• 29/02/2024 00:01

How to understand that there is a malfunction in the liver: the doctor named the main symptoms

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This information was reported by Medicalanswers, URA-Inform reports.  

Yellowing of the skin, whites of the eyes

A weakened liver cannot normally process the bile pigment bilirubin, which is formed during the breakdown of proteins. Its increased concentration causes jaundice.

Change in the color of discharge

When the liver does not work well, the urine becomes darker, the stool — on the contrary, lighter than usual.

Bruises, spider veins

Bruises that appear quickly and do not go away for a long time may be a sign of decreased liver production of a protein necessary for blood clotting. Also, in this case, vascular formations appear on the skin, resembling a spider web, stars.

Swelling

Swelling of the legs and in the abdominal area indicates a malfunction of an important organ.

Joint pain

Accompanied by nausea, weakness, loss of appetite, it can be a signal of autoimmune hepatitis, resulting from an attack on liver cells and tissues by the immune system.

Inattentiveness, cognitive problems

Liver disease can result in elevated levels of copper in the blood, which can cause disorders resembling Alzheimer's disease. This sign — evidence of very serious liver damage.

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