Physical Symptoms of Gallbladder Issues

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There are many physical manifestations of the ailments that are going on inside of our bodies. I find this so fascinating! It is always my rule of thumb to ask my patients and clients about their skin, hair, nails, tongue, and any other nagging external symptoms they have… might just be a clue to a deeper problem. We cannot see our internal organs, so look to your external symptoms as clues to what might be going on inside.

Here are a few symptoms that may present if you are having gallbladder issues:

  • black/brown spots on the skin (particularly on the forehead, between the eyebrows and under the eyes) Some may appear on the back of your hands later in life (this is why they are called “liver spots”–your liver and gallbladder are intimately connected)
  • vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows
  • pimples or hair growth between the eyebrows
  • horizontal wrinkles across the bridge of the nose
  • green or dark color of the temple area on the sides of your head
  • oily forehead
  • hair loss in the central region of the head
  • hardening of the tip of your nose
  • yellow skin color under the eyes
  • water bags under the eyes (this is a sign of congestion of the lymph, also tied in with the gallbladder)
  • white or yellow patches in the eye
  • eyes that appear dull (a sign of liver and kidney congestion)
  • tongue that is coated white or yellow (sign of digestive impairment, but also might be a sign of yeast overgrowth)
  • cracks on the tongue
  • coughing up mucus all the time (impaired digestion causing esophageal irritation)
  • bad breath
  • frequent burping
  • crust formations on the corners of the mouth (sores in the corner of the mouth are a sign on malnutrition/malabsorption)
  • dark spots on the lips
  • tooth problems (nutritional imbalance from poor digestive function)

For more information I highly suggest you read “The Amazing Liver & Gallbladder Flush” by Andreas Moritz. (get your copy here)

*Note: this is not meant to be a diagnosis. If you are having any of these symptoms and are concerned you might have health issues related to them I urge you to go see your primary medical practitioner for further work up. This post is for educational purposes only.

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