Damaged liver can cause many other conditions and health problems. Look at the 8 warning signs and don’t ignore them!
Above all, you should know that the liver is one of the most essential organs in our bodies. In fact, many other organs depend on its good functioning. It is located in your upper abdomen and your ribs are protect it. Naturally, this is one of the organs you cannot live without.
There are plenty of liver diseases preventing your body to function normally. These include:
- Cirrhosis – a damage that leads to dysfunction
- Liver cancer – hepatocellural carcinoma, in most cases is a result of cirrhosis
- Hepatitis – liver inflammation; the viruses hepatitis A, B, C cause this condition
- Ascites – result of cirrhosis, leaking ascites (fluids) into the stomach
- Alcoholic liver disease – caused by excessive alcohol consumption, which might cause permanent liver damage
- Hemochramatosis – this condition causes iron to enter the liver and sometimes throughout the whole body; this causes many other health problems.
Unfortunately, the warning signs that you have a damaged liver are non-specific and you could easily mix them up with many other different conditions. For this reason, you should be especially careful when you notice them. In other words, you should immediately contact your doctor.
Damaged liver signs
- Weight gain
- Gases and bloating
- Improper digestion
- Diarrhea, constipation
- Abdominal pain
- Joint and muscle pain
- Depression and anxiety
- Hormones imbalance
All things considered, these symptoms can be easily related to many other conditions. But it is of essential importance that you notice them on time. In this way you can intervene. First, what you need to do the minute you experience these symptoms is check your liver function. There are tests which show that your liver has some sort of damage or disease.
Luckily, you could also prevent liver damage. Making sure that you eat healthy, drink water and eliminate sugar, processed food, alcohol, fats and fructose can really help. In addition, eating healthy in order to protect your liver means eating dietary fiber, whole grains, healthy fats and veggies. At the same time, stop stressing about everything and try leading a more calm life.