Originally Posted by JohnR41
Rapid loss of fat cells can be dangerous for this reason: Certain toxins are stored in fat cells. So as you lose weight, those toxins go into the blood stream. It's the liver's job to remove those toxins but the liver can only work so fast. If you lose more than a pound or two per week there can be an overload of toxins building up in your blood.
Hi John, thanks for the reply. That is probably adding to my problems (and an explintion to when my AST levels were raised 50 points in blood test last week). Can the toxins affect kidney fuction too? I urinate a lot and less volume, and smells like fruit juice (OK, too much information!)
Did I mention the weight loss is unintentional? I normally go running twice a week and lift weights 4 times a week, plus have a physical job. But the weight loss has happened in the last 2 weeks and I haven't exercised, apart from walking, and my diet hasn't been as 'strict' as it normally is (the occasional junk food on top). But the weight has come off, I can literally see all my oblique muscles like I'm starved. Interestingly I feel quite good again if I don't eat for a length of time (more energy).
Oh well, just have to put up with it I guess. The heart problems and kidney/back pain are sometimes worrying though. I've not felt right for some months though (occasional chest pain, low energy, sometimes I used to eat 6,000 calories a day for a few weeks and gain very little weight, even though years ago I had to fight to keep it off).
Thanks again, guess I'll see my GP. It's really effecting the quality of my life, which doesn't seem to bother the doctors unfortunately.