Common causes for liver toxicity

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Common causes for liver toxicity:
There are five main causes for liver toxicity(deadliness)

  1. Alcohol
  2. prescription drugs
  3. over the counter pain medications
  4. Herbs & dietary supplements
  5. Industrial & commercial chemicals


Liver toxicity or toxic hepatitis (virus), happens when there is an addition of toxic material in the liver, one of the main function of the liver is to filter out dead material from the body. If the exposure to the toxic material continues long-term it might cause continuous damage to the liver.

What is meant by liver toxicity:
Liver toxicity might occurs with different kind of causes, here we will give you a clear example how it will occurs.
e.g; When we have a pill (tablet),the liver breaks down the ingredients inside the pills, so that they can be removed from body through bile(or)urine, which ends up in the production of some  byproducts.                                  Many of these byproducts will stay in the liver, since pills are chemicals, these byproducts are often toxic to the liver when they accumulate (addition) they cause inflammation (irritation) in the liver. If the irritation continues it cause liver failure and cirrhosis (chronic disease) which cause severe life threatening. Catalogue for liver toxicity:

1. Alcohol :
Alcohol is the most common cause for liver-toxicity. Drinking 1-2 glasses of wine or a pint of beer per week is fine and even good for health, whereas more alcohol consumption causes nflammation in the liver, over long time irritation causes to damage of liver slowly with chronic disease.

2. Over-the-counter pain medications :
These drugs are minor pain relievers and you can get that without any prescription. When consumed it in large quantity or usage of it for long term causes hepatitis in liver with a toxicity. Some of examples of pain drugs are: if you these frequently these pain drugs causes liver-toxicity such medications are Ecotrin, Fasprin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Midol, Motrin, Caldolor, Neoprofen and Naproxen, Naprelan, Aleve, Naprosyn, Anaprox etc.
Note: According to FDA, drug usage causing the liver-toxicity compare to other combined causes.

3. Prescription Drugs:
According to demographics (statistics) people at young age are dying because of frequent usage of minor pain reliever drugs.

According to mayo Clinic : Some prescription drugs that may cause liver-toxicity due to deadly combination of Oxycodin(a pain killer) Valium, Xanax, Restoril, Unisom and Vicodin, Azasan, Imuran, Zocor, Pravachol, Lipitor, Lescol, some anti virals and Anabalic steroids.

Note: News claims that every year 100,000 Americans die due to toxicity caused by FDA- approved Drugs.

4. Herbs and Dietary Supplements:
There are some natural herbs too which causes liver toxicity when consumed in large quantities. Some of examples are:cascara,chapparal,comfrey,kava and ephedra.

5. Industrial and commercial chemicals:
According to Haz-map, there are dozens of common commercial and industrial chemicals that may cause liver damage.
e.g;chlorinated solvents and carbon tetra chloride(uses for dry cleaning),vinyl chloride(uses in making of plastics).

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These are some of the websites for drug information to get avoid from toxic diseases.

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