Knowing the symptoms of fatty liver disease is critical because early detection can prevent the disease from progressing to liver scarring and failure. Liver disease doesn’t always show up early, which means many patients may not be aware of it.
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Importantly, research warns that more than one in three adults lives with liver disease, which can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, cancer or type 2 diabetes, MEDIKFORUM reports. RU. This disease, known as fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, can be caused by obesity, high blood sugar and high blood fat levels, often associated with poor lifestyle choices.
A hepatologist shared five warning signs of fatty liver disease that can be seen on the skin.
“Although non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) does not usually appear in the early stages, symptoms can occur when the liver begins to deteriorate,” the hepatologist explained. Alla Yuzhnova.
Yuzhnova recommended paying attention to the following warning signs:
- Yellow skin and yellow eyes.
- Red skin.
- Small vascular networks.
- Rosacea (a skin disease characterized by erythema (redness) and the presence of papulopustular elements (nodules)).
- Waxy appearance.
These symptoms occur when liver function begins to deteriorate, indicating the body is trying to get rid of waste.
“Jaundice, in which the skin and eyes turn yellow, occurs due to increased levels of bilirubin in the body,” she explained.