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What are effects of liver failure on body?

The functions of liver include :
– Production of bile for digestion.
– Production of certain proteins for blood plasma.
– Production of cholesterol and special proteins that help to carry fats through the body.
– Conversion of excess glucose into glycogen for storage.
– Regulation of blood levels of amino acids.
– These amino acids form the building blocks of proteins.
– Processing of hemoglobin – the liver stores iron.
– Conversion of poisonous ammonia to urea.
– Clearing the blood of drugs and other poisonous substances.
– Regulating blood clotting.
– Resisting infections by producing immune factors.
– Removing bacteria from the bloodstream.
– Liver breaks down harmful substances which are excreted into the bile or blood.
– Bile by-products enter the intestine and ultimately leave the body in the feces.

How the Body is affected?
– Other organs are affected when the liver is not able to filter out the toxins as effectively.
– Person is affected to have a lot of fatigue due to these toxins.
– Liver disease can also cause the abdomen to protrude outward.
– This condition occurs because the liver can become inflamed and enlarged.
– A person may develop anemia or large bruises on their body upon liver effecting on the body.
– A person with liver disease may also notice that they have more body fluid retention, swelling, body aches and even excessive itching.

Liver disease can also cause a person to have:
– Yellow or white tongue
– Eczema
– Psoriasis
– Age spots
– Acne
– Headaches
– A weak immune system

Diseases that affect liver and body are:
– Hepatitis caused by inflammation of liver.
– Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a spectrum in disease associated with obesity.
– Cirrhosis is the formation of fibrous tissue in the liver from replacing dead liver cells.
– Haemochromatosis is a hereditary disease caused by the accumulation of iron in the body.
– Cancer of the liver are malignant tumors that grow on the surface or inside the liver and is often referred to cancer that has spread to the liver that has originated in other organs.
– Glycogen storage disease type II is caused due to the build-up of glycogen causes progressive muscle weakness (myopathy) throughout the body.
– Some pediatric liver diseases like biliary atresia, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, alagille syndrome, progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis.

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