Your liver is one of your truest and most hardworking friends. Think of it as a built-in, ultra-effective toxin remover and a master of another 500 functions listed in medical books. Now that you know how much your liver does for you, you do not want to be an ungrateful friend, do you?
We prepared a list of tips to help you see when your liver is crying for help. To the rescue!
1. Chronic fatigue
Chronic fatigue syndrome resembles a prolonged flu-like illness. By definition, you should experience the symptoms for at least 6 months before you can be diagnosed with chronic fatigue. The reason behind this is the intoxication of the liver.
The liver, to a large extent, contributes to the energy supply in the body. It turns glucose into glycogen and stores it for later use. A healthy liver pours out glucose between meals or whenever there is a need for nourishment and energy. The diseased liver, however, can hardly produce glucose and has very little space to store it.
2. Yellow skin and yellow eyes
When a person’s eyes or skin turn yellowish, science calls it jaundice. Jaundice itself is not an illness but rather a symptom of possible malfunctionings. Normally, jaundice appears when a diseased liver makes the system accumulate too much bilirubin – a yellow pigment that is formed by the breakdown of dead red blood cells in the liver. Guess what happens when the liver fails to get rid of bilirubin along with old red blood cells? That’s right. You turn yellow.