Top 10 Warning Signs Of Liver Cancer (We Never Imagined #6!)

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How Can You Reduce Your Risk?

As we already mentioned, liver cancer does not typically show itself until it has progressed considerably, which is why prevention is your best defense. Let’s look at ways that you can reduce your risk as much as possible.

  • Consume foods and herbs that are known to support the liver and help it to cleanse itself.  Foods like lemon, cilantro, garlic, and Brussels sprouts are all good for the liver. You can also add herbs and spices such as turmeric, milk thistle, and St. Mary’s thistle to your diet.
  • If you should experience any of the above symptoms, and they don’t resolve themselves after a week or two, see your doctor.
  • Avoid contracting hepatitis by avoiding sex with strangers, wearing condoms, not using shared needles, and avoiding physical contact with those who have hepatitis.
  • Although it is best to avoid all tobacco use and alcohol, a moderate routine of use is far better than excessive use. If you smoke, quit. If you drink alcohol, limit yourself to one or two drinks a day.
  • If you work around environmental carcinogens or industrial chemicals, take protective measures.
  • Avoid the use of chemicals around the home. Find natural means of fighting unwanted pests, killing weeds, and household cleaners. The fewer chemicals you exposure yourself to, the less load you place on your liver.
  • If you have a family history of liver cancer, or other types of disease the increase your risk of liver cancer, get regular screenings from your doctor.
  • Avoid unnecessary antibiotics, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, or recreational drug use. All of these must first be screened by your liver, which places a huge burden on it.
  • Get piercings and tattoos only from clean, reputable locations that have been in business for a while.

The best way to avoid liver cancer is to eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise and sleep, avoid all forms of tobacco, limit alcohol use, and be aware of the symptoms.



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