Fatty Liver Disease: 6 Symptoms You Need to Know

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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3. Urine Color

Liver problems can also often lead to changes in the color of one’s urine or stool. Urine that is excessively dark can be a sign of liver problems as well as many other issues[3]. Likewise, blockage of the bile can lead to unusually light or clay colored stools, which may have an unusually foul odor. These sorts of changes should be checked out by a medical professional immediately.

4. Other Skin Changes

While jaundice is the most noticeably skin-related symptom of fatty liver disease, other skin changes can also indicate this problem[4].

If you notice patchiness and discoloration, especially in areas such as the neck or underneath the arms, this could indicate a problem.

Other issues could include broken, visible blood vessels on the face as well as on the shoulders, chest, and back. Other signs include whiteness and other abnormalities of the nail beds and excessively red palms.

5. Abdominal Pain

Pain in the center or upper right of the abdomen can indicate a major issue, including abdominal bleeding, and should be examined immediately.

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If you find yourself experiencing this kind of abdominal pain in addition to vomiting tinged with blood or notice blood in your stools, seek help[5].

6. Engorged Abdomen

An unusually engorged abdomen that is very tight to the touch and that pushes out the belly button can indicate fatty liver disease.

This condition, known as ascites, occurs due to water retention in the abdomen, and can indicate severe liver disease[6].

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