Doctor insights on: Do liver detox tablets work
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Thirty-four yr old female. Really tired a lot. Blood work is all good. Could my liver be the cause? Liver detox? Does your liver make you tired?
Yes but has to be bad liver disease and would show out in blood tests.
My first guess would be antihistamines but need more details. ...Read more
Why does sometimes it look like my stool is tan colored and other times it looks a little darker. I do drink heavy and started taking liver detox pill?
Likely pill: I don't know what the detox pill is but be careful a lot of these nonfda pills do not work and can be harmful (I don't know about yours specifically) IF there is iron in the pill it will make dark stools. Best is to see MD and check for blood in the stools. Your at risk for ulcers etc with the heave drinking ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does liveraid liverrite work? I heard it detoxes your liver so you can lose weight as well as be healthy
Marketing Marketing: Our bodies constantly perform detoxification, tearing down & removing molecules & structures which internal, very complex, still poorly understood mechanisms regulate continuously. Yet there is OTC marketing & sales to the naive than detoxification is needed with magical products claimed to do this. Utter nonsense for money. Your choice, but I would spend your money elsewhere. Google "HFLC foods". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NONE! NONE! NONE!: Don't waste your time, money, or health--liver "detoxing" is snake oil! If you indeed have a liver disease, see a specialist who can help design appropriate treatment for you. Please read the many other healthtap answers that dissuade use of "detox" or "cleanse" products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't do it: Although we are the healthiest nation in history, we're told we are loaded with poisons from pollution (maybe true) and can rid ourselves of these by things that make us sweat or be very hungry or have weird bowel movements (a falsehood that can land you in the icu). Get with a scientifically-minded holistic practitioner and somebody who can get you into a good fitness program instead. ...Read more
No "liver detox": There is no medication for "liver detox" besides controlling the underlying condition and symptoms that caused the liver disease if you have it. I would see a liver specialist to help you determine what is the best course of action is since liver disease, especially cirrhosis can lead to many complications that can be managed with certain medications. ...Read more
It doesn't: You won't know if it's working because "detox" doesn't work. Your liver does not need detox. ...Read more
No: This is a very general question as there is a great variety of liver detox supplements and some are certainly much better than others, but the whole point of liver detox supplements is to improve health (while making money for the manufacturer). They generally contain herbs like milk thistle and dandelion that are safe and effective. For best results choose ones that have organic herbs. ...Read more
No such thing: Detox from what? The liver is a natural factory that packages and gets rid of a variety of chemicals, some of which are toxins, others are totally harmless. I am not a believer in this idea that our bodies are chock fulla toxins we put in, and that fasts, enemas, cleanses and a variety of herbs "detoxifies" (removes the toxins). There is virtually no scientific evidence for any of this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caveat emptor: Please forgive my frankness. "liver detoxification" is not a term that's used in eviidence-based medicine. There are plenty of charlatans who will tell someone who's perhaps just got the blues that they have been "poisoned" by chemicals, gmo food, or whatever. If a fringe practitioner has told you that you need liver detox and has offered to do this for you, don't spend too much money on it. ...Read more
Don't use cleansers!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear no answer to your question. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse.". ...Read more
OMG...None!: Don't waste your time, money, or health--liver "detoxing" is snake oil! If you indeed have a liver disease, see a specialist who can help design appropriate treatment for you. Please read the many other healthtap answers that dissuade use of "detox" or "cleanse" products. ...Read more
If I am trying a liver detox tea, should I have any signs/symptoms that the detox tea is working?
You decide: "detox" is actually a lifestyle change that you adopt for a while that is likely to make you feel better. The "poisons" that it removes are probably mythical. Some of them are crazy and can end you in the icu; others are good lead-ins to permanent habit changes. If it's making you sick, stop doing it. If it makes you feel great, continue. Don't leave your personal physician out. ...Read more