Liver is one of the most important organs of our body. A healthy liver is a prerequisite for a healthy living. But many people suffer from different sorts of liver diseases. But the tragedy is that, in most cases the patient can not recognize that he is suffering from liver disease. Often the disease is discovered in an incurable stage. So, it is very important to know the basic symptoms of liver disease. If you know the symptoms beforehand, you can recognize the disease quickly and then have a better treatment.
Here are some of the basic symptoms of liver disease:
Firstly, you will see the discoloration of the skin of the patient. You will find the eyes and the skin have got a yellowish shade. The color of the urine becomes dark yellow. This disease is known as jaundice. Though we consider often it as a disease, it is just a symptom of other liver diseases than being a disease itself.
Secondly, you will have to check the diet of the patient diet. Keep a chart of this and compare it with the previous diet. If you find that the patient is loosing his appetite and weight at the same time, this is an indication of liver disease. As a result of such loss of appetite the person may have nausea or he may become very week.
Thirdly, you will have to check the stool of the patient. If you find that it has lost its color and has become light colored then you can consider it as a sign of liver dysfunction. There can also be problems of irregular or irritable bowel.
Fourthly, you will have to check the abdomen area. It will look swollen. In most cases this will take place under the lower ribs at the right side of eh abdomen. As a result the person may suffer from painful breathing as it may create a heavy pressure on diaphragm.
Fifthly, you will have to check the nails of the person. You will find whitish ad curved look if that person has liver disorder.
Sixthly, you will have to see if the patient is suffering from spasms, dizziness, depression, irritability, headaches etc. These are very common in case of liver dysfunction.