7 factors that can affect your liver health


Smoking increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Toxins and carcinogens in tobacco disrupt liver function, causing inflammation, fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer.


Unregulated diet and supplements

Unregulated consumption of liver supplements, especially fat-soluble vitamins and other fitness enhancers without consulting doctors can cause liver toxicity.


Alcohol Consumption

Excessive alcohol consumption triggers liver inflammation and scarring, alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis.


Sugary and carbonated drinks

Consumption of high-sugar beverages rich in fructose on a daily basis is one of the main causative factors of NAFLD.


Sharing needles

Liver conditions like hepatitis B and C are blood-borne diseases that can spread using contaminated and unsterilized needles, including the ones used for etching tattoos.


Low water intake

Adequate fluid intake prevents dehydration and improves liver function by flushing out ingested toxins and chemicals from food.


Late and heavy meals

Consume lighter meals and allow a gap of two to three hours before bedtime. Partially digested food in the stomach before sleep can lead to excess fat deposition and a high risk of NAFLD.


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