Association between alcohol consumption and liver diseases are commonly known from last 200 years. Being the commonly known relationship but still people are high amount of people who are consider to be alcohol dependant. As per the new data there are 10% of men and 3% of women are addicted to alcohol.
Continuous consumption of alcohol leads to damage of liver which can be liver cirrhosis which is main reason for requirement of liver transplant in developing countries like India and developed countries like US and UK.
You would also like to know that almost 4% of total cancer cases are alcohol related but there are some procedure by you can almost reverse the effects of alcohol consumption.
When you consume alcohol it reaches to your liver and your liver oxidizes the alcohol so it do not reach into your blood stream. The final product after process is water and carbon dioxide.
So, How does the alcohol effect your liver?
It is known that alcohol damages the liver but you can understand the seriousness as the increase in last decade it rose up to 25% which is very bad number and the thing to note is liver problems are getting younger as more than one in every 10 death because of liver are aged below 40.
There are two types of liver damage can happen because of constant alcohol consumption:
- Acute: This is a liver problem which has developed over the period of few months.
- Chronic: It is liver problem which has developed over the period of few years.
As per the liver society of America , If you drink alcohol more than 8 units a day if you are a man and 5 units a day if you are women you have risk of developing “fatty Liver”. Which is acute liver dieses. This is a common problem for regular drinkers.
Things listed below are the effect of regular alcohol abuse:
- Fatty Liver
- Grey hair
- Loss of muscle tone
- Mineral deficiency
But by time you can reverse the process of liver damage before it get permanent damage. The process of cleansing are following steps:
- Stop drinking:
If you are being informed that you have liver problem than first thing you should do is to stop drinking, decreasing the intake of alcohol is not an option whenever you consume the alcohol your liver needs to process it.
- Stop consuming toxic food items:
If you are consuming highly processed food like added nitrates and nitrites, fast food and meals. This put you at very high risk.
The chemical which are being used remain in body for very longer time, this also gives viable environment to grow the bacteria and the chemical also is one type of colour.
Start consuming the healthy food, you know how it works little bit of creativity and you will get your own tasty healthy food.
- Drink raw vegetable juice:
Having vegetable to your regular diet is not possible for everyone, and vegetables are very necessary for your liver heath. Fresh vegetable reverse the damage and they are rich of fibres which are very important for having a healthy life.
- Consume potassium rich product:
As this has emerged that the potassium does help to lower the blood pressure and cholesterol, which helps to live healthy life and have healthy liver.
Some of the example of high potassium food:
- Sweet potatoes
- Beat Green and Spinach
- Blackstrap molasses
- Coconut water