Forget about Superman and Batman, the real superhero to be celebrated is the liver! It truly is a life-saver, with its superpowers being that it works smoothly like a well-oiled machine, purifies our blood, aids in digestion, fights against infection. Above all, it has the power to heal itself when damaged, substituting old tissue with brand new cells! If that’s not a superpower, I don’t know what is!
But the liver too has its own Kryptonite, these can be in the form of swelling, scarring, cancer, or even consuming too much Tylenol. Such issues may prevent the liver from doing its natural self-healing and as the American Liver Foundation warns: “Anything that keeps your liver from doing its job — or from growing back after injury — may put your life in danger.”
There are a few ways in which we can detect such damages of our liver. This will help identify the issue and rectify it as early as possible, and this could end up saving your life. Although the liver is an organ that lies inside our bodies, there are a few external signs that show themselves when something has gone haywire.