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10 Signs & Symptoms of Liver Damage

Kimberly Love

Much like everything one might encounter in this world, the body on the whole, or more specifically, the parts of its sum, are not created equally.

Everyone from medical professionals to your average layman can testify to the importance of the human heart and its function. While on the opposite end of the spectrum, we have the appendix, which is seemingly useless, and cause more harm than good if anything. Your liver, however, is NOT one of those useless parts.

The liver is the body’s largest internal organ at roughly the size of a football and arguably one of the most important. It is located in the upper-right portion of the abdominal cavity, situated below the diaphragm and on top of the intestines, right kidney and stomach.

The best way to think about the liver is as a complicated and complex chemical factory that is open for business 24 hours a day and is heavily involved in almost everything your body processes. What you eat, drink, breath, rub on your skin is all in some way processed by your liver, and that is just some of its many hundreds of functions.

Seeing how it is so important and involved in so much, it isn’t much of a stretch to understand that due to its significance, the liver is also susceptible hundreds of different kinds of diseases can cause serious and even fatal damage.

Knowledge is power, and can often save a life, so here are 10 of the most common signs that a person is suffering from liver damage.

 

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