The liver is one of the most important organs of the human body. In fact, it is a huge gland that takes part in many processes of the body – the metabolism of various substances, including those coming from the outside, in the production of bile involved in the digestion process.
The load on the liver is very high. And for this reason, the liver needs protection. Especially the liver suffers if some chemicals or alcohol poison the body. In this case, liver cells can not cope with their functions, and there are liver diseases, such as cirrhosis. To these problems can also be added infectious hepatitis, affecting the liver.
Hepatoprotectors are a special group of drugs that have a stimulating effect on liver cells and promote the restoration of their structure, normalize the basic functions of the liver and protect hepatocytes from pathogenic action of such toxic substances as medicines, unhealthy and poor-quality food (fatty or fried foods, smoked foods, alcohol ), chemicals and other damaging factors.
Drugs for the treatment of liver diseases can be produced from both plant and synthetic components. There are preparations for the liver, which are available only in the form of tablets, there are injections, and there are preparations that have both dosage forms.