Chronic Stress and Depression Proved to Be Common Causes of Liver Disease and Brain Fog

By Margaret W. Lavigne 

Symptoms of a Stressed Liver

Depression is a  common symptom in patients with liver disease. Further, anxiety disorder and chronic depression proved to increase the risk of death from liver disease.  Emotions like anger,  irritability and depression are common symptoms when our liver is in bad condition. Studies suggest that liver disease potentially affect our decision-making abilities and even cause brain fog. (More:  Depression and Chronic Liver Diseases: Are There Shared Underlying Mechanisms?) 

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Severe Liver Disease Leads to  Brain Function’s Decline 

Hepatic encephalopathy refers to the fact that brain function’s decline occurs as a result of severe liver disease. As our liver fails to remove toxins from our blood, the accumulation of toxins in our bloodstream might lead to brain fog or even brain damage. Symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy include worsening brain fog. Symptoms of Brain fog include mental fogginess, forgetfulness, concentration problems, problems of memory and disorganized thinking.  

The Connection Between Anxiety and Fatty Liver

Our liver gets further damaged because of negative emotions such as rager, persistent anger, resentment, and bitterness in our hearts.  Researches show that stress might affect our weight, food intake and more. Significantly, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is also linked to diabetes. (More: Depression, anxiety prevalent in young people with liver disease) Our positive emotions do affect our blood sugar level dramatically. As the Bible says, a joyful heart is the best medicine. AThe key decider of our self-healing power hinges on our subconsciousness.


Studies found that liver failure might lead to confusion, tremors and clumsiness in the brain. It can also result in personality changes, such as anxiety and depression.(Reference) 

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The Symptoms of Poor Liver Function

  • Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice) 
  • Swelling in the legs and ankles
  • Chronic fatigue
  • irritability
  • insomnia 
  • being more sentimental or pessimistic: Studies found that sleep deprivation has a strong connection to emotional weakness. Researches have proved that negative emotions does causes genes changes. Thus, be aware of your negative thoughts.  


Our liver regulates bile secretion, stores blood, and is connected with the tendons, nails, and eyes. Acupuncture treatment might be helpful to promote the regeneration of liver cells.

Margaret W. Lavigne

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