The liver is primarily in charge of removing poisons from the body. The food, water, drinks, and pharmaceuticals we consume may include hazardous chemicals, which the liver is responsible for detecting and filtering out of the body.
However, as toxins build up in the body, the liver gets overburdened with poisons, which can lead to toxic liver disease. Toxic liver disease is also known as hepatotoxicity or toxic hepatitis, according to WebMD. If it is not treated properly, it can cause serious symptoms as well as liver damage.
Toxic liver disease can be caused by a variety of factors, including alcohol, herbal medicines, and prescription drugs. Headache, diarrhea, jaundice, weight loss, loss of appetite, fever, and other symptoms of toxic liver disease are among them.
Images of a healthy liver and a tainted liver
I'll show you five (5) drugs that can induce toxic liver damage in this article.
1. Pain relievers: pain relievers are one of the most commonly abused medications on the market. Its low cost makes it simple for people to purchase and abuse. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) and pharmaceuticals containing acemophetan, such as paracetamol, are the most commonly used pain relievers.
The use of opioids on a regular and occasionally unneeded basis can overload the liver, resulting in toxic liver disease.
2. Antibiotics: Antibiotics are one of the most often used medications. Antibiotics are the sole way to cure certain illnesses, such as typhoid.
Antibiotic treatment often takes 3-14 days or longer, depending on the severity of the sickness. However, using antibiotics for an extended period of time can cause toxic liver disease in some people.
3. Antifungal Drugs: Antifungal drugs are used to treat fungus-related infections and disorders. Yeast infections are one of the fungus-caused infections. Some persons have severe fungal infections that necessitate the use of antifungal drugs for an extended period of time.
Recurrent fungal infections are also a risk for persons who live in filthy environments. Toxic liver damage can be caused by antifungal medications.
4. Statins: Statins are a class of medications that are used to lower a person's cholesterol levels when they have a high cholesterol level. Cholesterol is hazardous because it clogs arteries, causing heart attacks and strokes.
People over the age of 40 are at a greater risk of having elevated cholesterol levels. People can avoid taking statins by avoiding diets high in unsaturated fats, such as junk food, sweets, and fried foods.
5. Steroids: Many men who want to look like they have "six packs" without having to go to the gym will use steroids to bulk up their muscles.
Steroids can be used for a variety of purposes. Regular use of steroids can cause the liver to become overburdened with toxins, impairing its ability to filter toxins out of the body and resulting in toxic liver disease.
NOTE: Taking the medications listed above does not guarantee that you will acquire toxic liver disease; rather, it raises your chances of getting it. The vast majority of those who take these medications will not develop toxic liver disease.
However, it is recommended that you do not self-medicate or abuse medicines, and that you always consult your doctor if you notice any changes, such as those described in the third paragraph of this article.
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