Liver damage or liver disease is one of those silent ailments that is hard to detect since symptoms usually don’t manifest themselves. The most common ones are nonspecific and if not treated, could further damage your liver and even lead up to liver failure. Here are the top ten common symptoms of liver damage that you need to watch out for.
Jaundice is the yellowing of a person’s skin and eyes. Though it is common and treatable in newborns, it is more damaging in adults since all newborns are screened for jaundice after birth. Adults however may not notice their skin or eyes changing colors before it has become too late. Jaundice develops when there is too much bilirubin in your system. The bilirubin forms when the liver breaks down old red blood cells and when there is a problem with your liver, the bilirubin accumulates and gives your skin the yellow pigment.