Liver diseases and its symptoms

Liver is an very essential organ of the body.It is responsible for converting the important nutrients into the forms that are needed for healthy body build up.It removes poison from the body by detoxifying the alcohol, medicines and other harmful chemicals that enters the bloodstream.

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Common liver diseases

Liver problem can occur to any person. Any individual who lives an unhealthy life may suffer from liver diseases that could lead to serious health problems in future.

Common liver problems are-

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Cancer
  • Jaundice
  • Fibrosis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Alcoholic liver disease and
  • Cirrhosis.

Common symptom of liver diseases:

 

Alcoholic Liver disease:

The person who consumes alcohol in excess may suffer from alcoholic liver disease.The longer the consumption of alcohol,more is the liver infection.Sometimes the symptoms of alcoholic liver disease are not visible until it reaches a very serious stage.

Common symptoms are-

  • Fever,fatigue and nausea.
  • Mouth dries up and you feel excessive thirst.
  • Pain in abdomen.
  • Weight gain
  • Jaundice
  • Hallucination
  • Breast development in males.
  • Vomiting.
  • Fainting
  • Abnormal change of color of skin.

Liver Cirrhosis:

Liver cirrhosis normally occurs when the person is in the 4th stage of alcoholic liver disease.The healthy tissues of the liver starts converting into fibrous and regenerative nodules.This causes difficulty for the blood to circulate properly inside the organ thus causes damage to liver.

Common symptoms are-

  • Pain in abdomen
  • Gallstones.
  • Dark colored urine,bleeding in intestines.
  • Nausea and fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Weakness and loss of interest in sex.
  • Impotency
  • Kidney failure
  • Yellowing of skin color

Liver cysts-

A liver cysts is the cavity filled with fluid in the liver.Liver cysts do not show any prominent sign or symptom.They do not cause any health problem and can be diagnosed through CAT scans or ultrasound.In some cases the cyst may grow to larger size where it may get infected and causes abdominal pain.It is better to remove it so that it do not cause any serious problem in future.

Cysts do not show any kind of sign or symptom and usually detected at the time of other bodily tests.

Liver fibrosis-

Liver fibrosis is 3rd stage of alcoholic liver disease which causes harm and damage to the liver.Liver fibrosis is somewhat similar to liver cysts where fibrous tissue and liver scarring starts forming inside the liver.

Common symptoms are:

  • Pain in abdomen.
  • Weakness, weight loss,change in color of skin.
  • Fatigue, nausea, intestinal bleeding.
  • Legs swell up.
  • Itchy skin.
  • Appetite loss

Hepatitis:

Liver get inflamed when attacked by hepatitis virus.Hepatitis can effect person in many forms ranging from Hepatitis A to E.Liver can be harmed very seriously due to hepatitis virus.It damages the cells and tissues of the liver.If not treated properly in time, it could lead to liver cancer.

Common symptoms are:

  • Pain in abdomen.
  • Fatigue, nausea and vomiting.
  • Liver gets enlarged.
  • Headache, fever and diarrhea.
  • Jaundice, appetite loss
  • Joint pain.

“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”

 

 

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