What is Hepatic Encephalopathy?

Why Your Liver is Important

You only have one liver and it’s one of the largest and most important organs in your body. Your liver performs many jobs to keep you healthy including filtering everything that enters your body, such as food, drink and medicine.

After your intestines break down things that you eat or drink into their component parts, your liver is responsible for separating the good stuff from the bad. It sends the good things – such as vitamins and nutrients – into your bloodstream for your body to use and changes the bad or toxic things, making them harmless.