Monday, July 26, 2010
Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Medicine for Sluggish Liver
Sluggish Liver Symptoms
Here are some signs or indications that may help to identify if the liver is sluggish or not functioning properly.
• For an average person approximately 80% of the cholesterol is generated by the liver. Therefore, if the liver is not functioning well there will be abnormalities in the level of fats in the blood stream like elevated LDL cholesterol and reduced HDL cholesterol.
• A sluggish liver lead to poor digestion which causes elevated triglycerides (lipids containing three individual fatty acids bounded together in a single large molecule). The person may also experience bloating or gassiness and flatulence (a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal), especially after the meals.
• Since the liver plays an important role in eliminating toxins from the body and maintaining the efficiency of the body's immune system, skin irritation skin allergies is also considered as the first sign of liver damage. A person can be prone to develop rashes, psoriasis, eczema, boils or acne if the liver is removing the toxins out through the skin.
• The liver also helps regulate blood sugar levels, hence signs that the liver is not maintaining blood sugar levels may include, loss of appetite, weakness or dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
• The liver filters out mutated hormones, therefore sluggish liver symptoms in women may include heavy or clotted menstruation, irregular periods, fibroids in breast or uterus, hot flashes, cysts on ovaries, mood swings or any menopausal problems.
Causes for Sluggish Liver
Causes for sluggish liver can be due to different types of liver pathologies like:
• Excessive accumulation of fat within the liver cells due to alcoholism, diabetes, obesity drugs (like corticosteroids, tetracycline and aspirin) or elevated serum triglyceride levels can lead to impeding liver function.
• Other cause for sluggish liver function is intrahepatic problems which occur due to over exposure to food additives, solvents (cleaning materials, formaldehyde, toluene, benzene, etc.), heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, and aluminum), and other toxins.
• Viral infections of liver like hepatitis, inherited disorders like Gilbert's syndrome, hyperthyroidism, consumption of anabolic steroids/estrogens/oral contraceptives are some other factors that can restrict the bile flow in the liver and cause impaired
• Lack of physical activities, poor nutritious diet, aging, etc, are some other common causes for sluggish liver function.
Treatment for Sluggish Liver
However, the best ways to avoid impairment or sluggishness of the liver is to clean it up with a detox, and eating diet low in fat and high in fiber and water. Avoiding alcohol and processed or junk foods and incorporating plenty of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet along with lean protein foods like fish, tofu, legumes, etc., will surely minimize the risks of having any kind of liver infection/disorder.
Medicine for Sluggish Liver
Jawarish Jalinus, Jawarish Bisbasa, Jawarish shehr yaran, Jawarish Mastagi & Sharbat Bazuri are highly effective in improving functioning of the liver.