What do Medications do to the Liver?
- 11 Months ago
Most medications (drugs) have to be broken down by the liver to act on the body. When drugs enter the liver, liver enzymes are called in to deal with the drugs so that the drugs do not hurt the body. When more drugs arrive at the liver, more enzymes are called into action which means the liver is working too hard and it can be damaged.
But this does not mean you should not take medications that are advised by your doctor. It only means you should take medications only if required. Avoid self medications and unnecessary consumption of medications. This will avoid the burden on your liver.