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What Are Signs Of Liver Disease
Abnormal LFTs: there's NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) which is just fat in the liver, and more of it than usual - and NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which is when that fat gets inflamed. the latter if not controlled, can lead to cirrhosis over time. Signs are typically elevated ALT (more so than AST) and increased echogenicity on ultrasounds. often associated with 'metabolic syndrome'. ...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
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
Myriad: Liver disease, at it's worst, presents with a bloated abdomen, from an internal fluid build up called ascites. Also. Jaundice and easy bleeding and bruising are seen. Life threatening bleeding from engorged veins in the esophagus are a horrific problem. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Can vary: Chronic liver disease can be asymptomatic and over time can lead to cirrhosis. Signs like fluid build up in the abdominal cavity (ascites), easy bruising, jaundice and symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above signs/symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more
Are lighter urine and increase in energy and appetite levels signs of recovery from liver disease?
May be: Jaundice (yellow pigment) in the skin accompanied by dark urine, light color of stool are classical signs of liver problem. These signs become less obvious as the liver function improves, so the lighter urine and increased appetite suggests recovery; however, it is best to check liver function studies to assess what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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