Liver is the largest organ in body and it plays an essential role in turning food into energy, and removing poisons from the blood. It metabolizes nutrients that are absorbed by intestine, store nutrients, produce protein, detoxify blood, alcohol and potentially harmful chemicals from the blood stream and treating them chemically so, they can be excreted by digestive or urinary system.
Liver disorders are a collection of conditions, disease, and infections that affect the cells, structures, and tissues of the liver, causing liver damage or stops liver functioning altogether.
Types of Liver Disorder
- Cirrhorsis of liver
- Liver tumours and liver abscess
Symptoms of Liver Disorders
In Hepatitis tiredness, fever, sickness, loss of appetite, and pain (usually under the ribs on the right side of the abdomen), jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes.). In some cases of hepatitis, viral particles may linger in the body producing a chronic infection that lasts for years. This can be lead to liver cirrhosis and or liver cancer.
Symptoms of cirrhosis are:
- Abdominal pain
- General fatigue
- Intestinal bleeding
- Loss of interest in sex
- Nausea and vomiting
- Small red, spider-like blood vessels under the skin or easy bruising
- Swelling in the abdomen and legs caused by fluid accumulation
- Weight loss