Signs Of A Toxic Liver And How To Deal With It

Posted by Editorial Staff in Health and Fitness On 3rd February 2018
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After your skin, your liver is the second largest organ in your body. Often overlooked, your liver performs a variety of vital tasks. Here is a checklist to verify if you have any symptoms of liver toxicity . It is the do-everything organ. It helps your body process fats, synthesize proteins, regulate blood clotting factors and remove harmful toxins from blood. Viruses, drug use—including common drugs like acetaminophen—poisons, and alcohol use can cause liver damage. Fortunately, your liver has the ability to repair itself.

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Toxic Liver

The liver is probably one of the most important organs of the body for keeping you in vibrant health, and very often you don’t realise that you have a liver problem, because the symptoms are similar to so many other health issues.

So here are 8 signs of a toxic liver:

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Fatigue

If you feel fatigue the most part of the day, and even straight after you get up, check your liver.

A tired liver will leave you feeling tired and old but it doesn’t scream out in pain or creak like your joints. It suffers in silence so that you may not realise it is your liver that has a problem. The few signs of a tired liver are easily confused with other symptoms of ageing. You can also suffer from poor sleep, easy bruising, brittle bones, fluid retention and kidney problems and much more. This is your liver crying out for help.

Jaundice

Jaundice is the yellowish staining of the skin and sclerae (the whites of the eyes) that is caused by high levels of the chemical bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a brownish yellow substance found in bile. It is produced when the liver breaks down old red blood cells. Bilirubin is removed from the body through the stool (feces) and gives stool its normal brown color. The color of the skin and sclerae vary depending on the level of bilirubin. Excessive hemolysis or breakdown of red blood cells causes the formation of higher than normal amounts of bilirubin. When bilirubin levels increase, the liver may not be able to process the excess amounts. Jaundice then occurs. When the bilirubin level is mildly elevated, they are yellowish. When the bilirubin level is high, they tend to be brown. Icterus is the term for yellowing of the sclerae

Lack of appetite

If you notice that your appetite has changed lately, check your liver.

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Blood clotting

Liver problems often affect our blood. So, it can start clotting faster than before.

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