Toxins are poisonous substances produced within living cells or organisms. When these toxins which are in the form of peptides or proteins come in contact with body tissues they may give rise to diseases. Toxins can be broadly classified into endotoxins and exotoxins. Endotoxins are internal toxins created when food breaks down in the large intestine and also during metabolic processes. Exotoxins may be chemical or microbial in nature. They generally enter the body through contaminated food, water or air.
The organs of the body like kidneys, the liver, skin and lungs are designed to eliminate the toxins of the body naturally. This elimination is done in the form of urine, stools, sweat and exhalation. However, sometimes due to pollution and an unhealthy lifestyle this elimination of toxins gets hampered. Toxins accumulated in the body can cause external as well as internal damage. But the body shows symptoms of these excess toxins which can be removed by detoxification. It is very important to know that your body has toxins in the first place. The symptoms vary according to the level of accumulated toxins. Let know these symptoms in brief.
Symptoms of Toxins In The Body
Without any particular medical condition if you experience chronic fatigue or low energy levels than chances are it’s due to toxins. Other symptoms like insomnia, body odour, sensitiveness to certain foods or other substances and headaches when present without any explanatory causes denote that your body possesses excess toxins which are not eliminated.
The skin is the sense organ which eliminates toxins via sweat. When the pores of the skin are not clogged with toxins the skin has a healthy appearance as this elimination process is running smoothly. Otherwise, the presence of toxins is exhibited by symptoms of problems related to the skin. The various skin problems are allergic reactions, rashes, acne, eczema or psoriasis.
Hormonal imbalance is a symptom of excess toxic in the body caused due to xenoestrogens which are chemicals acting like the female hormone estrogen after they enter the body. In women it leads to symptoms of endometrosis, premenstrual syndrome and /or breast soreness. In men it results in the decrease in sperm count.
One of the important systemswhich plays a major role in the elimination of toxins is the gastrointestinal system. Gastrointestinal tract problems can be a symptom as well as a cause for toxins.
People with high level of toxins may show signs of poor digestion, inflammation in the lining of the tract, constipation, stomach ulcers, pain in the abdomen, flatulence, diarrhea, irregular bowel movements, slowing of the metabolism etc.
Different types of inflammatory conditions occur due to high levels of toxins in the body. Arthritis, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease can occur or if present can become more severe. Frequent congestion, colds, viruses and lowered resistance to various infections can also signify the presence of toxins.
Symptoms of cognitive problems due to excess toxins may be memory loss, confusion, mood changes etc.