What are the 5 symptoms of liver disease?
If signs and symptoms of liver disease do occur, they may include:
- Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice)
- Abdominal pain and swelling.
- Swelling in the legs and ankles.
- Itchy skin.
- Dark urine color.
- Pale stool color.
- Chronic fatigue.
- Nausea or vomiting.
What are the four signs of a damaged liver?
Signs and symptoms of acute liver failure may include:
- Yellowing of your skin and eyeballs (jaundice)
- Pain in your upper right abdomen.
- Abdominal swelling (ascites)
- A general sense of feeling unwell (malaise)
- Disorientation or confusion.
What are the warning signs of cirrhosis of the liver?
When signs and symptoms do occur, they may include:
- Easily bleeding or bruising.
- Loss of appetite.
- Swelling in your legs, feet or ankles (edema)
- Weight loss.
- Itchy skin.
- Yellow discoloration in the skin and eyes (jaundice)
What is a liver disease?
Liver disease is also referred to as hepatic disease. Liver disease is a broad term that covers all the potential problems that cause the liver to fail to perform its designated functions.
How to diagnose liver disease?
1 Blood tests. A group of blood tests called liver function tests can be used to diagnose liver disease. 2 Imaging tests. An ultrasound, CT scan and MRI can show liver damage. 3 Checking a tissue sample. Removing a tissue sample (biopsy) from your liver may help diagnose liver disease and look for signs of liver damage.
What can cause liver problems?
Liver problems Liver problems that can occur include fatty liver disease and cirrhosis. The liver and its cells — as seen through a microscope — change dramatically when a normal liver becomes fatty or cirrhotic. Liver disease can be inherited (genetic) or caused by a variety of factors that damage the liver, such as viruses and alcohol use.
What is the treatment for liver disease?
Treatment Treatment for liver disease depends on your diagnosis. Some liver problems can be treated with lifestyle modifications, such as stopping alcohol use or losing weight, typically as part of a medical program that includes careful monitoring of liver function. Other liver problems may be treated with medications or may require surgery.