Alcoholic Liver Disease symptoms
Alcoholic Liver Disease

  • Ascites is when fluid fills the space between the lining of the abdomen and the organs. It usually occurs when the liver stops working properly, causing abdominal bloating and pain, and nausea.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Jaundice occurs when your skin, mucous membranes or eyes take on a yellow color due to the buildup of bilirubin in your system. Bilirubin is produced when your body breaks down red blood cells. Normally, the liver processes bilirubin and then your...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Jaundice is yellowing of the skin and eyes and can indicate a serious problem with liver, gallbladder, or pancreas function.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The hepatitis E virus is spread most often by contaminated drinking water. It is different from the hep-A virus but the symptoms are similar. Most cases clear up on their own after a few weeks. In other cases, the virus may cause liver failure.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Fatigue is a term used to to describe the general overall feeling of tiredness and/or a lack of energy. Other words that are sometimes used in place of fatigue include exhaustion, weariness, and lethargy. According to the National Institutes of He...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a sign that there is a problem in your digestive tract. Your digestive tract consists of the following organs: esophagus stomach small intestine large intestine or colon rectum anus GI bleeding can occur in any on...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue (tiredness). A person experiencing weakness may not be able to move that part of their body properly or they may experience tremors (uncontrollable movement or twitches) in the area of weakness. Some people ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Urine is produced in the kidneys, which are important organs for the health of our body. When we take fluid in, it passes from our digestive system into our circulatory system and is filtered through the kidneys.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Dark urine is urine that is a deeper (usually brown, deep yellow or maroon) color rather than the usual straw to yellow color. Urine looks dark. Urine is produced in the kidneys, which are important organs for the health of our body. When we take ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Being tired is the familiar aftermath of physical exertion, prolonged labor or lack of sleep. When does being tired become a symptom of a condition? Fatigue, malaise, lassitude, exhaustion are all subtle variations of the same subjective feelings of not having enough energy to meet the demands of one's life.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Feeling lightheaded is a sensation that may precede syncope or fainting. It is usually experienced when in an upright position (standing or sitting). If
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Lightheadedness is feeling as if you might faint. Your body may feel heavy while your head feels as if it is not getting enough blood.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Vomiting blood (hematemesis) is the regurgitation of stomach contents mixed with blood, or the regurgitation of blood only. Vomiting blood sounds jarring, but in some cases, it may be triggered by minor causes such as swallowing blood from a mouth...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A swollen abdomen occurs when your stomach area is larger than normal. This is sometimes called a distended abdomen or swollen belly. A swollen abdomen has a number of potential causes, and it is a common occurrence.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Yellow eyes is a manifestation of jaundice which is caused by excess bilirubin in the blood stream. Bilirubin is a byproduct of red blood cells, normally broken down in the liver when they become a waste products.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Yellow eyes refers to the condition of the whites of the eyes having a yellowish color. Scleral jaundice, yellow eyes, yellow sclera. Yellow eyes is a manifestation of jaundice which is caused by excess bilirubin in the blood stream. Bilirubin is ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Normal stools can vary in shades of brown, mostly due to diet. Pale or clay-colored stools are not normal. If your stools are pale or clay-colored, you may have a problem with the drainage of your biliary system, which is comprised of your gallbla...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Breast enlargement in men is called gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can occur during early childhood or puberty. Older men can also suffer from gynecomastia due to hormonal changes or medication side effects. Breast swelling can also result from abnorm...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The color of vomited blood varies depending on the amount of time the blood has been in the gastrointestinal system. If there is a delay in vomiting, blood will appear dark red, brown or black and precipitated blood clots produce the appearance of coffee ground like material.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Coffee ground vomitus is vomit that looks like, and has the consistency of coffee grounds. It is usually the result of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The upper GI tract is made up of the stomach, mouth, throat, esophagus, and the beginning ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The term fever describes a body temperature that is higher than normal. According to the Mayo Clinic, normal body temperature is typically 37 degrees C, or 98.6 degrees F, though this can vary. A short-term increase in body temperature can help th...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sweet's syndrome is also called acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. Its primary symptoms are skin lesions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Motion sickness is a sensation of wooziness that usually occurs when someone is traveling by car, boat, plane, or train. It can cause an upset stomach, nausea, cold sweats, dizziness, and headache.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Each trimester is marked by a baby's growth and by body changes in the mother.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Vomiting is a forceful discharge of stomach contents. Vomiting can be a one-time event linked to something that doesn't settle right in the stomach. Recurrent vomiting may be attributed to numerous underlying medical conditions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abdominal pain occurs between the chest and pelvic regions and can be cramp-like, achy, dull, or sharp. Inflammation or diseases in intestines, kidneys, appendix, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas may cause abdominal pain. Viral or...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Confusion is a symptom that makes you feel as if you cannot think clearly. You might feel disoriented and have a hard time focusing or making decisions. Confusion is also referred to as disorientation or delirium. If you or someone you care about ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Itchy skin, also known as pruritus, is an irritating sensation creating the desire to scratch to relieve the feeling. Possible causes for itchiness range from internal illnesses, such as kidney or liver disease, to skin rashes, allergies, and derm...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dermatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the skin, most commonly evidenced by an itchy pink or red rash.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Eye burning accompanied by discharge and/or itching is usually a sign of infection, and should be looked at by a doctor immediately. It can also be a sign of a foreign body in the eye or an injury to the eye.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Anorexia is the abnormal loss of appetite for food. It can be a symptom of diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and some neurological conditions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a condition that occurs when saliva glands in the mouth don't work properly, causing a parched feeling in the mouth. Some possible causes are dehydration, pain relievers, stress, appetite suppressants, autoimmune diso...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a condition that occurs when saliva glands in the mouth don't work properly, causing a parched feeling in the mouth. Some possible causes are dehydration, pain relievers, stress, appetite suppressants, autoimmune diso...
