Al-Marsad newspaper: The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body, due to its role in fighting infection, converting food into energy and helping the body get rid of waste products.
However, there are a number of factors that cause liver problems and prevent it from performing its functions ideally, including virus infections, infections, alcohol abuse and obesity, and there are a number of symptoms that indicate problems in this important organ.
The “mayoclinic” website has mentioned some of the symptoms that are considered a warning sign of liver problems, including: yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) nausea or vomiting loss of appetite bruising easily.
As for the reasons,
1. Infection: Parasites and viruses can infect the liver, causing inflammation that impairs liver function. Viruses that cause liver damage can be spread through contaminated blood, food or water, or close contact with an infected person. The most common type of liver infection is hepatitis hepatitis viruses, including: hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus.
2 Immune system diseases: Diseases in which the immune system attacks certain parts of the body (autoimmune) can affect the liver, including: Autoimmune hepatitis Primary biliary cirrhosis Primary sclerosing cholangitis.
3. Genetics: Inheriting a gene from one or both of your parents can cause different substances to build up in the liver. What leads to liver damage, including: Hemochromatosis Wilson’s disease Antitrypsin deficiency – alpha 1.4. Cancer: liver cancer, bile duct cancer, liver adenocarcinoma. Other common causes of liver disease include: Chronic alcoholism Fat buildup in the liver (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease).
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Risk Factors Factors that may increase your risk of liver disease include: Excessive alcohol use Obesity Type 2 diabetes Injecting drugs with shared needles Blood transfusions Harmful and unsafe sex Exposure to certain chemicals or toxins A history of liver disease familiar.