What are the symptoms of alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD)?
Do you know the symptoms of alcohol-related liver disease?
What are the symptoms of alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD)? Because there are several different progression stages, alcohol-relatedliver disease (ARLD) can present a number of different symptoms. However, ARLD doesn’t often present any symptoms until the liver is severely damaged.
If they do show, early stage symptoms may include:
- Abdominal pains
- Weight loss
- Yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice)
- Feeling sick
As the damage progresses, later stage liver disease symptoms are more serious and can include the following:
- Vomiting blood or blood in the stool
- Swelling of the abdomen, legs and ankles
- Confusion and drowsiness
- Itchy skin
As disease progression worsens and more inflammation and scar tissue forms in the liver, the liver will eventually begin to fail. Liver failure is a life-threatening condition which can cause serious complications, including increasing pressure in the brain and excessive bleeding in the body.
Learn more about liver disease:
Liver Home Blood Test
Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT) DVLA Blood Test