If you have most of these symptoms, look no further--your liver is nor working properly.
Feel tired when you wake up
Energy levels fluctuate throughout the day, with your tiredness becoming worse after meals
You can't exercise or do anything strenuous for very long
Difficulty losing or gaining weight
Bad breath, digestive problems, bloating, gas, indigestion
Allergies and intolerances to foods that get worse as time goes on
Reactions to many chemicals including cleaning products, petrol, paint, perfumes, bleaches, etc.
Problems digesting fatty/creamy/oily foods. They can make you feel unwell, nauseous or cause heart burn and reflux
Reactions to drugs, in particular headache tablets, antibiotics and anti-histamines
An intolerance to alcohol. Either you get drunk very quickly or you have bad hangovers that are out of proportion to the amount of alcohol you have drunk
Caffeine gives you a strong buzz and can keep you awake for hours
When you eat asparagus, you have a funny smell in your urine
Skin problems such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, general rashes, itchy skin
Hot flushes that feel as if they rise up from the torso towards the head
You frequently wake up around 1-3am in the morning
Yellow tinge of eyes and skin
Regular consumption of many prescriiption drugs--painkillers, aspirin etc--damages the liver.
Good post - thank you Ketchup. That just about sums up many of my symptoms and I am obtaining some relief by taking LIvertone Plus by Sandra Cabot (www.liverdoctor.com) along with drinking dandelion root coffee (stimulates bile flow - bile helps carry out toxins from the liver), magnesium (helps liver detox), Leceithin (helps the liver deal with fat). My eyes are looking less yellow nowadays and some of my sensitivites are improving. I tried liver flushing but that made me very very ill - I dont think people with weak livers can tolerate all that oil anyway. I think you can still help your liver with supplements - some of my symptoms are improving anyhow.
i drink dandellion tea and my homepathic drops are clearing my organs out i wouldnt dare do liver flushing i think people with weak livers and weak digestion are asking for trouble with liver flushing my liver showed up congested on my tests but my nutropath did say that to get rid of candida u need to strenghen your organs including liver gall bladder and remove heavy metals and mercury and parasites
Well, isn't it interesting; another curezone poster who got very ill after liver flushing! I can relate to that.;-D
Seth, I am just providing this list as info; I am not a doctor or naturopath, so I do not have a ready made treatment for sluggish liver, just finding my way by trial and error like the rest of us here, and I do not consider myself competent to provide medical prescriiptions.
Well that's very interesting. Some cleaning products make me *very* ill, the products the janitor use on my floor have put me in bed for 24 hours a few times, it's that bad. I can't be around smokers either, i get ill. I can't drink or eat anything with caffeine, my heart beat goes thru the roof and I'm only 32 years old! I have many of the other symptoms you listed except i've never had any pain in my liver.
Doesn't everyone have a funny smell in their urine after eating asparagus?
Ketchup, how do you know that these symptoms are caused by a weak liver and not something else? What can be done to rectify the problem (other than flushing)?
Steh, this is based on a research I did on the net, and a number of books I read--in particular Dr Gilbere's--she had the problem for years and she proposes a number of interesting therapies in these books.
Google ''congested'' or ''sluggish'' liver, and you will find these same symptoms listed on the sites dealing with liver disease.
And of course, sluggish liver applies to you only if you have MOST of the symptoms listed. if you have only a few, it could be something else.
I have been very sensitive to caffeine, meds, herbs for some time now...caffeine gives me major anxiety and shakes/palpitations. I cannot lose weight anymore. Exhausted ALL DAY no matter the sleep I get. My hypogycemia is pretty much out of control. I listened to my 'gut' this morning and decided to look up liver issues..and viola!!!! I am starting a Sugar free diet today with veggies, fruits, getting a juicer, green tea and a liver complex to gently cleanse my liver...I will check back in 2 weeks and let you know if a difference in happened. God Bless and thanks for the post.