The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It’s responsible for eliminating toxins, which is a difficult job considering the environment we live in. Once toxins accumulate in the organ, it becomes sluggish and overworked, which leads to toxin accumulation in fat cells all over the body, but especially in the belly area. This is why you need to learn and recognize the signs of a sluggish liver.
- Sudden weight gain
If your liver becomes sluggish, hours at the gym won’t mean a thing and you will keep on gaining weight. This is due to the body’s tendency to store unfiltered toxins in fat cells. The liver is responsible for metabolizing fat, but once it’s function is reduced, fat will just come back to the organ and cause you to gain weight.
A fully functioning liver creates antibodies that attack allergens, but when its function is impaired, it makes the body store allergens which results in the brain producing more histamine. If there’s too much histamine in your body for a longer time, you will end up with allergy symptoms such as itchiness and headaches.
- Chronic fatigue
This is one of the most overlooked symptoms of a sluggish liver. According to Dr. Edward Group, chronic fatigue is a common symptom of liver toxicity. When toxins disrupt your muscle metabolism, they cause aches all over the body, and this only gets worse when toxin buildup attacks the immune system. Left untreated, chronic fatigue can lead to moodiness, depression and anger.
- Excessive sweating and body odor
When overworked, the liver becomes hot and transfers this heat to the rest of the body which then tries to cool down by sweating. This results in excessive sweating and stronger body odor.
- Stubborn acne
Toxin accumulation in the body causes hormonal imbalance which leads to skin problems such as acne. If your acne are caused by a sluggish liver, there’s no cream or any kind of external cleanser that will be able to remove them.
- Bad breath
Do you have a problem eliminating bad breath no matter how much you floss and brush? According to Dr. Frank Lipman, this is a sign of a sluggish liver. Fetor hepaticus occurs when foul-smelling toxins start building up in your body, which makes your breath smell bad.
If you notice any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor to check if your liver is the problem. Watch the video below to learn how to keep your liver healthy: