- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
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MIKE HEDGES MS PLEDGES TO SUPPORT LOVE YOUR LIVER MONTH
Speaking from his Morriston office, local Swansea East MS Mike Hedges said… ‘ You only have one liver and it’s important to look after it. It performs multiple tasks within the body and if it goes wrong there can be serious long term health issues.
I have recently supported a local resident with hepatitis and his life has been changed irrevocably since contracting a liver disease some years ago. Every area of his life is affected. It shows that when it comes to the liver, you have to keep it safe and do what ever you can to keep it healthy.
This is why I am supporting ‘Love your Liver’ month and I urge everyone to visit the British Liver Trust website at www.britishlivertrust.org.uk to find out more information and begin loving your liver!
Why you should love your liver
The liver is a fascinating organ and its importance is often underrated. It’s an amazing multi-tasker and has over 500 vital jobs to do to keep you alive. It’s just as important as other organs like your heart and lungs, but they tend to steal most of the limelight.
In the UK, liver disease is on the rise. The three major preventable causes are drinking alcohol, obesity and viral hepatitis.
When it’s damaged, the liver can repair itself, but only up to a point. Sadly, people with liver disease often don’t have any symptoms until the disease has progressed and it’s far too late for treatment. That’s why it’s so important to know the risk factors and to keep your liver happy and healthy for life – before long-lasting damage can occur. Take your first steps towards better liver health today.