Many people know how important the liver is and how many things it does, but they might not know as much about the signs or symptoms that show up when harmful chemicals cause the liver to stop working.
Toxins and other things that get into the liver hurt its cells and eventually make it unable to do its many jobs, like making bile to control cholesterol, delaminating protein, and filtering several complex molecules found in the body.
There are clear signs that the liver is getting worse or failing slowly. In this post, I’ll quickly go over three of them so you can act quickly if you think your liver is failing.
Information from MedicalNewsToday and the Mayo Clinic was used to put together the list of symptoms below.
- One sign of liver failure is yellowing of the skin and eyes, as well as discomfort or pain in the upper right abdomen that may start out mild but get worse over the course of a day or two.
More specifically, fluid that builds up in the belly could cause it to get bigger over time.
- General malaise, nausea, and vomiting that don’t go away are the second sign of liver failure.
If you have these symptoms, it’s time to see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and start treatment.
- A lack of clarity or feeling lost happens when the liver doesn’t filter fluid molecules that get into brain cells and turn on the hormone that makes you feel relaxed and sleepy.
Feelings of being lost and a general feeling of getting worse are signs of liver failure.
- What needs to be done now.
If you have any of these signs, you should go to the hospital as soon as possible with the help of a friend or acquaintance so a doctor can figure out if your liver is failing and if you need treatment before it fails completely.