Symptoms Of An Impaired Liver

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According to Cherie Calbom, famous author of “The Complete Cancer Cleanse” …

“The liver’s busiest time is between 1.00AM and 3.00AM. If we frequently wake up during these hours, chances are that we have a faulty detoxification system. Sleeplessness during the wee hours could indicate a liver that is ‘fired-up’ and in dire need of support and cleansing.”

Which is to say that … if you sleep through this time, you allow your liver to do its detoxifying job properly. As our liver has many functions, symptoms can manifest in diverse ways when its health is compromised. Among them:

  • Yellowing of skin or the whites of eyes (jaundice)
  • Liver spots on left or right side of cheeks
  • Dark cola-colored urine
  • Abdominal pain and tenderness
  • Chronic weakness and fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive weight gain or weight loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Impaired judgement / confusion
  • Impaired short or long-term memory
  • Dry mouth / excessive thirst
  • Itchy hands and feet, eventually the whole body
  • Fluctuating moods
  • Light-headedness or fainting
  • Rapid heart rate when rising to a standing position
  • Water retention (edema)
  • Small, spider-like blood vessels under skin
  • Easy bruising
  • Joint aches


If you experience many of the above symptoms, do get a liver function test to help you determine the underlying cause/s.

On this site there will be some suggestions of liver health and liver detox food, but please seek advice from your healthcare provider before embarking on any liver detox diet.


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About Sara Ding

Sara Ding is the founder of She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.


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