Diseases of the biliary tract and the liver

The prevalence of diseases of the biliary tract and the liver in athletes is quite high. These diseases are often the cause of premature termination of sporting activity.
Normal functioning of the body largely depends on the state of the liver. The liver is involved not only in the process of digestion, but also in the synthesis, processing and depositing of many vital substances. Complex function and severe reaction to various pathogenic agents explain the frequency of liver diseases and motley symptoms of these diseases. On the liver and its function have a permanent effect as hepatotropic (viruses, poisons), and nutritional factors (alcohol, the lack of protein and other). It has a high regenerative abilities and large physiological reserves, without which it would be impossible compensation function disorders. Liver disease conditionally can be divided into disease actually liver tissue and diseases of the biliary tract.

  • Chronic cholecystitis (gastric)
  • Liver disease
  • Giardiasis
  • The success of gastroenterology in recent years, only highlighted the lack of attention to this clinical problems in sports medicine. The necessity of their solution depends on the introduction of modern methods of research in the selection and screening of athletes, create therapeutic departments with the dispensaries, continuity of treatment of the sick. A special role in the prevention of the spread of diseases of the digestive system among athletes should be played by the regulation of the power mode of work and rest (with the direct participation of the coach) and their early detection.