What does your liver do?
Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, it is your liver that is most affected.
Your liver is an essential organ that has hundreds of jobs, including:
- Filtering chemicals and waste from the blood.
- Storing vitamins, minerals and iron and converting nutrients from food into energy.
- Helping to balance levels of sugar and hormones.
- Producing cholesterol.
- Making bile (necessary for digestion), and creating the hormone that helps to produce platelets (to stop bleeding).
Last updated: 17 August 2017.