Care for Your Liver
Here are some ways to keep your liver healthy everyday:
- Avoid alcohol. It can damage liver cells and lead to the swelling or scarring that becomes cirrhosis, which can be deadly.
- Eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise. Your liver will thank you. You’ll keep your weight under control, which helps prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition that leads to cirrhosis.
- Watch out for certain medicines. Cholesterol drugs and the painkiller acetaminophen (Tylenol) can hurt your liver if you take too much. You may be taking more acetaminophen than you realize. It’s found in hundreds of drugs like cold medicines and prescription pain medicines.
- Heel with health. If you avoid the bad and introduce more good, you can avoid