Four Ways that Your Liver Health Affects Your Hormonal Health

Aug 11, 2023
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Your liver is one of your body's many organ rock stars, and taking good care of it can ensure that you maintain balanced, healthy hormones... Read on to learn more!

Did you know that your liver health plays a crucial role in maintaining hormone balance? 


As the body's detox powerhouse, the liver impacts hormone regulation in several ways; making a healthy liver essential to overall well-being.


Here's how! : 


  1. Detoxification: The liver filters out toxins and metabolizes hormones, preventing an accumulation of excess hormones that can disrupt the delicate hormonal balance.
  2. Estrogen Metabolism: Proper liver function is essential for estrogen metabolism. An overloaded liver may lead to estrogen dominance, causing various health issues such as: breast and uterine cancers, fibroids, endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  3. Blood Sugar Regulation: The liver helps regulate blood sugar levels, which directly affect insulin and other hormones related to metabolism and energy.
  4. Thyroid Hormones: The liver converts inactive thyroid hormones (T4) to active thyroid hormones (T3), crucial for maintaining a healthy metabolism. 


Nurturing your liver through a balanced diet, regular exercise, and avoiding excess alcohol and processed foods can go a long way in supporting your hormone harmony!


Remember to always consult your primary care physician before implementing any new healthcare routines into your lifestyle.

Feel free to reach out to contact@drerikahorowitz.com should you have any questions about your hormone health or our practice in general. We'd love to help you!


Be well!


Dr. Horowitz and Team