The liver is without a doubt one of the most important organs in our digestive system because it metabolizes and stores nutrients which are only ready to be absorbed and used by the organism after passing through the liver . It is mostly known for being a filtration station for the body but did you know the liver has more than 400 functions? It eliminates toxins, purifies the blood, absorbs nutrients and uses it as energy, your liver also produces bile which is responsible for breaking down the fats and the foods and it also stores glucose to use as energy. Who knew the liver had so many attributes? But what happens when you have a bad liver ?
A lot of attributes may be a big problem especially when things go wrong and when this happens (which is not rare ), its a critically serious condition. So it is very important to keep an eye on symptoms or signs that the body gives you to tell you that something is wrong with your liver :
The lack of energy tends to be present for those with a kidney problem, the more advanced your case is the more you feel tired. Remember all the hangovers?how bad you feel after drinking excessively? That’s just an example to make you understand how a liver malfunctioning liver has everything to do with excessive tiredness.
A pain that comes mostly on the right higher side of your stomach where the liver is located must be investigated because it might be a sign of acute hepatitis for example
The liver also helps in blood coagulation, that is a why a liver disease may facilitate the appearance of purplish spots on the skin.
Nausea and Dizziness
Because the liver has connections to digestion , when facing an ill liver it’s common to feel dizzy or nauseous especially after meals.
This is an uncommon symptom but not an impossible one.
What does itchiness has to do with the liver? you ask, well my friend when you live can not filtrate toxins ,this toxins are then stuck in the blood stream therefore causing itchiness.
Changes in the color of your urine can also mean excess of bilirubin in the blood, which is caused by a damaged liver .
Liver malfunction causes a serious lack of protein ,which will then result in bleeding and bruises.
Loss of Appetite
The nausea, lack of energy and vomiting present may cause loss of appetite.
Yellowish or light colored feces
Bilirubin is also responsible for giving a brown color to the feces and when it is not correctly excreted ,the feces become lighter. Bilirubin is a yellow substance found in bile.
Yellow skin and eyes
The accumulation of bilirubin in the blood causes the your eyes and or skin to become yellow, one of the main symptoms when facing liver problems.
This is a classic symptom that something is not right with your organism, maybe you are going through an inflammation or infection not only that but when followed by the above symptoms it can mean that there is a problem with your liver.
The liver helps metabolize fats ,however a damaged liver full of bad fat may facilitate the weight gain.
If you notice one or more symptoms don’t hesitate ,look for a doctor and do your exams regularly, the liver like many other organs is very important for your health.