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What is the best liver detox to purchase? No I have not seen

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what is the best liver detox to purchase?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No I have not seen a doctor about this. I only take previcid for GERD
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, pretty healthy
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

why do you need a liver detox.

your liver detoxes your body and detoxes itself as well.

do you have a history of heavy alcohol use?

why do you think your liver is sick?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have been on holiday and did over indulge
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

I see.

avoid drinking alcohol now

drink more water and eat healthy foods and vegetables.

get more sleep and exercise during the day.

avoid smoking

these are the best methods for your liver and body to recover

take a multivitamin a day as well.

let me know if you have other questions.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
detox products on the market are unwise?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

no.

they are probably fine and safe

but are unproven and most likely don't do anything to help your liver.

they may contain herbals such as milk thistle and other herbs or supplements.

but these are unproven supplements.

you don't know the status of your liver

you haven't seen your doctor for blood tests or liver evaluation.

you have some guilt about how much you consumed over holiday.

the liver is a strong organ and can handle a lot

if you are worried about your liver, you should see your doctor and get blood test and ultrasound scans of your liver to see how your liver is doing.

taking over the counter detox products is not the answer.