Importance of Liver – Mannat Academy
Liver is located on right side of human body, midway between your waist and your arm pit. The liver is composed of a left and right lobe. The gallbladder is located at the right lobe and stores the bile. Liver tissue is made up of lots of smaller units of liver cells called “Lobules”. Many canals carrying blood and bile run between the liver cells. We call the the liver is one of the largest organs in the body. It has many important metabolic functions. Converts the nutrients in our diets into substances that the body can use, stores these substances, and supplies cells with them when needed. And also takes up toxic substances and converts them into harmless substances or makes sure they are released from the body.
Importance of Liver: Distinctive Sources
There are two distinctive sources bring blood to the liver
(1) The hepatic artery, which brings blood coming from the heart
(2) The portal vein that brings blood from the intestines. Then the hepatic veins eliminate/drain that blood.
Blood coming from the digestive organs flows through the portal vein to the liver, carrying nutrients, medication & also toxic substances. Once they reach the liver, these substances are processed, stored, altered, detoxified, and passed back into the blood or released in the bowel to be eliminated. In this way the liver can, for example, remove alcohol from your blood and get rid of by-products from the breakdown of medications. If we look closer, the liver is composed, of lobules where we find blood vessels, canals and cords interposed by liver cells, hepatocytes which act as exchange zones.
The liver plays a central role in all metabolic processes in the body. In fat metabolism the liver cells break down fats and produce energy. They produce about 800 to 1000 ml of bile per day. This yellow, brownish or olive green liquid is collected in small ducts and then passed on to the main bile duct. Which carries the bile to a part of the small intestine called the duodenum. Bile is important for the breakdown and absorption of fats
The liver stores vitamins (A,D,E and K). Glycogen (carbohydrates) meaning it stores energy like sugar and makes it available to our organism when needed.
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