6 Habits That Harm Your Liver

It’s common knowledge that excessive drinking can lead to a whole host of health problems: high blood pressure, heart disease, digestive issues, liver disease and the list goes on.

Aside from excessive alcohol consumption, there are other habits that could be harming your liver, too—many of which may surprise you. We spoke to experts to find out aspects of your lifestyle that could use a few tweaks.

Habits That Can Harm Your Liver

poor diet

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a relatively common finding. In fact, it’s the most common reason people have elevated liver function testing on labs. It can sometimes lead to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, cirrhosis and liver failure, which is a potentially fatal condition, dr Allison Edwards, MD, Medical Director at Sesame, explains. It is associated with obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance, but the good news is that by carefully monitoring your diet, you can often get ahead of this progression if caught early.

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