The Liver

The liver is a large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity. It secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes.

 

The liver is an incredibly hardworking organ. Every day, it performs hundreds of critical functions that keep your body healthy. That’s why liver disease is such a serious risk to health and life.

 

 

 

ONE OF EVERY 10 AMERICANS
HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY LIVER DISEASE.

Millions of Americans have liver disease and don’t even know it. In fact, liver disease is one of the top ten causes of death in the U.S., even though many forms of liver disease are preventable and many more, if detected early, can be treated effectively.