Have you ever wondered if the symptoms liver damage makes evident are the same symptoms that come along with diabetes? Do you realize that if you have a malfunctioning pancreas or liver, you will also develop many of the same symptoms as well? The funny thing is, while people sit around and agree that it’s bad for drugs to cause liver damage, don’t realize that these high blood sugars may also damage their little old liver just as much. True, no fibs. But when these sugars are turned into fats, liver failure can soon follow.
Most doctors can tell when fibrosis has damaged or destroyed the liver cells. Unfortunately, the signs of liver failure are often not easy to detect until it’s too late. Here are some of the most common signs of liver problems that may occur with chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and other types of liver problems.
Many doctors believe that fatigue is one of the first symptoms of liver damage. Why does this happen? There are two main reasons. One is when fibrosis has already reached an advanced stage and the liver isn’t able to process and eliminate excess hormones like cortisol and glucose. Another reason is when a person has been exposed to alcohol or drugs that cause high levels of inflammation throughout the body.
What else could be the symptoms of liver disease besides liver inflammation? There are a few other symptoms you should be aware of. One of them is jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, which can be a sign of cirrhosis and should be avoided. Another is itching or irritation of the skin at the site of the liver disease, which can be a sign of hepatitis B or C. Finally, abdominal pain or discomfort is one of the symptoms of liver failure. If your symptoms do not improve or get better in a few weeks, contact your doctor right away to find out what’s wrong.
Dr Sunil Shehanvi explains more about the symptoms of liver damage in his book ‘Hepatitis B2 C’ (Thyroid Gland and Chronic Hepatitis, Second Edition). In this book he explains the symptoms of acute hepatitis, a form of hepatitis B that lasts only for a short time and can be treated with a special course of treatment. He discusses the symptoms of chronic hepatitis, which are more likely to be chronic than acute. He discusses symptoms of hepatitis C with previous and current sufferers. He gives some insight into how the hepatitis C virus enters the body and why it is so hard to fight off.
The liver produces bile which helps digest fats and chemicals in the diet. If something happens to the liver, it can no longer produce the amount of bile needed, or it can produce too little or too much bile. If the liver becomes damaged from a bacterial or viral infection, the toxins from the infection will go into the bile. This will prevent the bile from being able to work properly and there will be a build up of toxins within the bile. When this happens, the liver can no longer make vitamin B12, which is an essential vitamin for maintaining a healthy blood and bowel system. When there is a chronic infection, the liver produces even more bile, which means there is an even higher level of toxicity.
The symptoms of liver disease include jaundice, a raised liver temperature, abdominal swelling, abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting. Many people may not experience all of these symptoms at once. It is also possible for the patient to experience some symptoms at various times of the day, while the illness is in a latent state. Someone with cirrhosis may not have symptoms at any time. That is why many people never know they have the condition until it is too late.
People who have a history of hepatitis C are more likely to develop cirrhosis. People who drink alcohol increase their risk factors because alcohol increases the liver damage risk. Other risk factors include having a family history of liver problems and obesity. If someone in your family has had liver problems, then you are at a greater risk for developing them as well.