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Detect Liver Disease In Early Stages By Knowing The Warning Signs

Written By Admin on Monday, November 21, 2016 | 7:06:00 AM

Liver is the largest internal organ and the largest internal gland which plays an important role in a number of body system functions including metabolism of nutrients, blood detoxification, glucose storage, iron and vitamins storage. Moreover, it boosts the digestive system through the formation of bile that breaks down the fats, converts glucose into sugar when the levels are depleted, processes hemoglobin, insulin and other hormones, converts ammonia into urea, eliminates old red blood cells etc. The liver has remarkable ability to regenerate quickly after injury and damage, as long as the illness is not allowed to progress very fast. When liver disease, also called hepatic disease, affects more than 3 quarters of the liver tissue it results with significant increase in liver function.

Liver disease can be occur due to many causes such as: tissue damage caused by toxins, damaged blood flow in the organ, cholesterol build-up, obstructed passage of the bile, inflammation of cells such as in hepatitis.
Cirrhosis and alcohol abuse
Unfortunately, this is the most common liver disease in North America and more than 25,000 people died because of this disease. Cirrhosis occurs when the liver undergoes severe scarring due to constant alcohol consumption and is not able to regenerate replacement tissue.
The most frequent and common symptoms
Generally, most of the following symptoms are associated with hepatic disease, but there are many different diseases which affect the liver having specific symptoms. The most common symptoms are: coated tongue, brown blemishes on the skin, bad body odor, black circles beneath the eyes, bad breath, discolored stools, flushed face appearance, swollen eyeballs, inflamed palms and soles of the feet, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, jaundice – skin yellowing which can also occur in the whites of the eyes, increased tendency to perspire excessively, and pain – felt in the uppermost right hand quadrant of the abdomen.
Gallstones cause vomiting after eating fatty or greasy meal, pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, and fever due to gallbladder infection.
Cirrhosis of the liver
The progression of liver disease to the stage of cirrhosis is followed by: itchiness, enlarged male breasts, muscle tissue decreasing, swollen stomach veins, easy bruising, feeling confused, and feelings of lethargy.
Abnormal metabolism of fats
The most common symptoms of this liver disease are: bloated stomach, slow metabolism, difficulty in losing weight, weight gain which can lead to obesity, hypertension, fatty tumors and lymphomas developing in the skin, increased levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and decreased levels of HDL cholesterol developing a roll of fat around the upper abdomen, cellulite.
Symptoms of liver disease may be related to the digestive system
They include: constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, fatty food intolerance, alcohol intolerance, indigestion and/or reflux.
Symptoms of liver damage related to blood sugar
Incidence of type 2 diabetes in later life, hypoglycemia, and craving for sweets.
Poor liver health can affect the immune system
The symptoms of this condition are: excessive itching, developing skin rashes, increased incidence of autoimmune disease, increased intolerance of bacterial and viral infections; developing new allergies such as hay fever, asthma, and hives and developing fibromyalgia.