The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body. Its function, in fact, is mainly to decompose the food ingested, converting them into energy. In addition, by expelling various toxins, it allows you to keep the body clean. That said, it appears quite important to be able to pick up the signals of a pathology affecting this organ. Well, the main liver diseases are: hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer and hepatic steatosis. One of the biggest problems with identifying these diseases is that the liver regenerates itself. Therefore, as long as it guarantees its functionality, it is not easy to detect the presence of pathologies. The problem is, in fact, that those who suffer from it do not feel any symptoms. Well, we know that nausea and dizziness, as well as pain in the abdomen could hide these insidious pathologies to be found immediately.
What are the symptoms of liver disease
Going into more detail, the symptoms that can be felt in case of liver disease are the following:
1) nausea and dizziness, which can cause vomiting;
2) severe pain in the abdomen;
3) jaundice which is the yellowish pigmentation of the skin and whites of the eyes;
4) itchy skin;
5) feeling of fatigue;
6) possible bruising and even bleeding.
As anticipated, hepatic system diseases have no symptoms.
Therefore, they are more difficult to diagnose. For this purpose, in fact, specific analyzes are required. They are: 1) liver biopsy; 2) CT scan; 3) blood tests; 4) ERCP which is endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
Nausea and dizziness as well as pain in the abdomen could hide these insidious pathologies to be found immediately
But, let’s see if there is a way to prevent these pathologies. The only precautions we can take are: 1) do not drink a lot of alcohol; 2) adopt a correct diet, avoiding chasing obesity; 3) avoid drug abuse; 4) run the hepatitis vaccine; 5) do not take drugs.
In view of this, the risk elements that most predispose towards the contraction of these pathologies are usually the following: 1) congenital defects; 2) abuse of alcohol, drugs or medications; 3) obesity and food imbalances; 4) metabolic disorders; 5) exposure to toxic substances; 6) infections, be they viral or bacterial; 7) trauma.
Ultimately, to avoid the onset of liver disease, we must be careful of the aforementioned risk elements. However, to go to the bottom in the assessment of any discomfort, you must contact a gastroenterologist. Or, you should go to a specialist in infectious diseases, internal medicine and general surgery.
(We remind you to carefully read the warnings regarding this article, which can be consulted WHO”)