To give you an idea of your liver’s critical roles, here is a partial list of its functions:
Unfortunately, Liver damage does not show any explicit symptoms unless liver has been damaged to a great degree. There may be malaise, body ache, weight loss, anorexia, upper abdominal pain and other non-specific symptoms.
Normal liver is soft and smooth. As the liver damage increases, it tends to becomes hard with irregular surface, progressing from fibrosis to cirrhosis of liver. Functionally what it means is that the liver has failed to cope of with the functions it is supposed to carry out. Liver cirrhosis can also progress to cancers of liver. If the disease is not controlled, the complications of cirrhosis begin to develop. Once someone starts developing the complications, liver is already damaged and the injury has reached the point of no return.
The usual complication that can occur are :