What Are the Early Signs of Liver Problems?

The efficient functioning of our bodies depends on the health of our livers. Here,  Dr Gaurav Gupta advises leading a healthy lifestyle & being aware of any early indicators of a liver condition that can be treated.

Gaurav Gupta Created on 16th Oct, 21

The liver is the body's largest internal organ, weighing nearly 1.5 kg and performing over 200 tasks. The majority of individuals are unaware of how important it is to their overall health. The liver performs many important tasks, including:

  • Blood purification
  • Produces bile to control the metabolism 
  • Detoxifies
  • Provides defence against parasites 
  • Stores glycogen and changes it into energy, stores fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, and synthesis protein 
  • Produces cholesterol which is essential since it is the source of our steroid hormones. It governs our nerve function, brain function, and hormone transportation.

Liver health is vital for the proper functioning of our bodies. Dr. Gaurav Gupta, a liver transplant surgeon in Mumbai, recommends a healthy lifestyle and being aware of any early signs of a liver problem that can be tackled in the initial stage.


How do toxins enter our bodies?

Here are a few things that could add to our toxic load:

  • Processed and non-organic food
  • Unsafe drinking water
  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Stress
  • Air pollution
  • Prescription and over-the-counter drugs
  • Cosmetic products
  • Cleaning products for the home
  • Non-stick pans
  • Plastics


The kidneys, lungs, skin, digestive tract, and liver are all detoxifying organs and can remove harmful toxins from our bodies. The difficulty arises when the load exceeds its capacity. It is when we start to feel the effects of toxicity.


Sometimes they cause irreparable damage to the liver leading to liver failure. The best solution for this is a liver transplant in Mumbai. For details, visit a liver specialist.


What are the first symptoms of liver disease?

signs of liver damage

Here are some of the most prevalent signs and symptoms of poor liver function and detoxification:


Hormonal Imbalance

  • Acute menopausal symptoms
  • Intolerance to hormone replacement therapy
  • Overproduction of estrogen
  • PMS
  • Mood swings

Immune dysfunction

  • Chronic tiredness
  • Skin rashes and allergies
  • Sensitivity to chemicals
  • Frequent sickness

Blood sugar problems

  • Type2 diabetes
  • Sugar cravings
  • Low energy
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Getting up in the middle of the night

Digestive issues

  • Caffeine and alcohol sensitivity
  • Fat intolerance
  • Constipation and bloating
  • Acid reflux
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Gallbladder stones

Nervous system

  • Frequent headaches
  • Depression
  • Foggy brain
  • Irritability and anger

Abnormal fat metabolism

  • High levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and low levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
  • Obesity
  • Fatty liver
  • High levels of triglycerides

Cirrhosis which is permanent scarring of the liver, and the rise in liver disease are topics that we regularly hear about. With the correct blood work and tests for indicators, we can detect liver disease. The problem is that by the time these tests are suggested, a lot of liver damage has already occurred. 


How frequently do you hear about the common symptoms of liver fatigue, which a toxic or stressful lifestyle can cause? Well, we can rejuvenate the liver by cleansing the body, providing it with the correct dietary supplies, and avoiding harmful environmental pollutants


You can restore the functions of your liver to total health. Foods and herbs that help liver regeneration and detoxification can be utilized to significantly improve the symptoms of a slowdown liver and provide long-term healing benefits.


It is essential to be aware in order to prevent damage before it occurs. It is highly recommended to seek medical help if you suffer from any of the above symptoms.


Fortunately, there are treatments and procedures available to manage this issue. In case of liver failure, you can contact Dr. Gaurav Gupta for one of the best liver transplant in Mumbai.



Relevant Questions

Q. My wife has issue with abdomen pain & according to Dr the lever is fatty We have done USG of upper & lower abdomen & it shows bit enlargement of lever What shall we do next

If on USG liver is fatty, the Patient should undergo some more blood tests to find the cause and degree of fatty liver. We should also check whether this fatty liver is causing hepatitis or not. Treatment will depend upon finding of these tests. I will suggest you to consult a liver specialist and then further treatment can be started.

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Q. What can potentially cause damage liver?

The 3 main causes of liver damage are: Obesity, undiagnosed hepatitis infection and alcohol misuse. There are some other factors that lead to liver damage. That is,

  • Too Much Vitamin A From Supplements
  • Excess intake of Soft Drinks
  • Too much sugar
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Q. I have fever and is also experiencing fatigue. i got my blood tests done and the reports showed raised LFTs, but everything else is fine. there is no cough or shortness of breath, is this something to worry about? What is the cause?

Raised LFT can be due to various reasons. Different values in LFT signify different problems. Plus clinical examination will be helpful. You should see a doctor consultation along with a detailed check-up.

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Q. Hello, I'm a 49-year-old male whose platelet count has dropped to 27000 in the last several months. Gastroenterologists use sonography and endoscopy to detect compensated liver cirrhosis. I'm curious about the long-term effects and what kind of diet I should follow. Thanks

If your doctor has told you that you have compensated cirrhosis, this means you are in the early stages of the disease. The cause of cirrhosis in such patients must be thoroughly investigated. These individuals must also be monitored by liver experts on a frequent basis in order to diagnose and treat issues when they emerge. These individuals must also adhere to a rigorous liver-related diet. Diets are usually changed and tailored to the specific needs of each patient. I hope this answers your question, and please contact me if you have any other questions!

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Q. My brother is hospitalized in Nair hospital since last 15days because of alcoholic liver infection, not getting improvement .. So i want to consult with you.

If a patient has alcohol-related liver injury generally treatment depends upon the degree of liver injury. some of the patients will recover after alcohol-related liver injury but in case of severe alcoholic hepatitis, liver transplant may be needed. 

If you want to know more, you can refer the article on Alcohol Liver Disease.

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