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First Sign Of Liver Problems
Blood tests: You definitely want to catch damage before there are any signs of damage. Thus anyone prescribing medication that can be harmful to the liver will recommend regular blood testing to watch for any liver troubles. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Several: Fluid retention is a sign of liver problems due to a diminished ability to either make the proteins that keep the fluid in the correct space or nutritional consequences being able to metabolize things adequately. Jaundice is a late stage sign of liver insufficiency and failure. Confusion is a sign that the liver is struggling to deal with the naturally occuring debris. Fatigue. ...Read more
Look for Swelling: Edema happens in both kidney and liver disease. However, edema could happens in other conditions too like in heart failure. In liver failure, the skin and eye white turn yellow. In kidney failure, the skin turns to earthy look. In both, however, blood work is the only way to make the diagnosis of either kidney or liver disease. ...Read more
Most common: none.: The liver is most regenerative organ in the body, which means it can take a beating for years, and remains fully able to do its work of digestion, metablism, detoxifying. "early" sx of alcoholic liver disease may be fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, ascites (fluid in abdomen), itchy skin. Unfortunately, it's likely already in an advanced stage. Stop, now! ...Read more
Many: Problems with the liver are often associated with symptoms of nausea, taste disturbances, certain food intolerance, and pain. These will often overlap with intestinal problems with the addition of bloating, intermittent vomiting, or changes in bowels (most often loose) occurring with intestinal issues. ...Read more
Can you tell me the signs of early or already kidney problems or failure or liver problems or failure?
See below: I can try and answer since it is a very broad qs. Kidney failure and liver can be measured by labs/blood tests, eg creatinine for kidney and liver enzymes and bilirubin for liver. Early on in kidney failure there can be no symptoms until kidney function is quite low ie less than 15 %.Before that there may be anemia, hypertension, bone metabolism etc at 10-15 % there may be anorexia, nausea vomiting. ...Read more
Can skin burning/ flushing be a sign of liver, gallbladder or some other problem? Had a baby 3 months ago and I'm experiencing burning/ flushing skin.
Yes, late stages: Liver dysfunction in advance stages can cause your eyes to turn yellow, skin to change hue and be associated with significant itching. See your primary care physician to get some preliminary test and exams to assess the reason behind your skin condition. It may not be due to a liver cause. Regards Dr M ...Read more
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