The Surprising Reason You’re Not Losing Weight

Are you having a hard time losing weight? For many of us it’s not as easy as just eating less. An inactive thyroid, hormonal imbalance, or even food intolerances can make our New Year’s resolutions seem farther away than ever.

But another thing that might be affecting your weight loss is your liver.

This organ is fundamental for the correct functioning of our body since it cleanses, detoxifies, transforms the fat we ingest, and produces hormones.

Normally weight gain goes hand-in-hand with bad eating habits and poor nutrition: two things which directly affect the functions of our liver.

So, when our liver isn’t functioning correctly, a multitude of symptoms can appear, several of them being very harmful to our health.

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In today’s video we’re going to show you some symptoms that might indicate that your liver isn’t functioning correctly, and some tips on what you can do to improve its functioning:

“Brain Fog”
“Brain fog” is a term used to describe a series of symptoms related to poor cognitive function. Memory problems, a lack of focus and mental clarity, and difficulties concentrating are a few of the symptoms that appear when toxins accumulate in certain areas of our brain. In more severe cases, the symptoms may evolve into something more serious, such as depression.

Frequent Exhaustion
Frequently feeling tired for long periods of time is one of the most common symptoms that indicate something is wrong with your liver. The toxins that buildup in your liver may directly affect your muscular metabolism and harm not only muscle mass growth, but also cause weakness. This muscle weakness may also be accompanied by pain.

Allergy Symptoms
Normally, our liver produces anti-bodies to defend itself from allergens. However, if your liver isn’t working very well, that may affect your immune system. So, allergies tend to develop easily if the allergens remain in your body for long periods of time. Our body defends itself by producing histamine, a substance that may produce symptoms such as itchiness, rashes, headaches, and sneezing.

High Blood Pressure
Someone with a fatty liver is more likely to experience hypertension (high blood pressure). However, the real danger lies not only in the symptom, but in its effect on the body. A liver covered by fatty tissue, combined with elevated blood pressure, can either promote liver disease, or signify advanced states of a liver condition. Compounding the problem is the fact that hypertension is often accompanied by high cholesterol. This can lead to blood clotting—a dangerous and potentially life-threatening condition.

Excessive Sweating
Our liver is a disproportionately large organ that heats up excessively when it’s not functioning correctly. This heat may spread to other organs and even your whole body. Your body, as a response to this heat, produces sweat, which maybe accompanied by body odor.

If you have any of these symptoms, chances are that something is wrong with your liver. The good news is that this organ, just like many others, is capable of regeneration when accompanied by a change in eating habits.

Stay tuned because we’re going to talk about what you can do to improve your liver’s function throughout the next couple of videos.

Resources and References: thedailymeal and dailyburn

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