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The liver does many jobs that are vital to the rest of your body. When something is wrong with the liver, your body may not get the nutrition it needs.
It is important that you eat a healthy diet that includes a variety of food from the food groups: grain products, vegetables and fruit, milk and alternatives, and meat and alternatives. Follow your doctor's instructions for eating carbohydrate, protein, and fat in the right amounts for you. Your doctor also may limit salt or take salt out of your diet to help protect the liver. Always talk with your doctor or dietitian before you make changes in your diet.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any problems.
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Current as of: November 7, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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