The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It's essential role is turning toxins into waste to get rid of the bad stuff. The waste is removed through feces and urine. As we age, our liver tends to weaken, become sluggish and overworked. When this happens it turns the toxins into fat and stores the fat cells primarily in the area around the belly.
There is also something called Fatty Liver Disease. This is when a person's liver is more than 5-10% of the total weight of the liver. Two types of Fatty Liver Disease are Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is exactly what it sounds like; a liver that's function has been compromised due to an excessive intake of alcohol. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease can be a result of high cholesterol and genetics. In either scenerio, the liver is not operating to its full potential.
A liver that doesn't function properly will produce symptoms in our body. Below, we have listed five recognizable signs that you may have a toxic liver that may be the reason you're gaining weight or holding onto fat.
1. WEIGHT GAIN/WEIGHT LOSS RESISTANCE
When your liver isn't functioning properly it is unable to remove the bad toxins from your body. This results in your body holding onto more calories and fat will circulate from your gut, to your bile, and back to your organs.
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2. BAD BREATH
Even with good oral hygiene bad breath can still linger. This may be a result of an unhealthy liver. Alcohol and a poor diet can contribute to a fatty liver which makes it difficult for your body to cleanse and eliminate the toxins.
Your skin can be negatively affected by hormonal imbalances from toxins in your liver. If you can't seem to get rid of acne, chances are your liver is not functioning 100%.
4. CHRONIC FATIGUE
Toxins can cause your body to be unable to metabolize muscle tissues. This may cause muscle aches, physical fatigue and overall feeling of being tired and sluggish. Over time this can lead to depression, anger issues, irritability and mood swings.
5. EXCESSIVE SWEATING
The liver is already working hard to keep your body healthy. When it gets overworked it's forced to work extra hard to function, which results in it becoming hot. In order to try to cool off, your liver will tranfser the heat to other parts of your body which can result in excessive sweating.
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