    Source:HLCMS
  • It is normal to have periods of low energy when one needs to rest and recuperate. However, if low energy persists and a person continually feels sluggish, disinterested in life, and has low energy, the situation should be investigated by a physician.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Lethargy is a state of generalized fatigue or sluggishness, sometimes with decreased alertness. Lethargic. It is normal to have periods of low energy when one needs to rest and recuperate. However, if low energy persists and a person continually f...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Fainting is when you lose consciousness for a short time because your brain is not getting enough oxygen. The medical term for fainting is syncope, but it is commonly known as "passing out." A fainting spell generally lasts from a few seconds to a...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Agitation is a feeling of aggravation or restlessness brought on by provocation or a medical condition. It is normal for people to feel agitated from time to time. It is often a direct result of everyday stresses caused by work or school. However,...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Point tenderness in your abdomen is pain that occurs when your abdomen is pressed in a specific area. It is also known as abdominal tenderness. Point tenderness is often a sign that something is wrong with one or more organs in the area being pres...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An arrhythmia occurs when electrical impulses, which direct and regulate heartbeats, don't function properly. Heart arrhythmias are common and usually harmless.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) is a change in the heart's beating pattern. There are many different types with different causes and effects. Possible symptoms are feeling faint, chest pain, and sweating.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your body needs water to function properly. For example, water helps to regulate your body temperature, lubricate your joints, and remove waste from your body. Adequate daily water intake (several glasses) is very important. Furthermore, it is nor...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bloody or tarry stools refer to a stool sample that is either dark red or black in color. Bloody or tarry stools can indicate bleeding or other injuries in the gastrointestinal tract. Dark, discolored bowel movements can occur after eating dark-co...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Paleness, also known as pale complexion or pallor, is an unusual lightness of skin color when compared with your normal hue. Paleness is caused by reduced blood flow or a decreased number of red blood cells. Paleness can be generalized (all over) ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The heart rate, usually measured by checking the arterial pulse or sounds counting the times of the heart beat, is considered one of the vital signs. Vital signs – body temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure provide information about the state of health of a person and, if abnormal, offer clues to problems.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Unintentional weight gain occurs when you put on weight without increasing your consumption of food or liquid. It is often caused by: fluid retention abnormal growths constipation pregnancy Unintentional weight gain can be periodic, continuous, o...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Cyanosis is condition in which a person develops a bluish tint to the skin, fingernails, and fingertips. It's caused by not having enough oxygen in your blood and can occur suddenly or over time due to chronic illness.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hyperpigmentation is a condition that causes the skin to darken. It can occur in small patches or cover large areas of the body.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The ability to concentrate is a function of mental status and cognition. Impairment of the ability to concentrate can be a problem of neurologic or psychiatric origin or a combination of behavior and mentation.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Unable to concentrate is the inability to maintain attention and focus on a task or being easily distracted.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Stools are produced in the intestines and are the end product of the digestive system. When we consume food, it passes from our stomach into our intestines.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Aversion to food and drink can be a temporary response to a benign illness, as with the common cold, or a response to a complex interaction of physical, mental and behavioral issues. While it is normal to experience a loss of appetite with certain conditions, when aversion to food and drink results in significant weight loss and nutritional deficits, it is important to seek medical advice.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperature. A compounding factor can be dehydration (lack of fluids.
    Source:Healthline
  • The body is hotter than normal body temperature when touched. Feverish, feel hot, feeling hot, feels hot and feverish, hot to touch Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperatu...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The heart rate, usually measured by checking the arterial pulse or sounds counting the times of the heart beat, is considered one of the vital signs. Vital signs – body temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure provide information about the state of health of a person and, if abnormal,offer clues to problems.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
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