12 Ways Your Body Tries To Tell You That Your Liver Is Being Damaged

The liver is an organ located on the upper side of the abdomen whose role is to eliminate harmful toxins. There are many diseases that can attach the liver such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease etc. All these conditions show similar symptoms in their early stages so it is very important to know how to identify them and to act fast in order to prevent bigger damage.

The earliest 12 signs that your liver is damaged are the following:

Abdominal Pain And Frequent Cramps
Feeling pain in the area where the liver is or if the area is tender to touch it might be an early sign of liver damage.

Decreased Appetite
The liver produces bile that breaks down consumed food, so when it functions improperly, bile production is limited leading to a feeling of fullness and impaired metabolism function.

Digestive Issues
The bile produced by the liver also helps digestion, so if the liver is not working properly you may experience digestive issues such as constipation.

Having An Upset Stomach Frequently
You should check your liver if you constantly vomiting or feeling nauseated. If the liver is unable to properly discard toxic buildup it often leads to nausea.

Changed Urine Color
If your urine color changed even when you are well hydrated it could mean that your liver is not functioning properly. Kidneys generate bilirubin in the bloodstream, and the liver is unable to remove them if bilirubin levels are too high. Antibiotic therapy or use of vitamin B supplements could also be a cause of dark urine color.

Changed Feces Color
If you notice your feces have turned pale yellow, clay or gray it could mean that your liver is damaged. If a liver functions properly the feces are brown in color due to the bile which is produced in the liver.

Constipation, Diarrhea, Intestinal Bleeding
These three conditions can also be caused by a damaged liver so if you experience any of them visit your doctor.

Fluid Retention
People whose liver is damaged will often have swollen feet and ankles because of the fluids accumulated in the body.

Stomach Bloating
If your liver is damaged or you have liver cirrhosis your stomach will bloat due to the fluids which accumulate in the stomach.

Feeling Tired, Weak And Fatigued
If your liver is damaged you will feel tired even if you are getting enough sleep. A damaged liver causes toxins to build up in the blood which affects blood flow to the vital organs such as the brain, heart and the muscles as well.

Increased Risk Of Jaundice
A damaged liver is unable to filter bilirubins from the blood which leads to jaundice. This condition is manifested by yellowing of the skin, tongue, eyes and fingertips.

Persistent Skin Irritation
Sensitive skin, itchiness, tenderness are also signs of liver issues.

Visit your doctor in case you notice any of the signs we explained so that you will get proper treatment in case you have damaged liver. Please comment here or on our Facebook page and let us know if you experienced any of these symptoms before.

One Comment on “12 Ways Your Body Tries To Tell You That Your Liver Is Being Damaged

  1. What if there is intestinal bleeding, what are other things which can cause it.?

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