Toxins in body can severely damage the three primary cleansing organs of the body: Lungs, Liver and Kidneys. Not only toxins disrupts the normal body processes but they also lead to multiple peripheral diseases and chronic inflammation. In this article, we will focus in detail on the effects of toxin build up in lungs, liver, and kidneys.
Toxin Build Up in the Lungs
Lungs are one of the most exposed organs (apart from skin) to the toxins present in the environment. This is primarily because the air we inhale is not pure. While the indoor air contains harmful microbes and dust; outdoor air consists of undesired chemicals and pollutants.
Toxins enter the lungs and get deposited there in primarily three ways – Impaction, Sedimentation and Diffusion. The three major diseases caused due to toxin build up in lungs are Bronchitis, Asthma and Emphysema.
How lungs fail to remove the toxins in body?
The toxins in body travel in the respiratory tract, get absorbed, and settle down in the alveolar sacs. This damages the functioning of lungs. Though the lungs have their natural mechanism to remove the toxins, certain substances can stay diffused inside the lungs.
For example, harmful gases can dissolve and form fluid deposition inside the epithelial lining.
Toxin build up in Liver
Liver is yet another key body organ for blood filtration and hence toxin removal. It receives majority of the impure blood from the lower regions of the body, including the kidneys, the gastrointestinal tract, and the spleen.
It is the principal organ in the body that works to transform various chemicals. Despite that, even the liver is vulnerable to tissue damage and injury due to the effects of the toxins present in chemicals.
More so, when liver comes across excessive toxins than it can normally filter, it would let the excess stay put till it can clean it out. This excessive toxin load would in turn deposit in the fat cells in liver.
Should one be exposed to excessive toxins on a regular basis, there can be a huge backlog for liver and hence a very high density of toxins and fat cells build up in the system leading to diseases like Fatty Liver Disease FLD.
How does liver fail to remove toxins in body?
When the activity of the cytochrome P-450 in the liver is inhibited, it may result in the accumulation of toxic substances in our body. Toxic chemicals can result in the absence of additional enzymes in the liver, thus damaging its functioning.
Toxin build up in Kidneys
The primary function of kidneys is to regulate the consistency and volume of bloodstream in the body by filtration. Kidneys constitute only 0.4% of the body mass but process (filter) as much as 25 per cent of the volume of our body’s entire blood.
As a result, they are additionally exposed to the toxins and chemicals transported in the bloodstream. Post filtration, about 99% of the blood filtrate gets reabsorbed and only 1% is discharged as urine.
How kidneys fail to remove toxins in body?
Due to the toxin overload, kidneys processes get hampered and it fails to follow its natural way of filtering out the harmful substances. The minute particles get deposited in certain tubules of the kidneys and the lumen, the internal lining of the kidney and are not cleansed out from the body.
Detoxification of Lungs, Liver and Kidneys
- Consume plenty of water each day, at least eight to 10 glasses.
- Avoid excess of mucous-producing foods such as dairy, meats, corn, wheat and soy.
- Increasing the fiber intake, which aids the body’s elimination system, therefore improving overall health of all of your organs.
- Eat a diet full of a variety of healthy foods and supplement with vitamins A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Selenium to increase the antioxidant power of your lungs.
- Regularly exercise and gets your organs working, which promote detoxification. This will naturally cleanse the unhealthy layers of toxicity from the organs.