Liver Conditions

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Latest Edit: Hector 2013-07-31 (EDT)

The liver is the primary organ of detoxification in the body.

Liver Conditions
Causes Food Reactions, Smoking, Allergies, Infections
See Also General Conditions,
Books Books on Liver Conditions
Articles Articles on Liver Conditions

Role of the Liver

The liver is a complex organ with many different functions including:

  • metabolize carbohydrates and store the breakdown products as glycogen
  • metabolize lipids (including cholesterol and certain vitamins) and proteins
  • manufacture bile
  • filter impurities and toxic material from the blood
  • produce blood-clotting factors
  • destroy old, worn-out red blood cells
  • primary organ of detoxification for the body


The following conditions increase a person's risk of liver disease:

Symptoms of Liver Disease

The primary symptoms associated with liver disease include:

Common Liver Conditions