English translated version as followed by the Chinese version
台大醫院醫師最近掀起一股超音波檢查熱，原因是該院一位才 37 歲的主治醫師就是因為太過仰賴肝功能指數檢查（GOT、GPT），卻在春節前被檢出已有 10公分 肝癌！且肝已被撐破！
晚上9- 1 1 點為免疫系統（淋巴）排毒時間，此段時間應安靜或聽音樂。倘若此時，作母親的仍處於焦慮狀態，如洗碗盤、盯孩子功課，對健康不利。
晚間11-凌晨 1 點 肝的排毒，需在熟睡中進行。
凌晨3- 5 點肺的排毒，此即為何咳嗽的人在這段時間咳得最劇烈；因排毒動作已走到肺經，不應用止咳藥，以免抑制廢積物的排除。
凌晨5- 7 點 大腸的排毒，應上廁所排便。
早晨7- 9 點 小腸大量吸收營養的時段，應吃早餐。療病者最好早吃，在６點半前，養生者在７點半前，不吃早餐者應改變習慣，即使拖到 9 、 10點吃都比不吃好。
Translation in English using Google Translate.
National Taiwan University Hospital recently set off a sonogram heat, because the hospital has a 37-year-old physician - because too dependent on liver function examination (GOT, GPT), before the Spring Festival he has been detected in 10 cm Liver cancerous tumor! And the liver has been bursting!
Clinically, there are far too many people are superstitious at liver function index, that index normal means OK, this misconception is even believed by many professional doctors. These doctors usually have to establish the correct health knowledge among people, but their own common sense actually is still not correct .
Liver Disease Prevention and Treatment Research Foundation executive director of National Taiwan University Hospital, professor of internal medicine Jin-Chuan Sheu noted that in the last decade of research in small liver cancer, deciding clinically the liver is of good condition or not can't completely rely on the liver GOT, GPT values, but with medical advances so far, this misconception still remains the same.
Jin-Chuan Sheu said this misconception has lead to many doctors making wrong judgement towards liver disease in the public; There was a physician who was helping his father in law to monitor the liver condition - believed on just checking the GOT, GPT, in the end, then the father in law still got liver cancer!
There is a young physician in NTU, due to the right upper stomach's discomfort, he did self-examination with ultrasound probe and discovered it's a tumor.
Jin-Chuan Sheu said that the liver itself has no sensory gland, so often the liver cancer was diagnosed when it has worsened to quite severe stage, but it was too late; This is the biggest reason why liver cancer is difficult to treat.
In Taiwan, there are 30 people die of liver disease every day. Under a limited knowledge, liver disease has been the biggest killer in Taiwan and became a threat to people's health. Physician Xu sighed, too many innocent people are killed.
Recently, Xu has a clinic patient who claimed a frequent stomach pain last month and experienced also a lot of weight loss; The sonography found he has a liver cancer, almost 80% of the liver has been "eaten" out .
The patient was shocked, asked him "how it could be?" He just did health checks last year, the results were normal, how could it happened just in one year, that the liver tumor has grown to so big?" Actually the patient just did the liver functionality test, and the results shown were "normal"
Jin-Chuan Sheu said: GOT, GPT is the largest enzymes inside liver cells, if there is any inflammation of the liver, or for whatever reason which cause cell necrosis, the GPT and GOT will come out into the blood resulting in the GOT and GPT values increased; Therefore, if the GOT , GPT index is not high, it does not mean that patients are not experiencing cirrhosis or liver cancer.
The ALT level is tested to look for and evaluate damage to the liver. This test measures the amount of an enzyme called glutamate pyruvate transaminase (GPT) in your blood. This enzyme is found in many body tissues in small amounts, but it is very concentrated in the liver. It is released into the blood when cells that contain it are damaged.
(The GOT glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase or GPT glutamate pyruvate transaminase is also known as AST and ALT)
Although the patients with hepatitis has their inflammation stopped, but when there is formation of cirrhosis of the liver and fibrosis and cirrhosis has been formed, the liver cancer is more easily occurred.
Furthermore, usually in the early stage liver cancer, the liver index is not high, because the growth of cancer tumor will only damage the surrounding liver cells, thus, GOT, GPT could be still normal, even if it's increased, it wont be too high. Because many people are lacking of this knowledge, thus causing many unfortunate tragedies.
The following are the reasons that cause fatal liver injury:
1. Sleep late.
2. No defecation in the morning.
4 Do not eat breakfast
5. Overuse of medication.
6. Taking preservatives, additives, coloring, artificial sweeteners (such as: barbecue)
7. Improper intake of oil (eg: salad as an unstable oil), cooking oil as little as possible, even good oil, such as: olive oil. When feeling tired do not eat fried things
8. Do not eat raw food (fully cooked) has adverse liver. Eat One-third or one-fifth raw or cooked vegetables, roasted vegetables must be finished on that day, do not eat it overnight.
9 wrong values, only go for pursuit of excellence, lack of peace and fraternity.10. Impatient.
Pay attention to the adjustment of living and eating habits.
When coupled with diet therapy, allowing the body to take the initiative at the right time for absorption and detoxification action.
Dr Chen earlier has mentioned that liver plays a very important role in our body.
The liver is the biggest gland in the body, and the scientists estimated it has over 500 different functions! The main functions of the liver are to:
- Assist in the food digestion. It makes bile, which is needed to digest fats
- Make many chemicals important for function of all over the body.
- Filter blood, remove toxins, dead cells, microorganism from bloodstream
- Regulate fat metabolism
- Burn fat - major fat-burning organ in the body
- Store carbohydrates in the form that allows a quick release of energy when it is needed. This is why people with liver damage may lack of energy.
- Regulate blood sugar
- Make plasma proteins, needed to help blood clot
Therefore, there is a direct link between our liver and heart.
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