The liver is one of the vital organs of the body which is responsible for hundreds of chemical actions essential for your body to survive.
Your liver has an important role in the body detoxification, removing the harmful toxins. The liver breaks down medications, drugs, alcohol, and is responsible for breaking down insulin and other hormones. It also regulates the formation of blood, how much glucose, protein, fat and platelets enter the blood stream. In one word the liver has multiple functions.
Since the liver is very important for your body to function properly, it is also important to know that there are many diseases that can affect the liver. Here are the most common symptoms that indicate your liver doesn’t function properly and soon as you get the needed treatment it is better for your health.
Visit a doctor if you notice at least five or more of these symptoms:
- Unexplained nausea
- Random swelling of body parts
- Jaundice- yellowing of the eyes and skin. Seek medical attention immediately.
- Itchy skin
- Getting bruised easily
- Do not heal from cuts
- Frequent, random and sharp stomach pains
- No appetite
- Swollen abdomen
- Tired and axhausted all the time
- Food not being digested
- Weight fluctuations
- Weight loss
- Severe headaches
- High blood pressure
- Development of blood vessels
- Permanently dark urine