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Can you live without a liver

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Can you live without a liver
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The liver is a large bodily organ, second in size only to the skin. It is the biggest internal organ. The liver is the size of a football and situated mostly to the right of midline in the upper quadrant. A small portion of it extends into the upper left abdominal quadrant.

No, a person cannot live without a liver. The liver performs critical functions vital to life. It plays a key role in digestion, including the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates; forms and secretes bile; produces cholesterol; breaks down and eliminates harmful substances from the bloodstream; converts ammonia to urea for excretion and manufacturers proteins.

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All central metabolism including catabolism (breakdown of simple bio-molecules like sugar, fatty acids, amino acids are degraded here) and anabolism (synthesis of necessary amino acids and production of energy compounds) occur here in the Liver. Liver is also a key organ involved in excretion of different byproducts that are produced in the body like ammonia. Liver is also involved in detoxification (breakdown of toxic materials that are ingested into the body). So how a person can live without such a important organ?

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No, you cannot. The liver plays a vital function in your body and you cannot live without one.
Interesting fact - The liver is the only organ in the human body that can regenerate itself. If you donate half of your liver to someone who needs a transplant, the half will grow back. The liver is the only organ in the human body that has this ability.

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No, this is one organ you cannot live without. There are liver transplants that would have to be peformed if you did lose your liver, but this would have to be immediate. It is not like your kidneys where you can have a dialysis machine to keep you alive.

If you have liver failure,it is most usual to die within a short time.

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No and if you can then you wont be alive for long since its main purpose is to clean and filter your blood.

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No, liver has multitude of important functions in the body and body needs the liver to sustain itself.

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No u cant live without a livwer

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