Often people feel that they might be suffering from some kind of liver disease but it can be a hideous act for anybody to identify obtusely occurring liver disease symptoms. Thus, it is a better idea to consult a certified doctor to diagnose you for any potential liver disease.
Symptom No 1 — Jaundice
The main symptom of Liver disease is Jaundice. Persistence of jaundice indicates that there is something wrong with your gall bladder or liver. In jaundice, the color of your skin turns into pale yellow or orange. Even the white part of your eye can turn yellow. The main function of liver is the production of bile and when the liver is not properly processing the old venous blood i.e. not producing bile properly, jaundice is the result. If the jaundice symptoms are accompanied by flu then you ought to visit some medical facility to check whether it is an infection of the gall bladder or acute hepatitis is, setting in. you can even consult the hepatitis symptoms list given below.
There are two types of Jaundice as described in the traditional oriental medicine, Yang Jaundice and Yin Jaundice.
- Yang Jaundice — Thirst, Palpitations, constipation, urinary problem, abdominal distention as well as yellowing of tongue are the major symptoms of whole body jaundice in which the body color changes to somewhat like fresh tangerine color. According to the oriental medicine, this type of jaundice happens from excessive damp and moist heat.
- Yin Jaundice — Your face, skin and eyes all turn yellow. Severe fever, nausea, poor appetite, lassitude, fatigue, abdominal distention, chest repression, loose stools, hypochondriac pain, cold hands and feet, palpitation, edema and breaking breath are all very common symptoms of Yin Jaundice.
Symptom No 2 — Digestion & Appetite
The most common symptom of liver disease is drop in appetite that will eventually turn into weight loss. Then the situation can be worsened by incorrect metabolism of the carbohydrate, proteins and fat in the body.
Due to poor appetite, the situation can aggravate into Anemia with hepatocytes too under the scanner. With vomiting, diarrhea and nausea around the corner, the body can become too weak. At times blood too comes out in your vomits if by chance there is any gastric ulcer in your body. The growth of ulcers can be fuelled by the complex level of interactions between nitrogen, histamine, bile acids, portal hypertension, gastrin and the mucous membrane that lines the stomach.
Symptom No 3 — Light Coloration of Stool
If the secretion of bile pigments is blocked due to the some obstruction like low bile secretion or due to bile duct blockage, the stool of the patient shows the first signs as it becomes pale and lighter in color. Irregular as well as irritable bowel movements are also accompanied with the onset of a disease of liver or gall bladder. The stool is naturally of dark color because of the bile. The light color of the stool is an indication of low bile production or there is some blockage in the bile duct. The bile duct can be blocked due to scarring, stones or inflammation of the membrane. Even gray stool and the pale stool are classified as light colored stool.
Symptom No 4 — Bloating & Distention
The abdominal part beneath the lower ribs on the right side may become distended because of the hepatomegaly or ascites. However, if the distention turns very severe then the breathing of the person might become more painful as there is pressure on the diaphragm.
Symptom No 5 — Polydypsia & Polyuria
The terms polydypsia and polyuria mean excessive thirst and excessive and frequent urination, respectively. Although, these are common symptoms of many diseases but liver diseases too show these symptoms.
Symptoms of Liver Disease
Going by the perspective of oriental medicine there are few other signs or symptoms that indicate the persisting liver problem.
- Problem of skin
- Feeling of Dizziness
- Ticks, Spasms and Tremors
- Sudden Seizures
- Redness and itchiness of eyes
- Short temperedness and constant irritation
- Tension and pain in the back
- Hypochondriac pain
- Loss of flexibility of tendons and ligaments
- Mood Swings
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