If you’ve had joint pain or chronic pain, it’s likely you’ve used prescription and over-the-counter pain medications to find relief over the years. After years of use, you may have been told that prolonged or overuse of these pain medications, supplements, or prescriptions have now damaged your liver. According to Mayo Clinic, this is a possible reality for so many dealing with pain since too many pain management therapies can lead to liver problems.
Why is having a healthy liver important?
Your liver is the organ in your body responsible for filtering out toxins. These toxins can come from pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals in our water, air, and food, or from the excessive use of medications and supplement or alcohol consumptions to name a few.
It’s impossible to prevent all toxins from entering your body, so the liver’s job is very important. Exploring holistic and natural treatments to supplement your pain management options can possibly help reduce the amount of pain medication you use, which will reduce the negative effects on your liver.
Luckily, your liver is the only organ in your body that has the ability to regenerate itself- so there are things you can do to help your liver heal and prevent your liver from becoming extremely damaged in the first place.
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