Your liver is the hardest working organ in your body. It removes all toxins and filters the blood coming from the digestive system. Although the liver is very efficient at removing toxins, it plays an important role in all body systems.
Here are the most common signs that your liver is crying for help.
- Chronic fatigue
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome look like the common cold and symptoms can last for at least 6 months before being diagnosed. The cause of chronic fatigue is liver toxicity. A healthy liver converts glucose into glycogen, which provides the body with energy. However, a diseased liver does not produce glucose and has very little space to store it.
- Yellow eyes and skin
Yellow skin or yellow eyes are another sign of liver disease. This condition is called jaundice, which is not a disease in itself, but a symptom of a malfunction. In general, jaundice is caused by the excessive accumulation of bilirubin, a yellow pigment produced by the breakdown of dead red blood cells in the liver. If the liver can’t remove the bilirubin along with the old red blood cells, your eyes and skin will turn yellow.
In most cases, allergies are the result of liver overload and dormancy. A healthy liver cleanses the blood of all harmful molecules and eliminates potential allergens. But when too many substances enter the bloodstream and the diseased liver can’t remove them, the body releases antibodies and chemicals that cause an itchy rash on the skin.
- Swelling of feet and ankles
When the liver is diseased, the lower part of the body, especially the feet and ankles, form scars and accumulate fluid in an attempt to repair itself. The swelling is painful, but it’s still a sign that something is wrong with your liver.
- Weight gain
If you’re constantly struggling with weight gain, in addition to daily exercise and a healthy diet, you should talk to your doctor about possible liver dysfunction. When the liver can’t deal with all the incoming toxins, such as alcohol, artificial sweets, and high-fat foods, it stores all the unfiltered toxins in fat cells, which can be the cause of weight gain.
- Pain in the liver area
Persistent pain in the upper right side of your abdomen may indicate that you may have liver disease. The pain is usually dull and gets worse over time. If the liver is affected by the disease, it cannot work effectively, it becomes swollen and symptoms of toxicity appear.