why do we need a liver?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kats1978, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. kats1978

    kats1978 New Member

    If mine is damage why can't they just take it out?
  2. Kathryn

    Kathryn New Member

    without it you will die. The liver is one of the body's filtration systems and helps to remove toxins from our blood. It is also one of the few organs that can, to a certain extent, repair itself. Take care of it, follow your doctor's instructions, and hope for the best.
    Kate
  3. kats1978

    kats1978 New Member

    why do we need one
  4. baby-bear

    baby-bear New Member

    You know when you have a fish tank and you need a filter or the fish will die? Well the liver is the same idea. Without your liver... just like a fish tank filter, you would die. The liver filters out all the harmful stuff that enters your body. All the meds you take and all the food you eat and drink...anything good and bad that you put in your body....that has pesticides and inert ingredients that contamonate your blood...your liver has to filter it out. I bet if you look up on the internet functions of the liver you'll get a good understanding. Hope this helps. Love Pammy
  5. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    If you don't have a 'filter' in your car, it would eventually burn up. Thats why you need oil changes!

    Shalom, Shirl