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The Liver: A Robust but Vulnerable Organ
The liver is a bulky organ: in the average adult, its mass is about 1.5 kg. It comes into play in many functions essential to the proper functioning of the body, for example, digestion, synthesis (manufacture), transformation and regulation of biochemical substances (e.g. bile and cholesterol), metabolism of alcohol and drugs, storage vitamins, iron lipids, etc. This vital organ accomplishes at least 500 complex functions!
Liver health can be threatened by many factors, including exposure to harmful products or substances. Cirrhosis of the liver is a serious condition that damages the liver significantly and compromises its proper functioning. It is often associated with alcoholism, and rightly so, and is the ultimate stage of chronic liver disease. Viruses such as hepatitis B or hepatitis C, genetic disorders, as well as metabolic or cancerous disorders can also be the cause of liver diseases.
The “Fatty Liver Disease”
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (commonly known as fatty liver disease) is characterized by an accumulation of fat in the liver. This condition is considered rather benign, especially in its early stages, but it can progress over time: inflammation may develop and sometimes fibrosis (abnormal tissue thickening, which becomes fibrous) develops. This is called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the most advanced and severe form of the disease.
For the moment, we do not know its exact causes. More commonly seen in people aged 40 to 60, NASH may occur at any age, including children over 10 years of age. It develops more in women than men.
Its frequency is increasing in industrialized countries. This is partly due to changes in lifestyle in modern society. The more sedentary lifestyle, overeating and a poor diet contribute to this growing public health problem.
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