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Adrenal Fatigue Could be a Liver Problem

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 04/11/2021

Dr. Berg’s Adrenal & Cortisol Support: https://www.drberg.com/blog/7-home-diy-tests-for-adrenal-fatigue-and-stress

This is why liver damage can cause adrenal fatigue.

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0:00 Adrenal fatigue could be a liver problem

0:10 Other organs that produce cortisol

0:32 Symptoms of adrenal fatigue

0:47 How liver damage causes adrenal fatigue

2:07 Key takeaways

2:56 How to bulletproof your immune system

In this video, we’re going to talk about adrenal fatigue and liver problems.

If you have adrenal fatigue and you’ve been working on your adrenals for a while with no results, it could be a sign of something else—your liver. The adrenal glands aren’t the only way that your body produces cortisol.

Your liver can actually produce cortisol—and so can your immune cells, gonads, and central nervous system.

The more your liver is damaged, the fewer adrenal hormones you’re going to have available.

Symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:

• Low tolerance to stress

• Poor immune function

• Fatigue

• Sleeplessness or insomnia

The liver has a protein called cortisol-binding globulin (or transcortin). 75% of the cortisol in your body is locked up in this. The more liver damage, the less cortisol you will have.

When you have less cortisol, the more symptoms you will experience, including:

• Allergies • Inflammation • Pain • Asthma

In turn, some will be put on prednisone, which is a synthetic form of cortisol. However, this can make matters worse since the side effects of this can contribute to:

• Fatty liver

• High glucose

• Diabetes

• High blood pressure

• Increased belly fat

In summary, if you’ve been working on your adrenals with no results, make sure you consider the health of your liver and address any problems there first. Healthy keto and intermittent fasting are some of the best things you can do to support a healthy liver.

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