The liver, which is located in the
right upper quadrant of the
abdomen and partially protected by
the ribs, is the largest solid organ in
the human body. The liver is critical
for a number of bodily functions.
Ergo, it is important to know the
signs of liver damage and to take
care of the liver.

There are over 100 different types of
liver disease and each has different
manifestations. Some of these
disease are hepatitis, alcoholic liver
disease, and cirrhosis of the liver and
fatty liver disease. People usually
mistake these symptoms for
something else since they are not
specific. Here is a list of the most
common early signs.

  1. Upset Stomach
    Vomiting and nausea are common
    symptoms, but they can mimic other
    diseases like food poisoning,
    migraines, motion sickness, vertigo,
    vomiting, depression and early
    pregnancy. Moreover, they can
    mimic kidney issues as well. People
    who have liver damage are likely to
    suffer from persistent nausea, since
    the liver’s ability to eliminate toxins
    had reduced.
    The nausea can also be due to the
    constant changes in digestion and
    metabolism. In case you have these
    symptoms, consult a doctor.
  2. Overall Weakness and Fatigue
    Feeling weak and tired is one of the
    obvious and early signs of damaged
    liver. If the liver is damaged, out
    body works harder, so it needs more
    rest. This happens because of the
    toxins in the blood that cannot be
    eliminated by the liver. In case the
    symptoms linger, visit your doctor
  3. Loss of Appetite
    Loss of appetite happens as a result
    of not enough bile, which aids with
    the fat digestion. If the food is not
    properly digested, it lead to loss of
    appetite and serious loss of weight.
  4. Digestion Problems
    The liver is vital for this process since
    it produces bile. If the liver is
    damaged, there can be an increase
    in diarrhea and indigestion.
    Moreover, if there is lack of bile, a
    person may also experience fatty
    food intolerance, irritable bowel
    syndrome, gallstones, alcohol
    intolerance, constipation and
    abdominal bloating.
  5. Changes in the Color of the Urine
    Changes in the color of the urine
    might indicate damaged liver. The
    increased levels of bilirubin in the
    blood cause the urine to look
    orange, amber or brown. The levels
    of bilirubin are increased since the
    liver is unable to eliminate it, and it
    is eliminated through the kidneys.
  6. Changes in the Color of the Stool
    Due to lack of bile, the color of the
    stool can change. Instead of its
    normal brown color, it can be clay
    colored, pale yellow, or gray. If this is
    not persistent, it is not dangerous.
    However, if it happens constantly,
    seeking medical attention is
  7. Jaundice
    Jaundice is a condition in which the
    color of the eyes, fingertips, tongue
    and skin becomes yellow. It is
    formed when the levels of bilirubin
    in the bloodstream increase.
    Jaundice can also be an indication of
    issues with the gallbladder or
    pancreas, so consulting a doctor is
    highly recommended.
  8. Abdominal Changes
    Cramping or pain in the lower part of
    your abdomen, or feeling
    particularly bloated can be an
    indication of damaged liver. One of
    the early symptoms of liver damage
    is ascites, which is fluid accumulation
    in the abdominal cavity.
    Furthermore, portal hypertension,
    which is high blood pressure in the
    veins and arteries of the abdomen is
    a consequence of liver disease.
  9. Fluid Retention
    Fluid retention is one of the early
    warning signs, particularly in the
    feet and ankles. Fluid retention can
    be caused by lymphatic disease,
    heart failure, hormonal imbalance,
    and kidney problems as well.
  10. Increased Skin Itching
    In case of liver deficiency, the skin is
    more sensitive than usual and often
    flakes and itches, and it is also
    hypersensitive to touch. There could
    also be more bruises and increased
    veins visibility. Keeping the skin
    moist is helpful, but the problem will
    not go away till the liver issue is solved.

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