According to her, many liver diseases generally do not manifest themselves for a long time: these are viral and autoimmune hepatitis, fatty disease, and others. Such diseases appear only at a late stage, when cirrhosis and fibrosis of the organ are already formed. In addition, people who are at risk, it is better to regularly examine their liver.
Some diseases can be noticed in advance, said gastroenterologist Maria Dyuzheva. For example, with jaundice, the skin turns yellow, and the urine darkens, and the skin begins to itch.
It is not always during such diseases that the liver itself hurts. After all, there are no nerve endings in the organ, but they are in the capsule surrounding it. Pain occurs with inflammation or the appearance of a volumetric formation.
The doctor advised me to regularly take tests for hepatitis B and C. If there are factors that affect the state of the liver, then you should regularly be examined by a doctor. She named the following risks: – being overweight; – alcohol consumption; – the use of drugs affecting the liver.
Previously, the doctor called the symptoms of a lack of vitamin B2 in the body.