Knowing the Symptoms of Liver Disease Could Save your Life


The symptoms of liver disease associated with gallstones, often include vomiting, (having eaten a greasy or fatty meal); pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen; and if the gallbladder becomes infected, this will also bring the fever.

Cirrhosis of the liver
If the hepatic disease progresses and reaches the stage of cirrhosis, the following symptoms of liver diseasemight be present.

  • Enlarged male breasts. This condition is known as gynecomatia and can be brought about by upsetting the balance of sex hormones, and an increase in the hormone estradiol.
  • Erectile dysfunction. The upsetting of the balance of sex hormones can cause the testicles to shrink and bring a reduction in sex drive.
  • Decrease in muscle tissue. A compromised liver will also reduce its production of proteins, and this can lead to the wasting of muscle.
  • A tendency to bruise more easily. This is because the liver’s function to efficiently clot the blood is no longer available.
  • Itchiness. Itching can be caused as a result of bile salts being deposited in the skin.
  • Feeling confused. When the levels of ammonia in the bloodstream become too high feelings of confusion can arise. This ammonia is normally removed from the bloodstream by a healthy liver, but when liver health is compromised, the patient is more likely to experience feelings of confusion.
  • Feelings of lethargy. This is also caused by the increase in blood ammonia.
  • Swollen stomach veins. As theblood pressure increases with a cirrhotic liver, the blood flow to that liver can be compromised. This may result in a swelling to the veins around the stomach area.

The unusual metabolization of fats

The abnormal metabolization of fats (your metabolism) is another of the prime symptoms of liver disease, which can be manifested in:

  • Decreased levels of HDL cholesterol,and elevated levels of triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, at the same time.
  • Blood pressure or hypertension caused by your blood vessels becoming blocked by fatty deposits. This can also potentially lead to heart attack and stroke.
  • Lymphomas and fatty tumors developing in the skin.
  • Significant weight gain that could lead to obesity.
  • Difficulty in losing weight, even though you may be dieting.
  • A slow metabolism.
  • Bloated stomach.
  • The appearance of cellulite all over the body.
  • Developing a roll of fat around the upper abdomen a.k.a. your own armchair.

Symptoms to look for with your digestive system
You can also see the symptoms of liver disease in relation to the digestive system, such as:

  • The inability to tolerate alcohol
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion and/or reflux
  • Hemorrhoids
  • The inability to tolerate fatty food

Symptoms relating to blood sugar levels

Some of the symptoms of liver damage that relate to blood sugar are:

  • The onset of type II diabetes, in later life
  • Craving for sweet things
  • Hypoglycaemia -unstable levels of sugar in the blood

Symptoms relating to your immune system
Poor liver health can also affect your immune system, some of the symptoms how to detect it are:

  • An increase in the incidence of viral and bacterial infections
  • Developing fibromyalgia
  • Developing skin rashes
  • Developing new, allergies such as hay fever, hives, and asthma
  • Excessive itching
  • An increased incidence of autoimmune disease

Give your liver the chance to recover with spotting the symptoms of liver damage
The health of your liver, is essential for any type of healthy lifestyle,it is not only crucial for a continued holistic health lifestyle. The power of the liver to heal itself from many ailments caused bynon-alcoholic or alcoholic fatty liver is quite amazing, that is if the the disease is spotted early.So now you know what the potentialsymptoms of liver disease are, and it is absolutely crucial to keep a watchful eye out for them.

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