these 4 symptoms that should alert you

Filtering blood, producing bile, eliminating toxins… A vital organ, the liver performs more than 500 functions in the body. But in case of excess (fat, alcohol…) it can poorly fulfill its role. Here are the 4 physical symptoms of a sick or tired liver that should alert you.

yellow eyes

When the eyes and skin turn yellow (jaundice), it can be a sign of liver disease. Such discoloration of the fundus may be due to an accumulation of bilirubin, a pigment resulting from the breakdown of red blood cells that is normally broken down by the liver.

Itches

A damaged liver can also lead to itching sensations all over the body. This symptom, called cutaneous prutitis, may indicate a retention of bile under the skin, a fluid secreted by the liver that, when all is well, must flow into the digestive tract.

Swellings

If this organ is in poor health, it may be unable to make albumin, a protein that prevents the escape of water in the blood to the tissues, and this results in swelling of the even legs (edema) or abdomen.

Persistent fatigue

A diseased liver is also synonymous with intense and persistent fatigue. If you are unable to recover and suffer from a large drop in morale despite a long period of rest, it may be a sign of more or less serious liver disease.

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