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Northland DHB Gastroenterology Service

Public Service, Gastroenterology & Hepatology (Liver)


Roughly the size of a football the liver is on your right side just under your ribs. It stores vitamins, sugar and iron which are used by cells in the body for energy. It also clears the body of waste products and drugs, produces substances that are used to help blood clot and aid the immune system, and produces bile which aids in digestion.

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