Liver is a vital organ and is present next to the stomach, against the diaphragm in the abdominal cavity.

The liver has numerous functions to perform to maintain health and metabolism. Some of the major functions performed by the liver include:

  • Filtration and detoxification of the blood coming from the intestinal tract and other parts of the body
  • Helps in fat metabolism
  • Aids in sugar metabolism
  • Produces bile which is stored in the gall bladder that emulsifies the fats.
  • Synthesis of vitamins and proteins
  • Immune regulation


The liver is prone to infections and inflammations and symptoms include lethargy, vomiting, loss of appetite, and jaundice. For diagnosis, blood work and radiographs are required.