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Your Loved One’s Home Health Aide Can Provide Liver Protection Tips To Help Prevent Liver Disease

Mar 9, 2018 by Garrett Hafler

Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body and if it fails, you can experience some serious side effects. As a senior, it is important that you work closely with your home health aide and loved ones to ensure that you are working and taking steps towards keeping your liver healthy.

As you know, the liver is responsible for helping to clear out toxins from your system. It also has the ability to regenerate itself should it become damaged due to injury or go through surgery. While it is quite resilient, it is not indestructible.

Below, our home health aide team will provide you with some tips to help you overcome liver problems in the future.

  • Do not drink. However, if you do drink, home health aide teams recommend that you limit your alcohol intake
  • Never take acetaminophen regularly and always speak with your primary care doctor about new medications or supplements that you may be on
  • Make sure that you consume a diet that is rich in vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats
  • Take a moment to have yourself tested for viral hepatitis, as this is one of the main causes of liver failure
  • Always practice caution when using household chemicals that can cause liver damage
  • Make sure that you drink more coffee to help boost your system

If you have a concern about your liver health or you would like to inquire more about steps you can take to promote a healthy liver, talk to your primary care provider. You and your doctor can work together to create a healthier lifestyle, which may include a diet and exercise.

If you would like to see about having a home health aide provider care in your home, call Comfort Keepers today

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