About the liver

Weighing in at an average of 1.5kg, the liver is the largest organ inside your body making liver health incredibly important. It can be found in the upper right side of your abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above your stomach.

About the liver

The liver is one of the hardest working organs in your body. It works “behind the scenes”, performing over 500 functions. It is like a factory; it manufactures, stores, and processes anything you put in your body, including food, alcohol, medicine, or toxins.

Filters the good stuff that your body can use, and gets rid of the things that are no use or are harmful (alcohol, toxins etc)

Makes and stores vitamins and minerals

Assists in hormone production which helps to regulate our mental health

Regulates your energy levels by storing and releasing sugars

Helps fight infections in your body

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Liver disease is on the rise with around 1 million Queenslanders living with liver disease and 1 in 100 living with viral hepatitis.

Who’s at risk of liver disease

Top risk factors for liver disease include:

Left untreated, liver disease can lead to permanent liver damage such as cirrhosis or liver cancer. The good news is simple lifestyle behaviours can reduce the risk of serious liver disease.

To keep your liver in tip-top shape, so it can do all the heavy lifting your body needs:

Eat a balanced diet

Exercise regularly

Use alcohol responsibly

Ask your GP for a liver check

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