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Liver Health

15 August 2011

Liver disorders and diet

Liver disorders have a great impact on what you can eat and what you cannot tolerate. Here are a few things you should look out for.

Liver disorders have a great impact on what you can eat and what you cannot tolerate. Here are a few things you should look out for.

Step 1: Understanding the relationship between liver disorders and diet
There are a variety of causes of liver disorders. The most common is hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). There are a number of infectious causes of hepatitis, of which the most important are the hepatitis viruses.

People with liver disorders need to pay special attention to diet in order for the liver to function optimally.

  • Avoid infection by hepatitis
  • Get immunised against hepatitis A and B (no vaccine for hepatitis C has been developed yet)
  • Maintain good sanitation
  • Always practise safer sex
  • Do not drink alcohol excessively

 

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