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4 Surprising Signs Of Liver Damage That We Did Not Know

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Many a times, we get so caught up with our fast-paced lives that we tend to ignore our health until it is too late.

Nature gives us a number of warnings in the form of signs and symptoms when we are at the risk of a particular disorder.

If we pay heed to nature's warnings and get the required treatment as early as possible, we can cut down the risk of serious complications.

liver damage signs and symptoms

Liver damage is a serious symptom of liver diseases that comes in various forms such as hepatitis B, C and A, alcoholic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, fatty liver diseases, etc.

These disorders can affect the normal functioning of the human liver and lead to the damage of that organ.

Liver disease or damage is caused either by viral infections, inflammation of the liver due to alcohol abuse, accumulation of excess fat in the liver, etc.

When the cells of the liver die, due to any of the above-mentioned reasons, it results in a damage that could be permanent and fatal if not treated at the right time.

Here are a few signs of liver damage that you may not know and be aware of, have a look!

Sign #1

liver damage signs and symptoms

Most of us tend to ignore to check the consistency and colour of our stools and urine on a regular basis. However, professionals advice that you can keep a track of these things regularly, as the colour and consistency of your excreta can be a sign of a certain disease.

If your urine is dark and foamy and your stools are liquid-like and pale, then you must get yourself checked for liver damage.

Sign #2

liver damage signs and symptoms

Acid reflux is normal if it occurs once in a while, after consuming a lot of unhealthy foods. However, if you are constantly being affected by acid reflux, with no apparent reason and if it is coupled with nausea and vomiting, then it may be a sign of liver damage.

Sign #3

liver damage signs and symptoms

If you are suffering from severe itching of the body, when you have no allergies or skin issues, it may be a tell-tale sign of liver damage that needs an immediate medical attention.

Sign #4

liver damage signs and symptoms

Another sign of liver damage is getting bruised easily coupled with abnormal bleeding. If you are getting bruised or physically hurt more easily than before, it could mean that you are at the risk of liver damage.

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Story first published: Friday, June 17, 2016, 17:00 [IST]
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