Our liver is a very important organ for our body. It helps us digest food, cleans our blood, fights various infections and regenerates itself when it’s damaged.
If something disrupts its work, it becomes very dangerous for our health. It can be any kind of scarring, inflammation, using too much medicines or cancer. Although our liver is placed inside our body, sometimes it shows some signs that can be visible or felt.
When our liver has a disturbed work because of too much bilirubin stored in the blood, it makes our eyes and skin yellow in color since bilirubin is yellow. This symptom is called jaundice and it can appear when the damage caused to the liver makes our liver not being able to process bilirubin. Something that can cause this kind of liver damage is cancer, abusing ecstasy, hepatitis, drinking too much alcohol, infections or using too much toxic substances.
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Jaundice is something that can also make changes in the stool and urine. The urine becomes dark and the stool pale.
Liver disease can also have symptoms like thyroid problems, kidney failure, itching and cancer. The itching can appear anywhere on the body and the skin can become very different than normal.
Liver problems can make you bleed and bruise more easily. That’s because the proteins we need for blood clotting are produced in very small amounts. Our liver produces several clotting factors organ becomes damaged, they can all disappear.
Swelling can also appear because of a damaged liver. When our liver doesn’t do its job well, our abdomen or legs start retaining water.
Still, there are people that don’t have signs at all. They don’t even suspect that something is wrong. Even half of the tested patients didn’t have any sign. Some people have noticed tiredness, occasional itching, fatigue and lack of drive.
When a person fails to notice those symptoms, the condition can become very serious. There are some people who have even had problems with their blood vessels and their liver burst, so they had toxins gathered in their brains and caused various problems in their mental function or even symptoms like nausea and diarrhea. The symptoms worsen as the condition progresses, so the patient can become very sleepy, disoriented and confused and disoriented. The patient can even experience coma or death! Liver transplant is one of the options that can save the life of a person, but still, prevention is the best solution, so try to pay attention to any sign so that you can identify them and prevent any liver disease on time!