ATTENTION. Signs that your husband is asking for help
Let’s start with the first sign, jaundice
This is when your skin and the whites of your eyes take on a yellowish tint. This is caused by a build-up of a yellow-orange substance called bilirubin, which is formed when our bodies break down old blood cells. Normally, the liver removes bilirubin from the blood through a filtration process, but if the liver is not working properly, bilirubin can build up in the blood and leak into the skin, causing a yellowish tint.
2. Abdominal pain
This pain is usually felt in the upper right part of the abdomen, where the liver is located. It can range from sharp and can be constant or intermittent pain.
This symptom can appear on the abdomen, legs or ankles. When the liver doesn’t filter the blood efficiently, fluid can build up in the tissues, causing swelling. This symptom should never be ignored as it can be an indicator of advanced liver disease.
4. Unexplained weight loss
If you’re losing weight without diet or exercise, this can be a cause for concern. The liver plays a key role in metabolism and absorption of nutrients from food. If it is damaged, this process can be disrupted, leading to weight loss.
5. General fatigue
While we all feel tired from time to time, constant and unexplained fatigue is something else entirely. This is a deep exhaustion that does not go away even with rest. If your liver is damaged, it has to work harder to perform its functions, which can leave you exhausted.
6. Change in urine color
Urine color can be a clear sign of liver damage. When the liver isn’t working properly, it can’t filter out bilirubin, a yellow substance produced by red blood cells when they break down. This can cause the urine to darken to an amber color. A persistent change in the color of urine for no apparent reason, such as certain foods or medications, may be a reason to consult a specialist.
7. Nausea and vomiting
These symptoms can occur because a damaged liver can cause toxins to build up in the blood, which in turn can affect the brain and cause nausea and, in some cases, vomiting. Although these symptoms can be related to various conditions, they should never be ignored, especially if they are persistent.