What are the common causes of liver cancer?
- Hepatitis B & C
- Alcohol-related liver disease
- Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver sickness & Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis
- Autoimmune Hepatitis
- Metabolic sicknesses such as Hemochromatosis, Wilson Sickness and Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Liver failure is a life-threatening situation that calls for hospitalization. Many people do not have any liver damage symptoms until critical liver troubles have already evolved slowly and silently.
As liver cancer progresses, signs can appear that make it obvious that the liver is not healthy and the following symptoms may be observed:
- Fluid building up and painful swelling of the legs (oedema) and abdomen
- Bruising and bleeding
- Enlarged veins
- Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)
- Stone-like debris in gallbladder and bile duct (gallstones)
Chronic liver failure shows that the liver has been failing gradually, possibly for years. If the liver is failing, a liver transplant may be required. Be assured that success won’t come in one day, but will have to be worked on step by step.