According to the American Liver Foundation, over 100 million people in the United States have some form of liver disease. Additionally, 4.5 million US adults have been diagnosed with liver disease. However, it is estimated that between 80 and 100 million adults in the US have fatty liver disease and are unaware of their condition. In 2020, chronic liver disease/cirrhosis was the twelfth leading cause of death in the US.
Do you know what your liver is trying to tell you? If you've been feeling sluggish or experiencing unexplained symptoms, or if you simply want to ensure that your body's powerhouse is in top-notch condition, then watch this video carefully. Your liver might be sending out distress signals that you never knew existed.
Stay tuned for twelve bizarre signs that could be screaming "liver damage." Don't ignore these red flags; your overall well-being depends on a healthy functioning liver. Let's dive into the weird world of liver signals and decode the messages your body might be desperately trying to tell you.
One: Light-Colored Stools
Light-colored stools (also known as acholic stools) can indicate problems with bile drainage from the biliary system (including the pancreas, gallbladder and/or liver). Bile helps digest fats and gives color to stool; thus light-colored stools suggest an issue affecting its production or flow through these organs/systems.
Possible causes include hepatitis or cirrhosis which can inflame/damage cells within these organs/systems thus disrupting bile production/functioning; bile duct obstruction due to infections/tumors/inflammation/gallstones impeding normal bile flow; medications containing bismuth subsalicylate such as Kaopectate/Pepto-Bismol which interfere with absorption of bile causing temporary lightening effect on stool color.
From subtle changes in skin complexion to unexpected shifts in digestion patterns, recognizing such symptoms early on could prevent serious health issues down-the-line!
Two: Poor Night Vision
Poor night vision means having difficulty seeing clearly at night/dim-lit areas requiring more illumination than usual for adequate visibility/readability purposes. This can occur when there isn't enough vitamin A stored by Li - essential for eyesight adjustment/protection against damage/infections - or beta-carotene not being properly metabolized by Li (normally converted into Vitamin A).
This deficiency may result from impaired Li function caused by various conditions like hepatitis/fatty-liver/therosis among others resulting from inflammation/scarring/blockage etc., preventing proper processing/storage/release/re-absorption cycles involving vital nutrients necessary for optimal eye-health maintenance/regulation processes.
Three: Swollen Right Foot
Swollen right foot refers specifically towards excess fluid accumulation within lower leg region especially around ankle area termed edema caused mainly due inability/removal salt/water build-up via deficient hepatic function responsible controlling circulating blood volume/fluid balance throughout body tissues/organs including joints leading stiffness/painful sensations thereof if left unchecked/unresolved over time potentially developing into chronic diseases like hypertension/cardiovascular/liver-failure complications requiring medical attention/intervention immediately upon observation/suspicion thereof!
White growths on eyelids called xanthelasma indicating high cholesterol/hypothyroidism/liver disorder primary biliary curosis causing scarring/bile-duct inflammation impairing cholesterol breakdown process increasing risk heart-disease/stroke;
Pressure/discomfort under right ribs signifying inflamed/enlarged livers obstructed by gallstones/tumors preventing normal bile-flow inducing bilary colic sudden/severe abdominal pain usually beneath rib cage-right side;
Purple/red spots referred spider angomas small dilated blood vessels appearing mostly legs/ankles/feet suggesting hormonal imbalances/high blood pressure/liver disorders;
Crack heels indicative vitamin B3/Omega-3 fatty acid deficiencies important maintaining healthy skin/preventing inflammation but require sufficient amounts absorbed digested optimally processed/metabolized released reabsorbed efficiently via intact hepatic functions otherwise manifesting dry/flaky fissures feet susceptible infection/pain bleeding episodes;
Itchy skin persistent/severe itching all-over-body/partis possibly allergic reactions/certain drug adverse effects/dehydration/cholestasis pregnancy/autoimmune disorders reducing ability eliminate waste products irritating nerves/skin including rashes/hives/blister formation due accumulated toxic levels unable remove normally via disrupted hepatocellular metabolism/excretion pathways respectively;
Dark urine typically brownish/yellow instead clear/yellow suggestive inadequate filtering capacity allowing increased Bilirubin pigment waste product RBC breakdown accumulate urinary tract also possibly jaundice yellowing whites-of-eyes/skin-condition indicating potential dysfunctionality impacting iron-regulation-inflammation-resistance mechanisms governing bodily homeostasis processes overall requires prompt medical evaluation/diagnosis/treatment interventions before further complications arise irreversibly damaging organ systems involved therein!
Yellowed Skin-Jaundice caused excessive buildup Bilirubin pigment bloodstream eventually accumulating soft-tissues/organs highly visible subcutaneously manifesting outwardly characteristic yellow-skin-color change detectable even without laboratory testing confirming diagnosis underlying conditions threatening life-threatening consequences unless treated promptly/effectively addressing root-causes triggering abnormal metabolic pathophysiological responses compromising multiple physiological parameters simultaneously!
Spider veins/varicose veins leg-region swelling/bulging blue-purple discolorations symptomatic increased venous pressure poor circulation often associated same hepatic dysfunctions mentioned earlier reducing effectiveness regulating cardiovascular dynamics depending severity progression necessitating different treatment options ranging simple lifestyle modifications complex surgical procedures transplants aimed restoring/maintaining optimal circulatory/hepato-biliary functionality improving quality-life outcomes individuals affected thereby combating negative impact debilitating manifestations arising thereof!