Liver Disorder Management

In the human body liver is the largest organ. Some of its main functions include:

  • Metabolizing the nutrients which have been absorbed by intestine.
  • Storage of nutrients and also producing nutrients.
  • Storage of nutrients and also producing nutrients.

The liver comes in close contact with a different harmful substance. From severe disease, it is protected in two ways. First, it gets to regenerate or repair the injured tissues on its own. Secondly liver has a different cell unit that performs the same tasks. So if one fails to perform until the damage is repaired other cells can perform it.

Symptoms of liver disease

  • Weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin discoloration
  • Swelling and abdominal pain
  • The pale color of stool, blood in stool
  • Appetite loss
  • Itching in skin

When you should see a doctor?

Get your appointment fixed with a doctor if the symptoms are consistent for a long time. Immediate medical attention is required if you have severe abdominal pain and can’t even standstill.

When the diagnosis is required?

Specialists will diagnose hepatitis by blood test and ask few questions like:

  • Consumption of drugs
  • Recently consumed polluted water’s shellfish
  • Been to a country where hepatitis is common among people
  • Taken some particular medicine in previous few months

Diagnosis of cirrhosis is done based on your medical history and the results of the blood test. For confirming the diagnosis liver biopsy can also be conducted.

How the diagnosis of liver disorder is done?

  • CBC test: Patients having end-stage liver disease might have suppression of bone marrow. CBC tests confirm red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells.
  • Lipase for checking inflammation in the pancreas.
  • CT Scan
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound: Sound wave imaging helps examine bile ducts and gallbladder
  • Liver Biopsy: For confirming the liver disease-specific diagnosis.

Preventive measures

  • No excessive consumption of alcohol.
  • Get yourself hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccinated.
  • Take medicines by asking a doctor.
  • Do not come in contact with other people’s blood
  • Maintain healthy eating habits