Liver health needs special attention during the early stages or the initial phase of liver disease. The liver is the less complaining organ in the body and refuses to show up any symptoms until it is damaged by 60%. The damage is irreversible in some stages of cirrhosis of the liver where the disease can go out of the hands of the liver clinicians. Taking regular care of the liver through routine check-ups is a must that will help you stay healthy throughout your life. As age advances, the liver functions of our body becomes to deteriorate. This affects the metabolic and digestive activities of the system as we age. Eating antioxidant-rich foods can help your body and prevent the oxidation process which can result due to aging damage.
Importance for liver: Continuous functioning of the liver
Let’s not forget some important facts that we are regularly eating throughout the day with three important meals - breakfast, lunch, and dinner which are very important for our body. The foods like carbs, proteins, and fats are regularly metabolized by the liver. Also, people who are taking long-term medications for diabetes and high blood pressure need special attention for liver functioning as all the medications get metabolized by the liver. Continuously working round the clock without any break, the liver needs regular screening and health checkups. The liver is the organ that helps in not only the processing of nutrients but also the storage of glucose or nutrients. During the time of fasting at night when we are sleeping, the glycogen stores in the liver get used up for the healthy functioning of the body.
Liver problems are preventable
Due to a lack of awarness about liver disease, people are not giving much importance to step precautionary steps for a healthy lifestyle. This liver day on April 19 th 2021, let us take an initiative to give prime importance to liver health for a healthy body. This year, the entire focus was the coronavirus pandemic and the vaccine for it. Let’s not forget liver health which can take a backseat due to the pandemic. A healthy lifestyle is a must for a healthy liver.
Taking action at the correct stage can help in preventing liver disease.
The liver has regenerative capacity
The liver is the only organ that has regenerative capacity. So, it is never too late to begin. If you have been ignoring the liver health or its metabolic or digestive activities of the body, it’s time to take action right away on this World Liver Day. This definitely helps you with a positive note that liver disease can be preventable with a healthy lifestyle, diet, exercise, and good habits.
Pandorum Technologies, A liver health startup
Pandorum Technologies, a Bengaluru-based biotech start-up, has developed an artificial tissue that performs the function of the human liver. Pandorum Technologies informed that this 3D- printed living tissues made up of human cells will be a great technology for people suffering from liver disease. The best of this research is to reduce the dependency on human and animal clinical trials. It can also eventually lead to full-scale transplantable organs. Pandorum Technologies 3D bio-printed mini livers mimic the human liver and will serve as a great platform for the development of drugs and vaccines. A positive role of these mini livers can definitely help in proving drugs with better efficacy, fewer side effects, and at a lower cost.
New development and innovations in the healthcare sector by Pandorum Technologies
The development of these artificial miniature liver organs has numerous clinical uses, The cell-based miniature- organs can be used to develop bio-artificial liver support systems for preserving and saving the lives of many patients who have developed liver failure. In the future, such bio-3D printed organs will address the acute shortage for liver transplantation. Scientists and various healthcare startups are coming up with innovations that can help in building better health and future worldwide.