Fatty liver disease symptoms include tachycardia in later stages

Other later stage signs of cirrhosis include:

  • Intensely itchy skin
  • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes and the skin (jaundice)
  • White nails
  • Ends of fingers become wider/thicker (clubbed fingers)
  • Swelling of the legs, ankles, feet (oedema)
  • Swelling of the abdomen (ascites)
  • Dark urine
  • Forgetfulness, memory loss, confusion and drowsiness
  • Trembling hands
  • Staggering gait when walking; tendency to fall.

Early stage symptoms include:

  • Generally feeling unwell and tired all the time
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of weight and muscle wasting
  • Feeling sick (nausea) and vomiting
  • Tenderness/pain in the liver area
  • Spider-like small blood capillaries on the skin above waist level (spider angiomas)
  • Blotchy red palms
  • Disturbed sleep patterns.

The trust also lists some “red flag” symptoms.

“If you have any of the following symptoms you must see a doctor straight away, especially if you have recently been diagnosed with cirrhosis,” it says.

This story originally Appeared on Express.co.uk


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