Your liver is your body’s largest solid organ. On average, it weighs around 3 pounds in adulthood and is roughly the size of a football. This organ is vital to the body’s metabolic functions and immune system. Without a functioning liver, a person cannot survive. Also, there are many diseases that can develop in your liver such as autoimmune hepatitis, biliary atresia, cirrhosis, hemochromatosis and the hepatitis types A, B, C.
This organ is responsible for metabolic functions like converting nutrients from your diet so your body can use them and making sure toxic substances are flushed out before they cause any harm. When your liver is in trouble, though, there are some ways it lets you know. Check them out!