Two signs of advanced fatty liver disease that could be mistaken for heat stroke

Fatty liver disease is caused by excess fat in this organ. In the initial stages, it often does not manifest itself and may go unnoticed for a long time.

However, if left untreated, the disease can progress to severe stages. The last, most severe stage of fatty liver disease is known as cirrhosis. In extreme cases, it leads to liver failure, cancer, and even death.

According to a study published in Express, two symptoms of cirrhosis are often mistaken for side effects of heat stroke. We are talking about bouts of fever and chills, as well as feeling unwell in general.

These are both signs of heat stroke, which can occur at extreme temperatures, and cirrhosis. This issue is especially relevant this summer, when many regions were covered by abnormal heat. People think that their poor health is caused by heat and stuffiness, but general weakness and fever can signal serious problems with the liver.

Other symptoms of cirrhosis:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Unreasonable weight loss
  • Pain in the right hypochondrium
  • Red spots on the body
  • Severe itching
  • Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes
  • Tendency to bleed and bruise
  • Hair loss
  • Swelling
  • Bloating.

Sleep problems (insomnia), memory loss, confusion, and difficulty concentrating may occur. These are signs of encephalopathy, which occurs when toxins affect the brain because the liver is unable to remove them from the body.

In later stages of cirrhosis, blood may be seen in vomit or feces.

For comparison, other signs of heat stroke:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Excessive sweating, skin becomes pale and clammy, or rashes when hot
  • Cramps
  • Short breathing or heart rate< /li>
  • Intense thirst.

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