Any pathological condition that causes damage to the liver, which is one of the most important organs, is categorized as liver disease. Different Lifestyle factors and conditions can lead to liver disease. Autoimmune diseases, viral infections, inherited diseases, long-term corticosteroid therapy, and consumption of toxins can lead to liver diseases that progress day by day, and the complications can be irreversible, causing permanent damage. Liver diseases cause damage to the healthy liver cells, which leads to cell death and inflammation. The liver undergoes a cell repair mechanism to repair the damaged cell, leading to scarring. Due to scarring, scar tissue can form, blocking the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the liver, slowing down the liver’s proper functioning. This last stage of the liver disease complication is known as liver cirrhosis. Liver cirrhosis does not present with any symptoms; however, late-stage liver cirrhosis can be life-threatening.
Having any liver disease is already a challenging condition; however it becomes more challenging in those people that are alcohol addicts, have any other chronic health conditions such as diabetes, long-term hepatitis, have a genetic history of liver cirrhosis and liver diseases, inject drugs using shared needles.
In early stages, the sign and symptoms of liver cirrhosis are not very expressive; however, as the liver cirrhosis worsens, liver functions can decline badly, the symptoms that can appear are:
- Swelling in legs, feet and ankle.
- The buildup of fluid in the abdomen
- Stool with blood
- Itchy skin
- Yellowing of Eyes
- Loss of appetite
- Redness in hands.
Based on signs and symptoms and previous medical history, the doctor at Private clinic London recommends getting a timely diagnosis and treatment to prevent Irreversible complications of liver cirrhosis. Diagnosis of liver cirrhosis can be made by the blood test, laboratory examination, and radiographic examination, including CT scan, MRI and liver ultrasound. Checking the severity of the liver disease, the prognosis of the condition and response to the treatment can be well examined with the liver ultrasound. Ultrasound is one of the most effective and commonly used noninvasive Diagnostic procedures preferred for patients with liver diseases. The innovative technology of the liver ultrasound allows the doctor to check for blood flow in the hepatic veins, any abnormality, and fatty deposition cyst or lesion formation.
Liver ultrasound plays important role in detecting the flow of blood to the hepatic region, margin, and alignment of the liver, thus ensuring early diagnosis and effective treatment. Time is key in curing liver disease because of which Liver ultrasound is of immense importance in patients with liver diseases for timely detection of liver cirrhosis and prevention of complexities. If you or anyone in your circle has liver disease get examination now at Private ultrasound scan London Northway to keep health in optimal state.