The liver is one of the largest organs in your body. It is very important to your health because it cleans your blood and helps fight infections. The liver makes important proteins that travel throughout the body. It also stores vitamins, sugars, fats and other nutrients from the food that you eat. The liver breaks down alcohol, drugs and other toxic substances that may harm your body. “Liver disease” may refer to any number of diseases or disorders that stop the liver from working as well as it should.
Liver disease is the second most frequent health problem that may result from Alpha-1. However, the exact cause of
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