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Early Signs of a Damaged Liver

For the normal function of your body, all organs have to be in good shape and to work properly. This is so important for the liver, too. This organ is placed in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, secured by the ribs.
Some of the health issues connected with the improper work of the liver are hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis, and fatty liver disease.

Here are 12 early symptoms of a damaged liver:

1. Stomach Problems:
Vomiting and nausea, poisoning, migraines, vertigo, depression, and motion sickness can be sign for liver damage. These symptoms sometimes can be the symptoms and for kidney disease too.
These symptoms occur because of the liver's inability to get rid of toxins, and this instantly cause nausea. If you feel one or more of the symptoms, visit your doctor to check your liver health.

2. Different Urine Color
If your urine color is changed this can actually be caused because of the presence of bilirubin in the blood in high levels. The orange amber and brown colors while urinating are signs of that.
Because the liver is incapable in the process of eliminating the bilirubin, the kidneys take over this task.

3. Digestive Tract Problems
When you have a damaged liver, it cannot produce bile. This usually cause diarrhea.
Standardly, when bile is missing, there can be increased fatty foods intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, gallstones, alcohol intolerance, abdominal bloating as well as constipation.

4. Diarrhea, Constipation and Intestinal Bleeding
If you have an ill liver, you can experience bleeding of the intestines, resulting in diarrhea or constipation.

5. Abdominal Discomfort
This is one of the most common signs of damaged liver.

6. Fluid Retention
This symptom is one of the first symptoms of liver damage and it can happen in both the feet and ankles. This liver failure is usually caused by some lymphatic disease, problems with heart, kidney damage and hormonal irregularities.

7. Abdominal Problems
This is usually followed by cramping, pain or bloating in the lower abdomen. You can also feel the occurrence of ascites, which is basically a built up fluid inside the abdomen.
This condition can cause portal hypertension or high blood pressure in the abdomen's blood vessels.

8. Chronic Itching
When the liver is damaged, the skin gets really irritated and itchy. You can have bruising and veins exposure if this happens.

9. Stool Color Changes
This symptom is directly related to bile insufficiency. This can lead with changes of the stool color, it can go from clay colored to pale yellow, or gray.
The moment of worrying is when this condition is persistent for longer time.

10. Lack Of Appetite
The bile from the liver helps decompose fats and enhances digestion. When the food that you eat is not thoroughly digested, this can cause the will to eat and this health condition can make you to lose weight.

11. Jaundice
This health issue can be noticed with a change of color in the eyes, fingertips, tongue, and skin into yellow. This means that the level of bilirubins in your blood are on high and dangerous level. Jaundice can be also caused from other types of diseases, usually linked to the gall bladder or pancreas.

12. Fatigue And Body Sickness
The constant feeling of fatigue and body sickness is usually connected to damaged liver. In this case your organism works a lot more to build a balance, but exhaust itself in the process.
And because of the improper work of the liver, the toxins stay into your body. If you have one or more of these symptoms of damaged liver, visit your doctor immediately.

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