The liver is the largest organ in the human body. Its main job is to filter the blood that comes from the digestive tract before it is passed to the rest of the body. Every minute, it receives about 30% of the blood that circulates through your body, making it the hardest working organ. There is always a risk that there are toxins in your liver.
Having a healthy diet will help your liver. Despite the liver being able to break down most chemicals in the bloodstream, it can be damaged because of them. Constant exposure to harmful chemicals can put your liver in harm’s way.
Because your liver’s sole job is to convert toxins into healthy waste, it’s important to realize when those toxins are not converted. The following are signs that your liver could be full of toxins.
Pain In Your Liver: The first direct sign that your liver is full of toxins is a pain in that general area. The liver is located on the upper right portion of your abdomen, under your stomach and beneath your diaphragm. As you can see, it is extremely large. The pain that you will feel can be compared to a dull pain. However, depending on how much toxin is in it, the pain can become unbearable. Remember, if your liver is suffering from a disease, it cannot operate properly. So it sends out warning signs that it is full of toxins.
Your Ankles and Legs Will Swell: The worst thing you can do is ignore your liver issues. If you do this, your liver will be forced to try and repair itself by forming scar tissue. Increased scar tissue makes it extremely tough for the liver to function properly. This will eventually lead to portal hypertension. Portal hypertension is the increased blood pressure within the portal veins. This will cause fluids to pile up in your legs. The swelling is painless, but it is a direct sign that your liver may be overloading with toxins.
Weight Gain: This can be an easy sign to notice, especially if you live a healthy and active life. If you exercise on a daily basis and have a healthy diet, weight gain should be a red flag for you. If you notice that you’re gaining weight, and it’s not from overeating or a hormonal imbalance, go see your doctor. When the liver is unable to deal with all the toxins coming through, it has to store the unfiltered toxins in fat cells. The only way to start losing weight again is if you help clean out your liver.
Allergies: In a lot of cases, your liver being overloaded can cause an allergic reaction. The reason is that there are too many substances entering the bloodstream, and the brain will recognize them as allergens. The brain will immediately release antibodies and chemicals that cause itchy rashes. However, if your liver is healthy, it will clear away any potential harmful allergens.
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