I said that I would randomly post some liver disease facts during the month of October. So here is the first installment. 1. Thirty million Americans - one in every 10 - are or have been affected by a liver, biliary or gallbladder disease. One in every 10, 10%, wow! In our house the number is 1 in every 2 people if you count my gallbladder disease.
2. There are more than 100 types of liver disease, but hepatitis A, B, and C are the most common. Can you name Rick's liver disease?
3. The liver filters over a liter of blood each minute, removing toxins such as air pollutants, pesticides, cigarette smoke, environmental chemicals, alcohol, and prescription and non-prescription drugs. EVERYTHING you ingest, by consumption or inhalation, even products you put on your skin, pass through your liver. Seriously people, EVERYTHING!!
Please take care of your liver. You never know when someone might need part of it.