The Medical City Offers Non-Invasive Test to Assess Liver Disease

hospital,The Medical City, press release, medical treatment, liver healthMore and more people are suffering from liver disease due to unhealthy diet and lifestyle.The liver is one of the largest and most vital organs and it performs many important jobs, including protein production, changing food into energy and removing toxic or poisonous substances from the blood. One cannot live without a functioning liver. Hence, it goes without saying that we all should take extra measures to ensure the health of our liver in order to live a long and healthy life. 

There are a number of diseases that can injure the liver and stop it from working correctly. One of these is hepatitis or the inflammation of the liver. With hepatitis, the liver stops working well. It can lead to scarring (cirrhosis) or cancer. Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is the most common cause of liver disease in the world.

A person with a liver problem may not be symptomatic in the early stages of the disease. Sometimes the disease may be identified during routine tests for other reasons. However, once liver problems reach a certain point, symptoms will start showing up. The most common symptoms of liver disease include weakness and fatigue, weight loss, nausea, vomiting and yellow discoloration of the skin or jaundice.

According to the doctors at The Medical City (TMC) Center for Liver Disease Management and Transplantation (CLDMT), if you wait for these warning signs or symptoms before caring for your liver, it might be too late. An effective way of keeping track of your health is through regular health screening.

There are also liver function tests which are blood tests that help determine the health of your liver by measuring the levels of proteins, liver enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood.

Your doctor may order a liver function test if you’re more likely to have liver damage or disease, like if you are a heavy drinker, or if you come from a family with a history of liver disease, if you are overweight and have diabetes or high blood pressure or if you are taking medicine that can harm your liver.

FibroScan Probe at The Medical City

In 2010, CLDMT introduced the first FibroScan probe in the Philippines. The FibroScan probe is a non-invasive, painless, and speedy alternative to biopsies used for assessing fibrosis, or the formation of scar tissue due to injury or long-term inflammation. The early detection of fibrosis is the key to preventing chronic liver disease, which is associated with conditions such as Hepatitis B, alcoholic liver disease, and fatty liver disease.  Continue reading

Achieving a Healthy Liver Made Simpler

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It is a must that we take care of our liver in order to live a healthier and longer life and achieving a healthy liver doesn’t necessarily mean you need to break the bank. There are a lot of healthy food and simple methods that can help you achieve a healthy liver and you wouldn’t guess just how simple it is!

  1. Incorporate Garlic in your diet. Despite the strong smell of garlic, it has allicin and selenium which aids in liver cleansing.
  2. Try to eat Grapefruit everyday. Grapefruit is high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, it helps boost production of enzymes that helps in liver detoxification.
  3. Drink Green Tea. It is a drink of pure antioxidant which assists in liver functions together with other health benefits for the body.

Aside from these 3, make it a habit to exercise regularly and take a supplement that supports the health of our liver; why not take LiverMarin?

LiverMarin is specifically made to aid our liver with its Silymarin and Sodium Ascorbate compounds. Here are the benefits of Silymarin and Sodium ascorbate:

  • Silymarin ~ Is an anti-fibrotic which helps avoid tissue scarring. It also blocks the toxins away from our body, away from our liver.
    • It regenerates liver cells damaged by alcohol or drugs
    • It protects us against industrial poisons
    • It is a good antioxidant
  • Sodium ascorbate ~ Has general immune boosting properties. It helps prevent the body from getting diseases.
    • Has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties which aids in protecting the body from harmful diseases
    • Is essential for the body to be able to synthesize collagen, which is an essential component of connective tissues

Silymarin acts as an antioxidant promoting the growth of new liver cells while preventing liver damages while the Sodium Ascorbate helps boost the body’s immune system.

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4 Simple Skin Regimens for You!

Our skin is the biggest organ of our body and it is of utmost importance that we keep it healthy at all times. You do not necessarily have to spend too much and patronize expensive skin care products to have beautiful skin. You only need to know and understand your skin type to be able to achieve that healthy and glowing skin.

  1. You need to make sure that you get enough sleep to allow your skin to renew and regenerate overnight. It also lessens eye bags, acne, and dark circles under the eyes.
  2. Drink plenty of water EVERYDAY. When you drink plenty of water you nourish your skin with natural moisturizing properties and it helps flush out the toxins from your body.
  3. Eat healthy and exercise regularly. This does not only make you slimmer and fitter, it also provides amazing skin results because you get enough antioxidants by eating healthy plus you release happy hormones which make up for a stress-free, wrinkle-free face!
  4. Moisturize and give your skin extra care by taking skin enhancing supplements that provide a healthier and better skin while providing other health benefits to the body.

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