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What are the causes, symptoms and impact of liver disease?

• Liver disease is usually called hepatic disease.
• This can be a type of damage to or disease of the liver.
• Liver disease is any disturbance of liver function that involves illness.
• The liver is in charge of many vital functions of the body.
• Liver disease is commonly referred to as hepatic disease.
• Liver disease can be a broad term that encompasses the many potential problems that causes the liver to forget to perform its assigned functions.

Causes of Liver Disease

The most frequent reasons behind chronic liver failure include:
• Hepatitis B
• Hepatitis C
• Long term alcohol consumption
• Cirrhosis
• Hemochromatosis
• Malnutrition
The origins of acute liver failure, when the liver fails rapidly, however, in many cases are dissimilar. Included in this are:
• Acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose.
• Viruses including hepatitis A, B, and C (especially in children).
• Reactions to a particular prescription and herbal medications.
• Ingestion of poisonous wild mushrooms.

Signs and Symptoms of Liver Disease

• Stomach aches
• Glucose level problems
• Immune disorders
• Abnormal absorption of fats
• Metabolism problems
• Reflux
• Deficit of fat-soluble vitamins
• Hemorrhoids
• Gall stones
• Your inability to tolerate fatty foods
• Your inability to tolerate alcohol
• Nausea
• Vomiting attacks
• Abdominal bloating
• Constipation
• Depression
• Mood changes
• Anger and irritability
• Poor concentration
• Foggy brain
• Overheating in the body
• Hypoglycemia.
• Hypercholesterolemia
• Lumps of fat within the skin
• Excessive extra weight
• Shed weight while dieting
• Sluggish metabolism
• Protuberant abdomen
• Cellulite
• Fatty liver
• A roll of fat about the upper abdomen
• Nausea
• Decrease in appetite
• Fatigue
• Diarrhea
• Jaundice
• Bleeding easily
• Swollen abdomen
• Mental disorientation or confusion
• Sleepiness
• Coma

Types of Liver Disease

1. Hepatitis
• It is the inflammation with the liver.
• It is caused largely by:
– Various viruses
– Some liver toxins
– Autoimmunity
– Hereditary conditions.

2. Alcoholic liver disease
• Hepatic manifestation of alcohol overconsumption
• Fatty liver disease
• Alcoholic hepatitis
• Cirrhosis

3. Fatty liver disease
• A reversible condition with the accumulation of large vacuoles of triglyceride fat occurs in liver cells.
• Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is usually a spectrum of disease regarding obesity and metabolic syndrome.
• Fatty liver can result in inflammatory disease.

4. Cirrhosis
• It does not take the formation of fibrous tissue from the host to liver cells.
• Cirrhosis causes chronic liver failure.

5. Primary cancer of the liver
• Malignant hepatoma
• Cholangiocarcinoma
• Angiosarcoma
• Hemangiosarcoma of the liver

Other styles
• Primary biliary cirrhosis
• Primary sclerosing cholangitis
• Budd-Chiari syndrome
• Gilbert’s syndrome
• Biliary atresia
• Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
• Alagille syndrome
• Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis

Impact of liver disease on the body

• Apart from gallstone disease plus some infections like Hepatitis A and mononucleosis, most liver diseases are managed and not cured.
• Liver disease can make cirrhosis and liver failure.
Associated complications may include:
• Increased risk of bleeding and infection
• Malnutrition
• Weight loss
• Decreased cognitive function.
Some liver diseases are related to an elevated risk of developing cancer of the liver.

Dr. Melissa Palmer’s Guide To Hepatitis and Liver Disease Fatty Liver You Can Reverse It The Liver Disorders and Hepatitis Sourcebook

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