Liver Failure

About- Liver failure also called a hepatic failure or hepatic insufficiency is the loss of liver function to perform its normal activities such as manufacturing bile, and ridding the body of harmful substances, etc.

Symptoms-
 Abdominal Pain
 Blood in the stool
 Diarrhea
 Disorientation or confusion
 Fatigue and tiredness
 Feeling unwell
 Jaundice
 Loss of appetite
 Nausea and Vomiting
 Sleepiness
 Swelling in the abdomen, arms, and legs
 Vomiting blood

Cause-
 Acetaminophen overdose
 Alcoholism
 Autoimmune hepatitis
 Cirrhosis
 Hepatitis A
 Hepatitis B
 Hepatitis E
 Herbal drugs and supplements, including kava, ephedra, skullcap, and pennyroyal
 Liver Cancer
 Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
 Sepsis
 Some medications including antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and anticonvulsants, antidepressants
 Vascular disease such as Budd-Chiari syndrome
 Wilson disease
 
Specialists to Visit-
 Hepatologist
 Gastroenterologist

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References
https://www.webmd.com
https://liverfoundation.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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