The liver, one of the largest organs in the human body weighing approximately 3.1 pounds, occupies a significant portion beneath the ribs and extends into the left upper abdomen. As a vital organ, it serves numerous functions such as converting nutrients from our diets into storable substances, synthesizing proteins and blood clotting factors, and manufacturing triglycerides and cholesterol. Essentially, the liver plays a central role in all metabolic processes within the body.
1 Pain in the upper abdomen
Experiencing discomfort or pain, particularly in the upper abdomen, may indicate that the liver is not functioning optimally. While it may be safe to monitor and see if the pain resolves on its own, seeking medical attention is crucial if the upper stomach pain persists, ensuring prompt resolution of any underlying issues.
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