Psalm 18:6 – In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.
For years you’ve suffered with chronic pain and with several illnesses.
That after years of being on medications, they take a toll on your body.
The liver has many jobs to perform but it’s basic jobs include filtering blood coming from the digestive tract before it passes to the rest of the body, detoxifying chemicals and metabolizing drugs, and producing bile which ends up back in the intestines.
You can see that each prescription and supplement that you put into your body goes through the liver. This means that the more drugs that you consume the greater the chance for liver disease and liver failure.
In addition, there are liver diseases that also compromise your liver. Medlineplus.gov lists in their article, “Liver Diseases,” liver diseases including hepatitis A, B, and C; diseases caused by drugs, poisons, or too much alcohol such as fatty liver disease and cirrhosis. For the complete list visit the websites pertaining to liver disease on medlineplus.gov.
You may think that liver failure isn’t that common, but it is. I currently I have three friends who are on the edge of a liver shutdown.
Let’s take a look at some of the signs of liver failure so that you don’t miss the signs of liver failure, and lower your risk of developing liver disease. Mayoclinic.org posts the article, “Acute Liver Failure,” and lists the symptoms some of which are pain in your upper right abdomen, abdominal swelling and disorientation or confusion. The article also discusses ways to help prevent liver failure include following the exact instructions that you receive with a medication and researching the risks of supplements and over the counter medications and know that you should only take the correct amount; in addition, you need to take care when using aerosol sprays as in cleaning agents and use of pesticides.
Though someone you know or even if it is yourself, is trapped in the grasp of liver failure, know that just as the Bible verse above says your cries for help are heard. God sees your distress and how sick you are. It may seem like nothing is going to change. However, there are treatments for the liver, and though it may be difficult to get one, there are also liver transplants available. God will walk with you through all of it. His ear will always be turned toward your voice.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.