Not many people pay attention to their liver but it is one of the most important organs in your body. It can “speak” to you by showing signs and symptoms that can be associated with a health problem. When these signs appear, you should find ways to cleanse your liver. Let’s take a look at the top five warning signs you should not ignore about your liver.
Your liver acts as a “holding area” for toxins that could endanger your health, such as toxins from the food you eat or the drugs you take. It also stores key substances like glycogen, various vitamins, and minerals that are necessary for your body to function. Because of its role in detoxification, your liver needs periodic cleansing. But first, we’re going to look at some signs, which can show that your liver needs help.
Your liver has trouble digesting foods that contain a lot of fat
Liver’s responsibility is producing bile, which is essential for the digestion of fats. Fat digestion is the key for the uptake of fat-soluble vitamins (vitamin D for example) that your bones must have to renew and strengthen. So, if your liver digests foods with lots of fat, it may have some problems. You might notice lumps of fat in the skin or excessive weight gain, which may lead to obesity.
You might have abdominal bloating
Abdominal bloating could indicate nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, where the liver becomes fatty, swollen and scarred. Don’t forget that your liver takes up a lot of space in your abdomen, so if it is inflamed, it makes sense that you’d experience a feeling of fullness or bloating.
Your weight increases uncontrollably
You can’t lose your weight despite cutting calories and exercising. Your liver is a key in metabolism regulation. When it’s unable to perform its duties, your whole system gets sluggish. It is hard to kick calorie and fat when your liver can’t function to regulate insulin, break down fat, and regulate blood glucose. This can make it nearly impossible to lose weight, and that’s bad for bones – excess weight can contribute to bone density loss.
You have a big belly even though you don’t drink
It can occur when the liver is swollen or otherwise dysfunctional. One of the noticeable differences between liver-related abdominal fat is that it tends to be located in the upper abdomen, higher than typical belly fat.
You always feel hot or excessive sweating
These are the results from the liver’s role in hormone production going awry. Your liver has a complex communicatory relationship with hypothalamus – the body’s temperature regulation center. The hypothalamus also plays a key role in bone health by regulating bone-damaging cortisol through the release of hormones.
There are many gimmicky detox programs out there selling pills and products and making big promises to lose weight and feel great. But please be careful, do your research and choose a weight-loss program carefully. Some programs can be downright dangerous. We recommend cleansing your liver the natural way by eliminating the toxins in your diet and lifestyle. When you ingest all natural ingredients such as fruits, vegetables and lean proteins your body will naturally detox and cleanse over a period of time. Make sure to eliminate high sugary and high-fat foods. Your liver will be happier and healthier.
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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
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