With physical and social distancing becoming the norm for everyone, it’s been increasingly difficult to avoid feelings of isolation and anxiety. Self-quarantine has also made it challenging to focus on taking care of your physical health.

One of the things that the general public tend to overlook when discussing care for one’s well-being is digestive healthcare. What a lot of people don’t know is that the digestive system affects your overall health.

Taking a deep dive on digestive health, one must not skip the liver, the second largest organ in our body. A vital player in the digestive system, the liver is where important vitamins, energy, and minerals–including protein–are stored and made. It also filters out harmful toxins from the body.

For an organ that works so hard in so many ways, it’s not always easy to spot the signs for liver problems. Be aware of the signs and symptoms of liver health! The good news is many severe liver diseases can be prevented or treated if detected early!

Some of the signs and symptoms of liver disease include chronic fatigue, abdominal pain and swelling, skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice), swelling in the legs and ankles, itchy skin, dark urine color, pale stool color, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, and tendency to bruise easily.

It’s important to take a more proactive approach in caring for one’s liver. Living a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise are steps to taking care of your liver.

If you have any of the symptoms above, it is recommended that you schedule a visit to your doctor and have your liver checked. Ask your doctor about SGPT Tests or Ultrasonography. These are accessible methods of assessing your liver health!

On top of healthy living, there are treatments that exist to support a healthy liver.

(Phospholipids) Essentiale® Forte P contains purified EPL® (Essential Phospholipids), which is extracted from natural food with precise technology from Germany. It can be easily absorbed by liver cells. Essentiale, an over the counter treatment, is clinically proven to strengthen liver health by promoting the repairing function and regeneration of liver cells.

Make your liver happy and healthy with a combination of proper medication, balanced diet, regular exercise, and by having your liver checked as part of your annual physical examination!

Aside from Essentiale Forte P, Sanofi Philippines offers a wide range of digestive healthcare solutions to help you with your digestive problems. Readily available in drugstores nationwide, you can easily reach for (Bisacodyl) Dulcolax for dependable constipation relief, (Hyoscine N-Butylbromide) Buscopan for stomach aches and abdominal cramps, and Erceflora Probibears for your child’s overall digestion.

As the whole world celebrates World Digestive Health Day (#WDHD2020) on May 29, Sanofi invites you to help spread awareness on proper digestive healthcare. Be part of the movement and share your stories on social media by using the hashtag #LetsTalkAboutGutFeelings. Know more about the state of your gut health and find out how you can better take care of your digestive health.

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