The liver size is somewhat bigger than other body organs and it weigh is almost 3.5 pounds. Actually, it is the biggest gland in human body. The liver carries out numerous essential functions in our body. In fact, liver is responsible for metabolizing cholesterol, fatty stuffs and carbohydrates, which body gets from the food we eat. It produces a necessary digestive juice known as bile for absorption of fats in the intestines. Its functions also include blood purification, producing bile and amino acids, and serving as a storage space for glucose.
Liver also for remove all the toxic materials from the body. These toxic materials enter in the body via pollution, drugs or alcohol. The liver has the natural ability to regenerate the cells that get spoiled by any injury, harmful materials or due to some diseases. But when the destruction of cell goes on for a long time then liver fails to renew them. As a result, the destruction becomes enduring and there is a collapse in the normal liver functioning and disorder started in liver known as Liver Enlargement. When the liver becomes enlarged or fatty, the body can suffer severe side effects, some of which can be deadly if left untreated.
Liver Enlargement is frequently known as hepatomegaly or Enlarged liver. It is not a disease in itself. Somewhat, it is a possible indication of some serious health conditions like congestive heart, cancer or hepatitis. Generally, liver enlargement does not show any signs or symptoms, may be because liver does not have any nerves. But when the liver develops into extremely large size then ache is experienced when the stomach is touched. Some uneasiness also starts when the liver puts stress on the nearby organs and nerves because of enlargement. When the liver stops working usually because of its enlarged size, it can result jaundice.