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What Are The Most Common Symptoms Of Chronic Liver Disease
Usually nothing, but: The liver can handle a lot of abuse before you start seeing symptoms. This can take years of abuse sometimes. When the liver becomes so scarred that you develop something called "cirrhosis", or end stage liver disease, then many things will start happening, including jaundice (yellow skin/eyes), bleeding from your GI tract, confusion, fluid buildup in the abdomen and other things. ...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
There may be none: There are a variety of autoimmune diseases. Some may be without symptoms - ie autoimmune thryoid disease before it becomes symptomatic. Other will have many symptoms including joint involvement, heart and lung problems in some people with in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, rash in lupus, and dermatomyositis, muscle inflammation in polymyositis, dry eyes, mouth or other sites in sjogren's. ...Read more
None.: Most liver problems are evident with lab or imaging studies long before symptoms are present. The liver has lots of extra capacity. When it gives symptoms you are already in a world of trouble....... If you do get symptoms it might be right upper quadrant pain or fullness, vomiting, jaundice, fatigue, white stools or very dark urine, generalized itching, generalized swelling. ...Read more
Maybe none: In esld (end-stage liver disease), much of liver has been replaced by scarring & may not repair itself. Some esld causes: viral infection (b, c, CMV are common), familial (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, others), toxic/environmental/occupational, alcohol related. Has higher risk of liver cancer. If compensated, asymptomatic; get symptoms if progressive disease +/- alcohol. ...Read more
1. Pain: 2. Jaundice; 3. Poor appetite and weight loss. Common symptoms but these can also be seen with a gall bladder problem. Symptoms and signs help, but do not make a diagnosis. Imaging (ultrasound, mr, ct) find things that a physical exam misses, but only a biopsy tells that it is a hepatoma, and what kind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing to a lot: Acute liver disease: no symptoms or: flu-like sx, fatigue, nausea, distaste for cigarettes and meat, dark urine, light stool, jaundice, joint aches, loss of appetite, mental change weight loss, and others. Chronic: no symptoms, the above, also abdominal swelling, lose libido, lose pubic hair, red palms, tremor, jaundice, weight loss, blood vessel changes on skin, mental changes, men get breasts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celiac Disease: Gastrointestinal symptoms include: abdominal pain, bloating, gas, or indigestion, constipation, decreased appetite (may also be increased or unchanged), diarrhea, either constant or off and on, lactose intolerance (common when the person is diagnosed, usually goes away after treatment), nausea and vomiting, http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001280/. ...Read more
All: Pain can be severe, life-altering, requiring narcotics. Diabetes can be "brittle"-hard to control, with very high and very low levels of blood sugar in the same day, associated with various complications of diabetes. Maldigestion can cause malnutrition, weight loss, osteoporosis, fatty, greasy, foul-smelling stools. Rx is available for all; complex issue. ...Read more
Slowing: Parkinson's disease is identified by a resting tremor, shuffling gate, rigid extremities, slow movements, and an flat affect (emotionless expression). Theses symptoms may appear differently during different stages of the disease. A neurologist can evaluate you for parkinson's disease, and prescribe medications that can help with the movement disorder symptoms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Chagas Disease: Sxs of chagas disease can include fatigue, generalized body aches, loose bowel movements, vomiting, rash, poor appetite. Liver ; spleen can enlarge. Brain ; heart can become inflamed. One way to diagnose it is by visualizing motile trypanosoma cruzi parasites microscopically in fresh anticoagulated blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wide array of symtom: Crohn's can occur anywhere in the GI tract from one end to the other. Because of this the symptoms vary widely. The most common sites are the small intestine and colon. Because of the crohn's will commonly present with abdominal pain, cramping and diarrhea. Of course many other things cause this as well. If symptoms like this persist they should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Raynaud's: Raynaud's syndrome is a spasm of the small vessels of the hands most often related to cold weather, emotional stress, or a multitude of other factors. Classically it is described as cold hands which first turn "ghost white" and then become purplish in color, most often trigged by the cold. This usually gets better when the hands are warmed. At worst it can cause ulcerations of the fingers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
N-P Disease SYmptoms: Symptoms are related to the organs in which they accumulate. Just a few examples are enlargement of the liver and spleen, unsteady gait, slurring of speech and discoordinated swallowing. Bone marrow cavities may be enlarged and the cortical bone may be thinned. Reduced appetite, abdominal distension and pain as well as thrombocytopenia secondary to splenomegaly. ...Read more
See below: 1. Alcohol 2. Hepatitis c & b 3. Others like fatty liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, inflammatory bowel disease (includes ulcerative colitis and crohns - usually crohns), primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aflatoxin (certain mushrooms) toxicity but usually causes immediate failure, parasites, and others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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