The liver is the largest solid organ in the body and one of its most important functions is to transform toxins into waste, which the body then removes through urine and feces. This is especially important function as nowadays, we are constantly surrounded by toxins and pollutants.
Unfortunately, the liver can often become overwhelmed, and incapable to get rid of all the waste, which leads to its storage in fat cells, mostly in the belly area.
The liver is a naturally fatty organ, so there should be some fat in the liver at all times. But when the fat in the liver counts for more than 5 to 10 percent of the total weight of the liver, fatty liver disease results.
There are two types of fatty liver disease: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and alcoholic liver disease. Alcoholic liver disease is the result of excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages while the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the result of non-alcoholic factors, like high cholesterol, excessive consumption of fast and processed foods, chemical influences, or genetics.
The following symptoms may indicate a liver in need of detoxification. Let’s take a look:
1.Unexplained weight gain
When your liver doesn’t work 100% on removing toxins from the body, reducing calories and regular workout won’t be of much help as the body stores the unfiltered toxins in its fat cells. Moreover, as the liver is responsible for metabolizing fat when it doesn’t function properly, fat will circulate from the gut through the bile and back to the organ.
When the liver functions properly, it produces antibodies which fight allergens, so in case its work is reduced, the body stores the allergens.
To respond to this, the brain produces histamine, which is a chemical which marks the allergens which should be eliminated, and in high levels, leads to allergy symptoms such as headaches, itchiness, and fogginess.
One of the early and obvious signs of liver damage is constantly feeling tired and weak. When the liver is not in great condition, the body must work harder and you will need more rest. This is due to an increase in toxins in the bloodstream that can’t be cleared out because the liver can’t get rid of the toxins properly. If the symptoms persist, especially with other early signs of liver damage, seek medical advice as soon as you can.
When the liver gets overworked, its functioning decreases and the liver becomes hot. Hence, as it is a big organ, it transports the heat to the rest of the body and tries to cool itself through excessive sweating.
The toxic buildup in the liver often leads to hormonal imbalances, which cause acne. If acne is caused by the reduced liver function, it cannot be treated externally.
If your oral health and hygiene are good, but you still suffer from a bad breath, you might have a problem with your liver. Consult your physician to be certain.
Ways to get rid of liver disease
You can reverse fatty liver disease and reduce its symptoms by incorporating some healthy lifestyle habits. This recipe is a delicious and nutritious way to reverse the effects of a fatty liver disease.
Chop one banana and blend with one cup of Greek yogurt, 1-inch grated ginger root, two tablespoons peanut butter and one teaspoon of dandelion root. Blend and serve immediately. Mix and match your favorite ingredients and incorporate into your diet 1 to 2 times a day.