Your liver, it does a lot for the body, and when there’s been damage to it, it shows signs of it. Do you know if you’ve damaged your liver? How can you recognize the signs?
A surefire sign that your liver is damaged is the constant tired feeling you have. When toxins are in the body, it’s the liver’s responsibility to remove them. If it’s damaged, it can’t do its job properly. Thus, the toxins continue to build in your body.
When food isn’t getting digested right, it doesn’t create enough bile. This may cause you to feel full. You could also suffer from serious weight loss.
There are two common liver damage symptoms to be aware of – vomiting and nausea. While these symptoms do occur with a multiple of other health problems (motion sickness, food poisoning, early pregnancy, migraines, etc.), it’s when the symptoms continue for so long that you need to go to the doctor. It means the body is building up toxins.
The liver has a big responsibility with the digestion process, as it must create bile. When the liver is damaged, it can cause diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, fatty food intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome.
Changes In Urine Color
When bilirubin levels are higher, it can cause color changes in the urine. The urine, when the liver is damaged, may have an amber, brown or orange-color to it. With the liver unable to lower the levels, the kidneys must handle the job.
Changes In Stool Color
Bile deficiency can cause stool color to change as well. If it’s clay colored, gray or pale yellow for a bit of time, your liver is probably damaged.
When your skin, tongue, fingertips and eyes turn yellow, it’s a sign of jaundice. This is also a sign that the levels of bilirubin are high. It could also mean your pancreas or gallbladder have problems.
If your lower stomach hurts or cramps or you have bloating, you could have liver damage. Liver damage can lead to portal hypertension.
Pain in the stomach that doesn’t go away could be a sign that your liver is damaged.
While fluid retention is tied more to kidney issues, heart failure, hormonal imbalance or lymphatic disease, it’s also tied to liver damage.
It may seem odd, but liver damage can cause the skin to become more sensitive. This can lead to bruises, visible veins and itchiness.
Liver damage will cause intestinal bleeding.
Please check some other body distress signs we should all be aware of.