The onset of the premature aging has not only the genetic nature, but also an ecological one. It develops when the complex of unfavorable factors affects the body. These factors include: excessive long-term physical and emotional overloads, stress at work which leads to the nervous breakdown, significant limitations of the physical activity, ecological problems in the environment in which the person lives and works.
The factors accelerating the aging include the toxic loads, i.e. smoking, alcohol abuse, hazardous employment. The unbalanced ecologically unfavorable food, radioactive substances, microwave radiation have the negative effects on the liver.
The long-term, chronic, inflammatory diseases of the liver, gallbladder, bowels, without the regular treatment and without the noticeable positive effect, significantly accelerate the processes of aging.
The persons suffering from the overweight, endocrine disorders, with some other diseases accompanied by the circulatory, respiratory disorders, chronic intoxication of the organism get old before time.
Aging is not only a complex of external changes, which is clear to each person, but also the change of the functionality of all organs, including the digestive system.
The rapid aging is primarily a sign of the impaired liver function. This organ accumulates and produces the vitamins, trace elements, enzymes, hormones, which are necessary for our body, and dispose of the toxins. If the liver can not cope with its functions, it immediately activates the chain of other disorders in the body.
In particular, the endocrine organs suffer, such as the thyroid gland and the ovaries, which produce hormones, which are involved in the reproduction and the maintenance of the attractive appearance. The liver should dispose of the old and waste hormones. If it can not cope with this function, they circulate in the blood and, consequently, the endocrine glands stop producing the new ones.
Association of the liver and aging process
Liver weight and its dimensions are reduced with the age.
The area of the energy and protein producing structures is reduced in the hepatocytes, the fat is accumulated, the activity of the hepatic functions is decreased.
The area of the lumen of the bile ducts is increased, their tone is reduced, slowing the bile flow. The level of the free bilirubin is elevated as a result of slowing the metabolism of pigments. With age, the protein producing and detoxification functions are reduced, production of amino acids is decreased and the harmful toxins are accumulated.
With age, the intensity of the blood supply to the liver is gradually reduced, its supply with the oxygen is decreased, the number of hepatocytes - the basic cellular structures of the liver tissue - is reduced, the activity of its functional activity units is slowed. The rate of protein synthesis performed by the liver is reduced by more than 30% in the old age, its involvement in fat, carbohydrate, pigment, water-electrolyte metabolism is reduced, the antitoxic, vitamin and synthetic and other functions are inhibited.
When the blood supply to the liver is impaired, its detoxification properties are reduced, the insufficient energy needed by the body is produced - the person feels chronic fatigue, apathy, decrease in sexual activity, reduction of interest in life.
The person associates all these changes with age and further focuses on depression. It is a vicious circle.
What should be done to make it again able to function at full capacity?
What could help regenerate the liver, preserve youth and health?
The wise men called the liver the "second heart", as it is responsible for many processes in the body. And, if to properly maintain this organ, we can have a significant effect on the premature aging.