The liver is located in the right upper area of your abdomen.

The liver is located in the right upper area of your abdomen.

The liver performs many critical functions that affect metabolism throughout the body, including:

⭕ bile production, which is essential to digestion

⭕ filtering of toxins from the body

⭕ excretion of bilirubin (a product of broken-down red blood cells), cholesterol, hormones, and drugs

⭕ breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins

⭕ activation of enzymes, which are specialized proteins essential to body functions

⭕ storage of glycogen (a form of sugar), minerals, and vitamins (A, D, E, and K)

⭕ synthesis of blood proteins, such as albumin and, synthesis of clotting factors._

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