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What are the Signs of Liver Disease?

Liver disease can encompass many different conditions associated with the liver. It is essential to know the signs of liver disease to prevent further damage to the liver because it helps clear out toxins from the body and manages nutrients. 

The Liver

The second-largest organ in your body, the liver, has multiple functions. The liver absorbs nutrients and produces bile, which helps with the detoxification process after digestion. This vital organ is on the right side of your body, just below the ribcage. 

What is Liver Disease? 

Liver disease is a general term for the different diseases that can affect the liver and its functions. Some conditions that fall under the category of liver disease include several types of hepatitises, liver cancer, and fatty liver disease. 

In the U.S., some liver diseases are becoming increasingly common due to obesity. One of the most common liver diseases is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFD. 

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What are the Signs of Liver Disease? 

Liver disease can have a variety of symptoms. We recommend knowing what the different symptoms of liver disease look like: 

  • Urine that is dark in color
  • Abnormal swelling in the abdominal area
  • Pain on the right side of the abdomen
  • Jaundice on the skin or whites of the eyes 
  • Itchiness
  • Chronic fatigue 
  • Malaise or feeling sick when you are not
  • Sweet or musty breath
  • Swelling of the arms and legs


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How is Liver Disease Treated? 

At Cochise Oncology, we are committed to providing the best possible care for our hepatology patients. Hepatology treats not only the liver but also the pancreas, gall bladder, and bile ducts. 

There are varying treatments for different liver diseases. Treatment may be as simple as a new medication or modifying your lifestyle. Sometimes surgery is involved with the process of managing your specific liver disease. 

On our team, Dr. Vandana Vedula specializes in both gastroenterology and hepatology. Dr. Vedula’s expertise includes diagnosing and treating different types of liver disease. The main goal is to prevent any further damage to the liver from liver disease. 


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