Looking after your liver

You only have one liver, it’s important to know how to look after it.  It works hard and can take a lot of abuse, but it is like an elastic band – it can only stretch so far before it breaks.​

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body and does hundreds of essential jobs.

  • Fighting infection and disease
  • Destroying poisons and drugs (including alcohol)
  • Cleaning the blood
  • Controlling the amount of cholesterol
  • Processing food once it has been digested

It works hard and can take a lot of abuse, but it is like an elastic band – it can only stretch so far before it breaks.

Find out more about your liver