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10 signs of a sick liver [infographic]
You may think that your brain rules your body, but you can make a strong philosophical argument that the liver really rules your physiology. Yes, the brain is the prime minister that administers the nervous system and many important bodily processes, but the liver is the royal organ that loyally maintains the body’s inner workings.
“Anything that keeps your liver from doing its job – or from growing back after injury – may put your life in danger,” warns the American Liver Foundation. So you’d be wise to keep your liver happy if you want to be healthy.
Today’s infographic lists 10 signs that your liver my be sick and in need of some extra care. But according to research from The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics “up to 50 percent of individuals with underlying liver disease have no symptoms.” We encourage you to talk to your doctor about liver disease. Find out if you are at risk or if you should undergo any tests. And make an appointment with your doctor if you have any persistent signs or symptoms that worry you. Seek immediate medical attention if you have abdominal pain that is so severe that you can’t stay still.
For more information about liver disease and steps you can take to protect your liver, click the links to the articles below:
Feeling worn down? Use this to help your liver detox your body
Your liver works hard every day to detox your body. Here are the natural supplements everyone needs to help the liver in its endless task of dispelling toxins. Continue reading >>
Natural help for your liver
Your hardworking liver sometimes needs help to stay in top-notch working condition. Its functions are crucial for wellness: cleansing the blood, filtering toxins, storing blood when you are at rest, and keeping ample amounts of blood in circulation. So supporting your liver with herbs and natural performance-boosters protects your entire body. Continue reading >>
Special antioxidant food abolishes fatty liver disease
Excess liver fat is a hazard. It’s even worse than that extra abdominal fat you’ve been worried about. That’s because it puts you at an even higher risk of developing insulin resistance, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. Continue reading >>
Read your labels! Over-the-counter drugs responsible for liver damage
Headaches, back pain, joint and muscle stiffness are just a few of the reasons people pop over-the-counter painkillers in search of relief. However, physicians continually raise questions about the safety of these drugs since the FDA requires serious warning labels. Continue reading >>
The paleo food that may save your liver
There’s one food that could be considered the most authentic part of the paleo diet. Not only is it closest to foods humans ate 10,000 years ago, its benefits for the liver are a revelation. Continue reading >>