Liver disorders arise from damage to or diseases of
the liver, which is located under the diaphragm just above the
stomach and is the largest organ in the body. Countless chemical
reactions take place in the liver every day ,including the synthesis
of amino acids, the breakdown of proteins, the conversion and
storage of sugar, as well as the storage of some vitamins and
It also produces lecithin, cholesterol, enzymes and bile and
detoxifies harmful substances such as pesticides, food additives,
and environmental pollutants. Liver damage results from chronic
alcoholism, social drinking, obesity, chemical or drug ingestion, or
The most common disorder which affects this organ is hepatitis,
or inflammation of the liver. There are two forms of hepatitis,
acute or chronic, and the first of these is the easiest to treat.
Hepatitis can be caused by any of six viruses known as A, B, C, D, E
and G. The most common of these is Hepatitis A and is highly
contagious and produces acute flu-like symptoms, but usually causes
no long lasting damage.
You can suffer from Hepatitis B and C for many years often
causing no or few symptoms, but it can in some cases lead to
irreversible liver scarring (cirrhosis) or liver cancer. Types D, E
and G are rare.
All forms of hepatitis impair the liver's ability to process
proteins and carbohydrates, to secrete fat-digesting bile and to rid
the body of toxins and waste. But the chronic forms are the most
dangerous because they may ultimately lead to liver failure. Slight
liver injury may go largely unnoticed producing vague symptoms such
as digestive disturbances and fatigue. Long before actual damage is
detected, the liver may have degenerated cells, accumulated fat and
scar tissue, and greatly reduced enzymes and bile, resulting in poor
Starch is neither formed nor stored causing chronic fatigue and
obesity, lecithin is not properly synthesized, and fats are
inefficiently used. When the liver cannot synthesize the enzymes
needed to deactivate various hormones, such conditions as water
retention, hypoglycemia, hyperthyroidism, and excessive male or
female hormones in the opposite sex can result.
A deficiency of the B vitamins, C, E and certain amino acids
limits enzyme synthesis. A severe vitamin C, E and protein
deficiency may result in massive cell death and hemorrhaging of the
liver. Liver damage in animals has occurred when they are fed diets
high in refined carbohydrates and saturated fats or low in
magnesium, calcium and the sulphur containing amino acids.
The liver can usually regenerate itself if the diet is adequately
supplying all essential nutrients including complete proteins and
vitamins B complex, C and E. Vitamins A, C, and E aid the liver in
detoxifying harmful drugs and chemicals.
Vitamin B6, magnesium, acidophilus, digestive enzymes and
lecithin can prevent the accumulation and formation of ammonia,
which results from a damaged liver's inability to properly break
When following these treatments to control and cure Liver
Disorders, be sure to adhere strictly to the guidelines prescribed
by your doctor for each one.