Liver Diseases Specialist in Ahmedabad
Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.
Dr. Jinesh Shah is a specialist of liver-related disease. Liver disease can be inherited (genetic) or caused by a variety of factors that damage the liver, such as viruses and alcohol use. Obesity is also associated with liver damage.
Over time, damage to the liver results in scarring (cirrhosis), which can lead to liver failure, a life-threatening condition.
Liver Diseases Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of liver disease include:
Skin and eyes that appear yellowish (jaundice)
Abdominal pain and swelling
Swelling in the legs and ankles
Dark urine color
Pale stool color, or bloody or tar-colored stool
Nausea or vomiting
Loss of appetite
Tendency to bruise easily
There are many kinds of liver diseases:
Diseases caused by viruses, such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C
Diseases caused by drugs, poisons, or too much alcohol. Examples include fatty liver disease and cirrhosis.
Inherited diseases, such as hemochromatosis and Wilson disease
Symptoms of liver disease can vary, but they often include swelling of the abdomen and legs, bruising easily, changes in the color of your stool and urine, and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Tests such as imaging tests and liver function tests can check for liver damage and help to diagnose liver diseases.