12 Early symptoms the body tells us when we have problems in our liver
So here are some common early symptoms of liver damage:
1. Disruption in the Stomach
People who suffer from early liver damage may feel nauseous continuously. It can happen due to the decrements in liver’s ability to cleanse the body from toxins.
Another two factor that can also cause this condition are ongoing metabolism and changes in digestion.
If this condition still remain after a few days and you cannot figure out the reason, then you better go visit your doctor.
2. Feeling Fatigue and Weak Most of the Time
When the function of your liver got disrupted,
its ability to remove toxins from your body will decrease and cause the increment of toxins in your bloodstream.
So if your fatigue doesn’t go away after you have enough rest, you definitely need to seek medical advice as soon as you can.
3. Loss of Appetite
Damage in the liver will cause a reduction in the bile production,
this isfa. Bile responsible to help fat digestion and when your food isn’t digested properly, it may resulted in loss of appetite and a drop in body weight.
If this condition happened for a long time, consult to your doctor to get further examination.
4. Problems with Digestion
Damage in the live can lead to dyspepsia and diarrhea. Some other digestion problem that may occur when the bile is not produced properly are fatty food intolerance,
irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal bloating, alcohol intolerance, constipation and gallstones.
If you have a problem with your digestion it is best to consult a doctor, to know what exact health problem do you have.
5. Changes in Color of Your Urine
Though dark color in your urine may also be a result of dehydration, taking B vitamin supplements, side effects of antibiotics,
enzyme deficiencies, urinary tract infection, or kidney abnormalities, you better consult to your doctor if the problem remain after some period of time.
We have tackled this before if you are interested go here to see the article about the color of urine and your health.
6. Alteration in Stool Coloration
Malfunction in the liver will make the amount of bile becomes insufficient and cause alteration in stool coloration.
If the color of your stool usually brown, it may turn into clay colored, pale yellow, or gray. If this only happens occasionally, there is nothing you should be worry about.
However, if you experience it more than a few times, then you need to consult to your doctor.
Jaundice is a yellow coloration to the skin, tongue, fingertips, and eyes as the result of increasing bilirubin in the bloodstream and bodily tissue which normally will be excreted in the bile.
This condition cause the skin becomes yellow.
Jaundice can also be a sing of problem in the pancreas or gallbladder. If you experience it, you need to consult to your doctor immediately.
8. Changes in the Abdomen
The feeling of pain, cramping, or bloating in the lower part of the abdomen can mean that you have ascites and malfunction in your liver.
Ascites is the condition where fluid has built up inside the abdominal cavity. This may happen when there is damage to the liver of liver cirrhosis.
There are a lot more diseases that is connected to changes in your abdomen, if you are suffering from this then it is time to consult a doctor.
9. Retention of Fluid
Damage in the liver can lead to retention of fluid, especially in the ankles and feet.
This condition is similar to ascites, the difference is the fluid buildup in the outer tissues in the lower extremities.
This can also be indicative of kidney disease, but in any case it is very important that you go to a credible medical practitioner as soon as possible.
10. Problems with The Skin
Liver deficiency can cause the skin to be more sensitive, itches, flakes and becomes hypersensitive to touch.
You may see some bruises on your skin and notice that your veins become more visible.
Sometimes you this symptom can be ignored since it is very common to some people, especially if they are prone to skin allergies.
11. Pain in the Abdomen
You may feel pain in the right upper quadrant of the rib cage where the liver is located.
When the liver is malfunctioning, the affected area may fell painful and tender.
If you are feeling pain in the abdomen it is wise to go visit a doctor, we cannot really be 100% about this symptom since it can be various kind of issues.
12. Diarrhea, Constipation, or Intestinal Bleeding
The liver plays an important role in the production of the clotting factors.
So when the liver damaged, you may suffer from bleeding of intestines which is associated with diarrhea or constipation.
This is also indicative that there is something wrong in your digestive tract or your colon, It can be a rupture or even cancer so do not take this lightly especially if you have black poop.