The extreme importance of the liver for the full work of the whole organism is undeniable. Sometimes her diseases manifest violently, but most of the severe hepatic diseases begin gradually, appearing only at serious stages (for example, cirrhosis).
Therefore, with the slightest signs of liver problems, it is necessary to do your examination without delay, in order to understand what is happening to this body, and to start competent treatment in time.
There are 7 ways a body warn about liver disease. Check them out and be aware about possible issues with your health.
#1. Skin changes
Spontaneous bruising and subcutaneous hemorrhage (an indirect sign of decreased liver production of coagulation factors).
#2. Digestive disorders
Discomfort, heaviness, a feeling of "overflow", pain in the right hypochondrium (symptoms are more often due to concomitant changes in motility of the biliary tract, the liver itself rarely hurts).
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#3. Hormonal changes
Changes in the synthesis of hormones are more noticeable in male patients (especially with alcoholic illness). Feminization is inherent in patients with alcoholic (up to 80%) and viral (up to 15%) cirrhosis. This can be manifested by an increase in the breast and a change in the type of hair.
#4. Nervous system disorders
In both acute and chronic hepatic pathology, the body slows down the process of neutralizing ammonia, which enters the systemic circulation and causes a variety of neurological disorders. For example, unexplained fatigue, reduced efficiency, insomnia.
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#5. Signs of intoxication
Fever (high temperature figures are inherent in infectious diseases and suppurative complications, subfebrile condition can be observed in any chronic processes).
#6. Problems with clotting ability of blood
In addition to hemorrhages, patients often experience spontaneous or minor bleeding (eg, tooth cleaning or blowing), bleeding of different locations (nasal, hemorrhoidal, gastric, intestinal), prolonged and profuse menstruation, blood in the stool.
#7. Pain in the bones
Some hepatic ailments (primary biliary cirrhosis, etc.) lead to an increase in parathyroid hormone and its derivatives that affect bone structures. These patients develop:
- pain in the bones;
- spontaneous fractures;
- bone deformities (more often flat bones).
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