When your liver “speaks”, you should “listen”! These are the first warning signs of liver disease.
The liver is the largest solid organ in the human body, responsible for different functions. If it stop function properly a lot of health problems may occur.
Some of the basic functions of the liver include: cleaning of blood, creating bile juice which is important for digestion and storing glycogen form glucose for energy production.
Because the liver is very important if you have a problem with it, your health may be in serious danger.
But many people do not know they have a problem with this organ until it‘s too late. As a result, your health and general well-being may be jeopardized.
Pay attention and recognize the warning signs, that show you have a damaged liver.
Yellow Skin (Jaundice)
One of the first signs of damaged liver is a change of the skin. Because there is damage the liver is not able to properly filter toxins and comes to accumulation of bilirubin, which could cause yellowing of the skin.
Bilirubin is produced by the liver which helps in digestion. When there is damage, bilirubin can not be removed, and as a result, it passes into the blood. When bilirubin is found in the blood flow the skin gets yellowish color.
You can notice the yellow color firstly on the nails and finger tips, as well as on the eyes.
Urine and stool color change
If you notice change in color of urine and stool, it can be a sign that something with your liver is wrong. If your urine has a dark color, and the stool is pale and thin, you should visit a doctor.
If you’ve noticed that your stomach swells suddenly, it could be a sign that you have a problem with your liver.
During its damage, it comes to retention of fluids and as a result, it appears that your stomach is much larger.
If you start to notice a sudden cramps or pain in the stomach, you may have a problem with the liver.
When the liver is not functioning properly, abdominal pain may appear. If the pain is on the left side, see a doctor immediately.
Vomiting and heartburn
If you notice increased stomach acid, it could be the first symptom of a problem with the liver.
Damaged liver can push digestive juices until the esophagus that causes vomiting and digestive obstacles.
If you notice any of these symptoms, see a doctor immediately.