A patient who experiences an inflamed liver will suffer from the following in both the acute and chronic stages: mild localized pain at the center of the right lower side of the abdomen; acute abdominal fullness and difficulty in moving bowels, vomiting, nausea, pain when swallowing; lumps and swelling of ankles and feet, feeling of fullness and pressure in the abdominal area; feeling of pain under the ribs, neck and head, especially at the time of waking. These are just the most common symptoms that a liver can undergo during the course of its inflamed condition.
The inflamed liver symptoms can be worsened by further metabolic disorders or autoimmune disorders of the liver. When the pancreas is inflamed it will cause weight loss, fatigue, frequent urination, and constipation. When the gallbladder malfunctions and the patient’s bile ducts become blocked, there will be an increased risk of serious complications such as gallstones, liver failure and cholestasis. Chronic inflammation of the liver can also contribute to the development of cancer.
Another condition that contributes to liver disease symptoms is cirrhosis. When the bile ducts and the gallbladder become inflamed, they will rupture. As a result, there will be an increase in bilirubin formation and an increase in lipid secretion which will cause serious problems in the liver. The following are some of the conditions that may lead to cirrhosis: alcohol abuse, chronic high blood pressure, dialysis, inflammation of the pancreas, congenital heart disease, viral hepatitis B, fatty liver, and congenital heart disease.
If there is an inflamed liver, or any other complication of liver inflammation, you should be under the care of a liver specialist. The specialist will perform a series of tests to identify the underlying cause. In many cases, patients with inflamed liver symptoms will have an enlarged spleen due to an infection. In most cases, this infection will be treated and the patient will be back to work in a short period. In severe cases, such as cirrhosis, the patient may need to be hospitalized.
One of the most common treatments used for inflamed liver symptoms is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications or NSAIDs. The National Institute of Health and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have warned against the use of aspirin as one of these drugs. They have reported a number of cases where people have died after taking aspirin. These deaths were due to heart attacks, which are caused by the increased pumping action of the heart after taking aspirin. The FDA has also stated that NSAIDs do not work in the long term in people with chronic liver disease and fatty liver disease.
Many patients who have developed symptoms associated with inflamed liver disease and/or fatty liver disease will experience one or more of the following. The symptoms can include abdominal pain, weakness, nausea, vomiting, or an upset stomach. Many of these symptoms are seen in patients who are developing cirrhosis, a disease in which scar tissues begin to form inside the liver. These symptoms can also be seen in patients who are suffering from alcoholic hepatitis.
Patients with alcoholic hepatitis might also exhibit nonalcoholic fatty liver disease symptoms, like abdominal pain and discomfort, usually at night, and jaundice. Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease might also exhibit symptoms like nausea and vomiting, but they might also suffer from jaundice. Some patients might even develop cirrhosis; fortunately, there are many new drugs on the market for this condition now. A doctor may suggest a patient take a course of medications to reverse the damage caused by cirrhosis or might refer the patient to a liver specialist for a liver biopsy.
Another cause of inflamed liver symptoms is bile duct obstruction. This can happen when the bile ducts become blocked due to inflammation. When the liver cells are inflamed, they might try to create a physical barrier, like a thick wall, around themselves. This can prevent the flow of bile, resulting in abdominal pain, vomiting, and other symptoms.