These are some of the signs of liver dysfunction.
Some other ones are, fatigue, fluid retention, gas, bloating, pain or congestion under the lower right ribcage, skin dryness or itchiness, muscle pain, weakness, anger and agitation.
The liver is a Master Organ! It acts as a giant filter that filters out everything you eat, drink, and breathe in. It is the central regulator of all the metabolic processes. It activates and converts hormones. It reduces blood sugar, forms many nutrients, help digestion, and creates energy.
People often identify with many of the signs of liver dysfunction, that we definitely acknowledge, but we also want to see specific blood test values to get a baseline and measure progress. Liver enzymes, triglycerides, cholesterol, fasting blood sugar, fasting insulin, and others really help to piece together the big picture. This is also because it’s been noted that above 40% of average healthy people are rejected as liver donors because their livers were too fatty when biopsied. This is a big number of people, and these are healthy people! People don’t know that have liver dysfunction and have often gotten used to the symptoms over time, now seeing them as “normal for them because they’ve always been overweight, bloated, or irritable, etc”