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10 Of The Worst Common Toxins That Damage Your Liver

By Andrew Alpin, 23 June 2018


9Prescription medicines

Most medication is metabolized in the liver because the organ plays a major role in processing such medication with high levels of toxins. Those which are more potent in toxicity level than others are corticosteroids-steroid medication, codeine, tetracycline, Benzodiazepines like valium (diazepam) and Restoril (Temazapam) which should all be taken cautiously. Medications should always be taken on a doctor’s recommendation only. Most of the prescribed doses of these medications are safe for those without advanced liver problems.

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Paracetamol in its prescribed in the recommended dose is relatively safe for those also suffering liver problems. But! Taking too much at once or high doses for long periods of time can damage the liver. Always abide by the dose prescribed by your doctor.


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Why drinking and consuming paracetamol is bad


Those with liver problems should never exceed 2000mg of paracetamol in a day. Those habituated in taking paracetamol and drink alcohol regularly are at an increased risk of liver disease. When you consume alcohol while on paracetamol, the medication is broken down differently where a toxic by-product accumulates in the liver that destroys liver cells. If you are habituated in drinking, always consult a doctor when needing paracetamol.

Why drinking and consuming paracetamol is bad

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11Various over-the-counter medications

OTC medication should always be taken cautiously and never exceed the dosage. Medication like paracetamol and NSAIDs (non-steroid anti-inflammatory) medication like Advil and diclofenac are all dangerous for those with liver disease.

Various over-the-counter medications

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12Consuming too much salt

Consuming too much salt can increase blood pressure but it could also cause fatty liver. Your salt intake should be limited to 2300 mg per day which is roughly about one teaspoon. Moreover, you should always read the salt content on labels of processed and packaged foods like bacon, meats and sausages.

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13Other factors that damage your liver


Besides all of the items mentioned here, there are other factors that also damage your liver such as obesity and weight gain. Fatty foods and saturated foods are also culprits that cause liver damage when consumed in excess. Abide by a healthy diet and exercise to protect your liver.

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