Liver Diseases #1: Know Your Risk

Which organ in your body breaks down alcohol? It's the liver. The liver plays a variety of important roles. However, liver disease can progress without any symptoms as the organ has no nerve fibers that can sense pain. Every year, liver cancer accounts for 1.3 million deaths worldwide. But wait, there's hope. It's possible to avoid the worst-case scenario if abnormalities in the liver can be detected early. This episode will shine the light on the "silent organ" and help you understand your risk for liver disease.