Sitting just under your rib cage on the right side of your abdomen the liver is an organ with a size of a football. This organ is important for digesting food and removing toxins from the body. Once damaged your liver requires extra care and time. Liver diseases can genetic or can occur due to various other factors. Therefore it is better to avoid the problem rather than looking for its cure. And this can only happen when you know about the factors that damage your liver.