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Liver Health May be Reflected in the Eyes

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Look to your eyes to determine liver health. In both conventional western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, liver and eye health are closely linked.

In conventional western medicine, the liver cleans and filters the blood. A healthy liver does a great job of filtering out any toxins in the bloodstream. A less than healthy liver allows toxins in the bloodstream to cause free radical damage.

Free radical damage can hurt the retina and the macula in your eyes. Liver disorders such as cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, and hepatitis can lead to loss of vision.

In traditional Chinese medicine, liver blood deficiency can result in blurry vision, myopia, or dry eyes. Excess liver heat is linked to burning blood shot eyes.

"In many instances, people with compromised liver health are not aware they have a problem because they may have very few, or no symptoms. However, eye conditions or eye discomfort can be a helpful early warning sign that you need to pay attention to your liver."


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