Signs Of Liver Failure – Very early signs can be confused with other health issues and can be difficult to diagnose, but they are worth getting checked out by your GP.
Dr Thornber said: “Some of the early symptoms include abdominal pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, diarrhoea and generally feeling unwell.”
As the liver becomes more severely damaged sufferers of alcohol related liver disease will start to have yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice), swelling in the legs, ankles and feet due to a build-up of fluid (oedema), and swelling in the abdomen due to a build-uo of fluid known as ascites.
7 Unexpected Signs Of Liver Failure
A high temperature (fever) and shivering attacks can also develop. Dr Thornier added: “They can also experience very itchy skin, hair loss, significant weight loss, weakness and muscle wasting, confusion and memory problems, trouble sleeping (insomnia) and changes in personality due to a build-up of toxins in the brain.
“Other signs can include vomiting blood and black tarry stools due to internal bleeding, and a tendency to bleed and bruise more easily, such as frequent nosebleeds and bleeding gums and increased sensitivity to alcohol and drugs (because the liver can’t process them).”
To shed light on Wilson disease, liver specialist Professor Dr Aftab Ala, from the University of Surrey UK in association with the Welfare Organisation for Wilson Disease (WOWD), visited Pakistan with an aim to elucidate the disease for people through his 15-year research.
In an exclusive interview with The Express Tribune, Dr Ala said that Wilson disease is a rare disorder – a genetic defect – that can affect both the liver and the central nervous system.
When all required tests are taken for a noticeable change in someone’s behaviour or personality or you have an unexplained chronic liver pain or neurological alterations, and you are unable to explain the cause of it, you might want to think about the Wilson disease, which is a very rare phenomenon and needs awareness.