SALZBURG. The liver is the body’s detoxification center. As an important metabolic organ, it supports the bile in fat digestion and helps regulate blood sugar levels. But what to do if the liver is sick? Elmar Aigner, Senior Physician at the University Clinic for Internal Medicine I with Gastroenterology-Hepatology, Nephrology, Metabolism and Diabetology at the University Clinic Salzburg, informed about this as part of the MeinMed lecture evening in the Kolping House.
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In a vivid presentation, Aigner explained how the liver works, pointed out diseases such as hepatitis, fatty liver or liver cirrhosis and clearly emphasized the importance of a healthy lifestyle. An impaired liver is usually not noticeable through pain, but through increased tiredness. To minimize the risk of liver disease, Aigner recommends a Mediterranean diet, exercise, avoiding obesity and a smoke-free life. Interested visitors also used the opportunity during and after the lecture to put their individual questions to the senior physician. Basically, anyone who has expanded their health knowledge can be a real help in many situations for themselves and for others.