Liver: the self-healing organ capable of regeneration!

liverLiver, one of the largest and heaviest organs in the human body, possesses the incredible quality of self-healing and regeneration. Just like the skin, liver can repair itself and it is the only organ that can fully regenerate up to 75% of damaged tissue. Liver is considered as the largest gland in the body since it synthesizes and Continue reading “Liver: the self-healing organ capable of regeneration!”

Importance of liver in our body

Importance of liver in our body

The liver is one of the vital organs in the human body and performs variety of functions. In humans, it is located in the upper part of the abdomen (above the stomach and below the diaphragm). In an adult it typically weighs around 1.5 kg. It is a reddish-brown wedge-shaped organ & has four lobes (of unequal sizes). It receives a dual blood supply from the hepatic portal vein and hepatic arteries.

The liver performs a wide range of functions in the human body. Some of them are: Continue reading “Importance of liver in our body”