The liver is the body’s largest glandular organ and has hundreds of important functions. The three most essential functions are producing bile to aid digestion, cleansing harmful toxins from the blood and storing glucose to fulfill the body’s energy needs.
We have to pay attention to its health because it is extremely important. You should adequate sleep, do some exercises and consume healthy food in order to do that.
Different parts of the body and functions can indicate when something is wrong with your liver. Gallstones, fatty liver, hepatitis and cysts disease are different types of liver problems.
If you experience some of the symptoms mentioned here, you should definitely visit your doctor because it could be a symptom of chronic liver disease, kidney failure and hepatitis.
Here are the common signs:
Your fingerprints, fingernail, eye, tongue, and of course your skin turns yellow. Jaundice is the name of this symptom. We have this situation when a yellow pigment (Bilirubin) builds up in the body tissue and blood instead of getting rid of it along with old red cells. This pigment accumulates in your skin and bloodstream so it takes on a yellowish hue. If you notice yellowing of these areas, visit your doctor.
Loss of Appetite
One of the first symptoms that appear is loss of appetite. People who suffer from liver damage, often lose their appetite. It can results in sudden weight loss and those people feel tired and weak all the time.
Abdominal Area Changes
Feeling some changes in your stomach like bloating is another symptom of liver damage. Due to cirrhosis or advanced liver diseases, Ascites is a buildup of fluid in the stomach cavity. You should definitely call your doctor if you feel some changes in your abdomen.
Changes in Urine Color
It can also be a symptom of liver damage if you notice that your urine has brown, amber or orange color (different from the usual). Kidney problems, dehydration, enzyme deficiencies, vitamin B supplements, urinary tract infections and taking antibiotics can also cause dark urine. The color of the urine changes when the liver can not to remove bilirubin via excretion through the kidneys. If you notice your urine is getting darker, visit your doctor immediately.
How to HELP Your Liver?
Swim, dance, walk, run and exercise
Avoid salt and animal protein
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Consume foods full of vitamin C: broccoli, avocado, beet root, turmeric and lemon