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What Are The Symptoms Of Liver Failure
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
Acute/chronic differ: There acute (fast) and chronic (slow) liver failure. Acute liver failure can occur with an overdose or a virus - you present with decreased energy, nausea, vomiting, pain, decreased mental status. Chronic liver failure occurs over years' time from hepatitis c, alcohol, fatty liver, others. You present with yellowing of skin, lack of energy, decreased mental status, leg swelling, abdominal fluid. ...Read more
Varies: The time can vary depending upon the cause and the underlying factors in a given individual. ...Read more
Can be very late: The liver is a small factory that performs many functions in the body - detoxification, processing of food, generation of proteins, modulation of blood components, etc. The liver is quite large with enormous capacity because of its importance to body function. Therefore, there is a large amount of redundancy and extra capacity present. You may lose 70-80% of function before diagnosis of failure. ...Read more
Both the same: Increased confusion, swelling of the body, bleeding/bruising, weight loss. Very serious things! ...Read more
I have hep c and would like in laymans terms signs and symptoms of liver failure i was told that I have hep c about a year or so ago and i would like to know signs physically when things are getting bad. I have not had any treatments at this time. My medi
There are several.: Most patients with hep c (hcv) don't develop liver failure. Liver failure develops only after patients have developed cirrhosis. Signs of liver failure are often first seen in the blood (low albumin, elevated inr). Fluid in the abdomen (ascites), confusion (encephalopathy) are also signs of a failing liver. Jaundice (yellow) is not necessarily a sign of failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many syptoms: Mainly fatique, letharthy.Get a more detailed answer ›
""im diebetic been a big drinker but i stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms if your suger gets really high?
I been a big drinker with liver failure or any liver disease what are the first to last stages you go throw and if i can have some symptoms please?
I am worried about my liver. My ammonia level is 112 and I have many symptoms of a possibility of liver failure. Should i worry.
Yes: This could be very serious. You must see the liver doctor. ...Read more
"im diebetic been a big drinker but i stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms of gall bladder please?
Information: Pain after meals in the right upper abdomen, sometime radiating in to the back below the shoulder blade, especially after fatty foods. Sometimes hausea with the pain. Occasional fever. Maybe yellow dolor to the eyes. Light colored stools. Increasingly frequent diarrhea. Coca cola colored urine. ...Read more
They are not usually: Related but if you have loss of blood flow to all your organs i suppose you can get multi organ failure. You need to consult your doctor. These things do not get better without physician care. Sorry.... ...Read more
What level of liver failure make your testicles shrink and please any info or symptoms about it please let me know?
"im diebetic been a big drinker but i stop I have liver failure don't no the stage what are the symptoms for bladder problems?
Do not understand: What are you asking? Sorry. You mention 3 issues but not clear what you are asking. ...Read more
Liver failure what are the symptoms when you liver is shutting down please tell me and 1 more thing does your testicles shank with liver failure?
A condition characterized by failure of the liver to perform its functions, which are vital for life. Liver has many functions: cleaning the body of toxins, processing food, producing proteins and blood clotting factors, modulating blood glucose. Failure can be seen: bleeding, fluid accumulation, yellow skin, no energy, confusion. Liver failure occurs acutely (rapid) ...Read more
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