Some of the complications of diseased liver

DrSri By DrSri, 27th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1-1r6.gz/
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The liver is a vital organ in our body, which plays a vital role in metabolism and detoxification processes in our body. A diseased liver can cause many complications

Complications of diseased liver

The liver is a vital organ in our body, which plays a vital role in metabolism and detoxification processes in our body. A diseased liver can cause many complications such as:

High blood pressure: Poor liver function can trigger high blood pressure when it breaks down the adrenal hormone called aldosterone. Excessive aldosterone causes your body to retain sodium and lower potassium levels. This electrolyte imbalance can raise your blood pressure.

Autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory conditions,muscle and joint pain and chronic fatigue: When an overworked liver gets overloaded with artificial chemicals from foods, environmental pollutants and toxins from drugs and medications, it’s easy for these chemicals to build up in the liver and escape from the protective filters in the liver into your blood stream.These chemicals then become absorbed and incorporated into the cells of your muscles, organs, joints, and tissues. Now your immune system can no longer recognize these “chemicalized” cells as a natural part of your body and views them as foreign invaders that need to be destroyed.So, your body produces antibodies to attack its own cells. To overcome and even help improve autoimmune disorders—you’ve got to take the load off your overworked immune system by cleansing your liver!

Unstable blood sugar levels: When your blood sugar levels drop, you can experience fatigue, lightheadedness and an uncontrollable craving for sugar.People low blood sugar levels tend to have weight problems as well as chronic yeast infections.When blood sugar levels drop, a healthy liver will quickly release stored sugar called glycogen into the bloodstream. But when your liver is sluggish, blood sugar levels run haywire—and that can leave you prone to developing serious blood sugar problems!

Gallbladder problems and gallstones: When you eat fatty foods, your liver emulsifies—or breaks down—the fat with the help of bile, which is stored in the gallbladder. This process raises the cholesterol content of your bile. A sluggish liver will not manufacture enough bile salts to keep the cholesterol from hardening. The cholesterol crystallizes and turns into small “stones” known as gallstones—which can be painful and even lead to serious gallbladder problems!

Headaches: A sluggish liver allows toxins to leak into your brain and trigger headache pain. And unfortunately, painkillers can add further stress on your liver.

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author avatar Denise O
28th Feb 2011 (#)

Great info. Thank you for sharing.:)

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