Liver problem can result into damaged tissues and it can also affect the way of functioning. Liver is one of the most essential parts of our body. It looks like a football and its weight is approximately 2 or 3 pounds. It helps to regulate a number of functions. It helps in storage of minerals and vitamins. It helps in generation of required blood components by converting food into essential nutrients. It also helps in maintenance of blood clotting and plays a great role in maintaining a perfect hormone balance. Liver also reduces the toxic substances that could otherwise produce dangerous result for our body. Liver makes our immune system strong. It also purifies the blood and in a way regulates the digestive system of our body.
Bile is a thick liquid that flows through your intestine and reaches to liver. It is greenish yellow in color. This liquid greatly helps in regulating the digestive system and we can easily digest our food.
What are Liver problems?
Liver can be damaged by some causes or harmful effects. Causes include genetics problem, deposition of some harmful substances in your liver, drugs or toxic substances. Effects include liver failure, clotting of blood or obstructions.
Types of liver problems
Acute liver failure: It disturbs the liver functions. It is caused mainly because of heavy consumption of drugs and toxic substances. Toxic substances greatly have an adverse effect on your liver. Toxic substances start accumulating in the liver and can even encourage death.
Autoimmune-associated: It disturbs the immune system of the body. Our immune system becomes weak and liver cannot perform its function properly. It can cause nervousness and other serious problems.
Budd-Chiari syndrome: Blood starts clotting and body can suffer from jaundice and abdominal pain. It can be caused by liver injury, Hypercoagulable disorders, cancer and parasitic infection. This problem is very critical and requires immediate action to recover.
Cirrhosis: It greatly disturbs the liver functions. Body becomes weak and does not perform properly. It is usually caused because of chronic hepatitis. There may be a number of reasons for this lever problem. It also affects the digestive system of the body.
Genetic: It can damage your liver or even can result into liver failure. This problem is caused because of Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Hemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease.
Hepatitis: This problem results into chronic and acute liver inflammation. It is caused because of excessive intake of alcohol and drugs. Toxic substances and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can result into hepatitis.
Infection: It can greatly affect your liver and even can stop bile flow. It is caused because of viral hepatitis and parasitic infection.
Liver cancer: This problem can even cause death to the patient. It is caused because of liver tumor. This is very serious problem and requires immediate attention.
Obstruction of bile ducts: Sometimes the bile ducts also get blocked and the blockage can be partial or complete. Bile is a thick liquid that flows through your intestine and liver. In case if bile ducts get blocked then your liver also stops working.