We have become too dependent on western medicine to understand the way our body is feeling. In addition to looking for medical professionals to tell us how to defend ourselves against that, we must also pay attention to our body and determine for ourselves what it is telling us. An important place to start is the liver . A damaged liver can show external signs of being sick, for example, spots on the skin .

Signs of a damaged liver

The liver is a tough organ and carries a lot of responsibility in its functions. It gives us youth and longevity when it operates effectively, and subjects us to premature aging and shorter life when it is not working properly.

Simply put, the liver is an organ that we must treat with as much respect as possible. Unfortunately, the standard diets of the western world today are not a helping factor.

So how do you know if our liver is crying out for help? These are some visible physical signs:

Abnormal fat metabolism by damaged liver

  • Abnormalities in the level of fats in the bloodstream. For example; elevated levels of LDL cholesterol and reduction of HDL cholesterol and elevated triglycerides
  • Arteries blocked with fat, leading to high blood pressure , heart attacks , and strokes
  • Fat accumulation in other organs of the body (fat degeneration in organs)
  • Fatty lumps on the skin (lipomas and other fatty tumors)
  • Excessive weight gain, which can lead to obesity
  • Inability to lose weight, even while dieting
  • Slow metabolism
  • Protruding abdomen ( tummy )
  • Cellulitis
  • Fatty liver
  • Fat roll around the upper abdomen

Digestive problems from damaged liver

  • Indigestion
  • Reflux
  • Hemorrhoids
  • The gallstones and gallbladder diseases
  • Fatty food intolerance
  • Alcohol intolerance
  • Bouts of nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal distension
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pain over the liver – (upper right corner of abdomen and lower right rib cage)

Blood sugar problems

  • Desire for sugar
  • Hypoglycemia and unstable blood sugar levels
  • Onset of mature diabetes (type 2) is common in people with a fatty liver

Signs of a damaged liver in the nervous system

  • Depression
  • Mood swings, such as anger and irritability
  • Emotionally the liver is known as the “seat of anger”
  • Lack of concentration and “brain fog”
  • Overheating of the body, especially the face and torso
  • Recurring headaches (including migraine ) associated with nausea

Immune dysfunction

  • Allergies – sinusitis, hay fever, asthma, dermatitis, hives, etc.
  • Multiple sensitivities to food and chemicals
  • Skin rashes and inflammations
  • Increased risk of autoimmune diseases
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Increase in recurrent viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections

    External signs of a damaged liver

    • Dirty tongue
    • Bad breath
    • Skin rash
    • Itchy skin (pruritus)
    • Excessive sweating
    • Bad body odor
    • Eye bags
    • Yellowing of the eyes
    • Itchy, red, swollen eyes (allergic eyes)
    • Acne rosacea – (red pimples around the nose, cheeks and chin)
    • Spots on the skin (liver spots)
    • Red palms and soles of the feet, which may also be itchy and swollen
    • Reddened facial appearance or excessive blood vessels (facial capillaries / veins)
    • Hormonal imbalance
    • Intolerance to hormone replacement therapy or the contraceptive pill (eg side effects)
    • Symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes -may be more severe
    • PMS can be more serious

    How to heal damaged liver

    In short, we clean our diet and lifestyle to avoid toxins in our food, air, water, and personal care products. Detoxifying the body is the first step to healing a damaged liver. Always consult a specialist to better guide you on what exactly you need, but you can start with these ideas that we offer you in our articles: Liver cleansing and detoxification with raisins; Diet to detoxify emotionally and physically from liver problems ; Instructions for liver and gallbladder cleanse with olive oil and grapefruit .

    If you have a damaged liver, you also have to consider:

    • Colonics
    • A proper diet
    • Herbs like milk thistle , artichoke leaf, and dandelion
    • High quality probiotics
    • Daily exercise (walking, yoga)
    • Rest more (but not immediately after meals)

    Also, learn to let go. The emotion of anger is connected to the liver so work that anger, not relive or feel anger towards any situation.

    So start healing that damaged liver by loving it, taking care of it today, and eliminating all the things that irritate it. Then you can enjoy the youth and longevity you deserve. For your health!

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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