What happens when you have liver. Failure?

Bad things happen. The liver is necessary for life, so if the liver fails, bad things happen. Toxic chemicals that are natural byproducts of the human body start to build up (such as ammonia) and damage many organs. Necessary proteins that a normal liver makes, are no longer made (such as Albumin and the clotting proteins). Without albumin, a major protein in blood plasma, a person will swell up with fluid....

Related Questions

What happens when you have liver failure?

Bad things. By definition the liver is failing to work correctly. This may include jaundice, bleeding, ascites, confusion and possibly death. Read more...