The liver is an important organ in the body. It helps filter and removes compounds from the body, including hormones, such as male hormone and aldosterone, and compounds from outside the body, such as alcohol and other drugs.
The liver gets damaged when it is unable to function effectively.
According to VeryWellHealth, signs that show your liver is damaged include:
1. Bleeding. One of the warning signs of liver failure is bleeding. The liver is a significant player in clotting. It makes almost all of the body's clotting products. If the liver is not functioning as it should, the blood will not be able to clot when required. This can lead to unexplained or too much bleeding.
2. Poor Memory. The liver is a crucial organ due to many reasons. One of its functions is to remove toxins from the blood. If these toxins, such as ammonia, aren't removed, the nervous system can be affected, causing decreased brain function and poor memory.
3. Sudden Change in Weight. Weight loss can result from malnutrition or a lack of appetite. When the liver is not working well, it can make people with liver disease to lose weight.
On the other hand, some people with liver disease can gain weight. Sudden weight gain usually is caused by fluid retention.
4. Red Palms. Red palm is a condition in which the palms of the hands turn red. In some instances, the fingers can also change to red.
This is an indication of many different conditions, such as liver failure. In a study, it was found to happen in 23% of people with liver cirrhosis.
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