November 14, 2010
Health Tip: Identify Symptoms of Cirrhosis
Here are typical warning signs
(HealthDay News) -- Cirrhosis, often the result of a viral disease or chronic alcoholism, occurs when liver cells are damaged and cannot fix themselves.
The American Academy of Family Physicians says common symptoms of cirrhosis include:
- Losing weight.
- Loss of appetite.
- Nausea or throwing up blood.
- Feeling fatigued, weak or confused, or having difficulty paying attention.
- Swelling of the abdomen.
- Itchy skin or red palms.
- Menstrual problems.
- Jaundice, a yellowing of the skin.
- Urine that's dark brown.