Knowing the Signs of a Liver Disorder
By Heart & Sleep Clinics of America
February 17, 2022
Category: Health
Tags: Liver Disorder  

Liver disorders can result from a variety of different sources, ranging from genetics, lifestyle, and other deteriorative conditions. Unattended and untreated, liver failure can become more likely, a condition that can often only be treated through transplant. But for the most part, liver-related disorders can be managed and often prevented with early treatment and positive lifestyle changes. If you are interested in preventing possible liver disorders, especially if they run in your family, you can turn to your Arlington, TX, health professionals for help. Contact with Dr. Atif Sohail of Heart & Sleep Clinics of America to learn about all the ways their experts can help.

Liver Disease

Your liver is encharged with a key role as part of your digestive system in separating nutrients and waste. Your liver can become damaged and affect the natural function of your whole body, and it's this condition that's typically labeled a liver disorder or disease, as the specific cause can vary.

Liver disease can scar the liver, creating scar tissue, and more of it replaces your healthy tissue it can affect the efficacy and health of your liver, possibly leading to liver failure or liver cancer.

Know the Signs

It can sometimes be difficult to notice the earliest symptoms, so the following are typically a cause for concern and a reason to see your doctor.

Jaundice is the most common sign that your liver is not working as it should, it manifests with yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes. This happens because your liver is unable to properly process a substance called bilirubin.

Other signs to look for include abdominal pain, specifically at the spot where your liver is located, bruising easily, changes to the color of your urine or stool, and swelling of arms and legs, among others.

Treatment for Liver Disorders in Arlington, TX

Positive lifestyle changes can be the most beneficial way to prevent liver disorders and to improve your overall health.

Your local Arlington, TX, dietitians can provide nutrition counseling, either in person or through telehealth technology, to help you improve your diet.

Through body composition and biometric analysis, they can create a plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

An important benefit they provide is what is called grocery store tours, which can help you learn to read and understand food labels, to learn about alternatives to foods, healthy snacks, and can even help you pick out healthy ingredients for your favorite recipes.

For help lessening your chances of developing liver disorders and to improve your overall health schedule a consultation today in Arlington, TX, with Dr. Sohail of Heart & Sleep Clinics of America by dialing (817) 419-7220.