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How do you identify liver problems?

Symptoms indicating issues with the liver include right upper abdominal pain, yellowing of your skin, or the whites of your eyes because of high bilirubin levels in the bloodstream.

How do I identify liver problems?

Symptoms indicating issues with the liver include right upper abdominal pain, yellowing of your skin, or the whites of your eyes because of high bilirubin levels in the bloodstream.

The following symptoms could be indicative of liver problems:

-Abdominal pain or discomfort in the upper right part of your abdomen that worsens when you lean to the left, for example, while lying on your back. This is the location of the liver.

-Pain under your right rib cage. This can also be a sign of a gallbladder problem or pancreatitis, but it's less common than signs from other organs underneath this area - such as inflammation from nearby organs. If you have signs from both areas, then this would be a good time to see a doctor further about determining if one area might be inflamed and leading signs into another area where they aren't expected to happen.

One of the early signs of problems with the liver is a change in skin color. If the skin has an uneven light and dark appearance, it may be a sign that something's wrong.

Similarly, fatigue is another signal that there could be an issue with liver health, but this can also be caused by any number of other factors too—so for more information on what might be causing your symptoms, it pays to visit your doctor. The primary diagnostic tests for liver dysfunction are blood biochemistry tests (which measures kidney function), abdominal examination looking for swelling or irregularities, CT scan, or ultrasound imaging scan to see if there are structural issues within the organ.

The liver has many functions that could cause problems. Some people may experience nausea, vomiting, itching around the mouth or rash, pain in the upper-right abdomen, yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), loss of appetite due to poor digestion, fatigue due to anemia or fluid buildup. That requires a doctor's visit! The doctor will examine your nose (some say it should feel like 'a wet dishrag'), feel for masses on your abdomen by poking you with his/her fingers, test blood pressure and heart rate before you take off your clothes

If you notice pain in your abdomen, dark urine, gassiness, itchiness of the skin around the eyes or genitals (haven't showered for a few days), yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice), or extreme fatigue then you should go get checked out. If it continues, treatment will be necessary. Drinking enough fluids can help alleviate some symptoms but not anything serious.

When you start to feel that something's wrong, get it checked out. Virtually every doctor will tell you the same thing. The feeling of something being wrong may not always be present - so be proactive.

If there are no physical symptoms, one symptom could be an increase in fatigue or impaired mental clarity. And another physical sign can lead to pain on the right side below the ribs. Indigestion is also common with liver disease because of how liver damage can affect digestive enzymes - without them, your body cannot break down food into its parts that then travel through your system for digestion and absorption into your bloodstream.

The most common symptom of liver problems is jaundice, but another common symptom is pale stool. Elevated bilirubin levels or elevated liver enzymes can also indicate liver damage. Fever and night sweats are other signs that may point to a potential problem with the liver. Headaches, confusion, vomiting blood, weight loss, itchy skin., changes in moods (like depression) events like abdominal pain can all be different symptoms of "liver problems."

Symptoms of liver problems include difficulty in waking up, yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes, jaundice (a condition where the skin and whites of the eyes look yellow), dark urine, bad breath, nausea or vomiting. Illnesses that can lead to liver problems include viral hepatitis (hepatitis A and B) and alcoholic damage.

How do I identify liver problems? Get a blood test! Blood testing for the liver function is crucial when one is experiencing issues such as chemotherapy side effects or chronic alcoholism. Testing for these occurrences helps estimate how much damage has been done to your liver by identifying potential levels in Kidney Function Tests (KFT).

I recommend talking to a medical professional as it can be difficult to identify liver problems without blood tests and other information. Depending on the type of liver problem, they may recommend for you to avoid certain foods like alcohol or fatty foods, take steps such as quitting smoking if applicable, and drink lots of fluids such as plain water or apple juice. They will let you know how often you need to be checked.

Another important thing is that fasting does not reveal much about your liver function because your liver stores nutrients made by its cells and pumps blood through your body when food isn't present (also called storage and release).

 

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