Liver disease can impair your liver’s vital functions — like helping your body digest food, store energy, and remove toxins — all of which are essential to your overall health. Liver disease can be inherited or induced by risky lifestyle choices. If left untreated, liver disease can lead to liver failure, a life-threatening condition.
There are many kinds of liver diseases, including:
- Alcoholic liver disease
- Fatty liver disease
- Hemochromatosis (your body absorbs too much iron from food)
- Hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer)
- Liver transplant workup
- Portal hypertension
- Viral hepatitis: A, B, C, and E
Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin or eyes, is a common sign of liver disease. Other signs and symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain and swelling
- Chronic fatigue
- Dark urine color
- Itchy skin
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pale stool color, or bloody or tar-colored stool
- Small, spider-like blood vessels visible in the skin
- Swelling in the legs and ankles
- Tendency to bruise or bleed easi
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