Liver Detox - 8 call signs to watch for
Read on to find out 8 alarm signals that your body would send out telling you that you need a liver detox soon.
✔ Frequent abdominal bloating
Gas and bloating in the abdomen that may cause frequent abdominal cramps can be an early signal that your liver needs a detox.
✔ Skin changes
Itchy or blotchy skin, the sudden appearance of dark patches in the skin, dry patches, dark patches/spots (also called liver spots) on the skin may be indications that the skin is not able to release its toxins efficiently. The skin would definitely do better with a liver detox in this case.
✔ High cholesterol levels
The liver is the primary organ in the body that is responsible for the production of cholesterol. The inability of the body to regulate fat in the body can cause a rise in LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in your body signaling the need for liver detox.
✔ Mental fog
Toxin buildup in the blood can occur when the liver is unable to filter poisons effectively. It may happen that eventually these toxins travel to the brain and give rise to a condition called hepatic encephalopathy. This gives rise to symptoms such as confusion, not being able to remember certain things and difficulty in making decisions. Continued inability to focus on tasks and rising mental fog surely indicates that a liver detox needs to be done.
✔ Unexplained weight gain
A liver that is not functioning optimally is unable to metabolize fat in the body. This shows up as a sudden increase in weight gain and fat builds up in the body especially around the abdomen. Visceral fat also increases. The sudden appearance of rolls of fat around the tummy may be an indication to clean up the liver.
✔ Mood swings and depression
When the toxins make their way to the brain, they affect your mood in addition to affecting your memory. Unexplained frequent mood swings, depression, and anxiety can all be due to the fact that your liver needs to be cleaned soon. Toxin buildup in the bowels and the liver itself can cause depression.
✔ Yellowed skin
If your skin takes on a yellow hue or there are a sudden appearance fatty yellow lumps around the eyes, it may be that your liver is clogged up with unhealthy toxins and is not able to effectively screen them out. When the liver becomes clogged with unhealthy fat, it eventually leads to a condition called fatty liver that can give rise to many further complications.