Symptoms & Causes of Liver Pain

What Does Liver Pain Feel Like? How does liver pain feel? Let’s start with where the liver is located because liver pain is confused with stomachache or pain, just to its left. Regarding the liver pain location, if you feel pain in the upper abdomen on the right side, this could be a severe sign of liver dysfunction. This pain may also be felt in the back, the right shoulder, the abdomen, or the kidney.

Can You Hear What Your Liver is Saying?  

As one of our body’s largest and hardest-working organs, the LIVER performs more than 500 distinct functions every day. Filtering the blood and detoxing the whole body, nutrient breakdown creating protein and storing vitamins and minerals are only a few liver functions.

It is also considered a gland because, among its many functions, it makes and secretes bile. Our liver works like an experienced conductor, especially when processing the protein, fat and carbohydrates that enter our body with food. But among all these responsibilities, liver is such a resilient organ – not an instant complainer and very easy to ignore. You may have some alarming problems but completely unaware of them until something goes wrong.

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Many Of Us Are Walking Around With A Fatty Liver 

Although your liver is cramming with fat, you usually don’t know about it. Occasionally, vague pain under the right rib arch, fatigue, weakness, gas, swelling, etc. Although there are such signs, most people with fatty liver disease do not show symptoms.

Most of the time, liver problem sneaks silently. And this problem can be the starting point of a journey that can lead to cirrhosis or even liver tumor. For this reason, one should not take the matter lightly by saying, ”nothing will happen to me”…

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You May Not Realize Right Away if Something is Wrong with Your Liver 

Liver disease can be silent for a very long time. As many as half of people who have it don’t have any symptoms at all.   

Even if you don’t have any pain, you shouldn’t be so sure that your liver is doing fine.

If you are:

  • Feeling run down
  • Easily distracted with brain fog
  • Experiencing headaches
  • Having unexplained joint and muscle pain
  • Having itchy skin, swelling in your belly,  red palms, dark spots, fast bruises  
  • Having dark urine, confusion
  • Experiencing sudden weight gain or weight loss,
  • Having yellowing of the eyes or skin.  

Keep in mind that an unhealthy liver can cause: 

  • Weakened immune system  
  • Gallstones, sludge, inflammation  
  • Hormone imbalance + PMS  
  • Poor metabolism
  • Weight gain  
  • Poor concentration  
  • Low energy 
  • Fatigue 
  • Liver failure

What is This Famous Fatty Liver Disease?

Fatty liver disease (steatosis) is a health condition caused by having too much fat build up in your liver. Typically, a healthy liver contains a small amount of fat. If the amount of fat reaches 5% to 10% of your liver’s weight, it becomes a problem.

There are two types of fatty liver disease:

  1. Alcoholic liver disease caused by heavy drinking
  2. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects people who aren’t heavy drinkers

Researchers haven’t found the exact cause of this. Various factors like obesity and diabetes can increase your risk.

Anything Familiar?  

If your answers yes more than a few times, you may need to consider your liver health more seriously. You may experience some signs of liver dysfunction, such as hormonal symptoms, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, or gastrointestinal symptoms. But have never connected that the root cause may be the liver.

Thus, instead of trying to fix each one of these symptoms separately, you can support and love your liver and experience true healing.

If not, it is an excellent opportunity to learn how to avoid all these symptoms permanently! You can make your liver’s job easier and yourself healthier if you nourish and rest right.

The good news: The liver has a remarkable capacity to regenerate!

The liver CAN REGENERATE to an entirely new organ if only 25% of the healthy organ remains! Instead of having to fix each one of these symptoms, you can protect your liver health and support liver regeneration with TheLifeCo.

Cengiz Babacan

MD, General & Abdominal Surgery Specialist

Cengiz Babacan

Dr Babacan, who has been focusing on healthy living and digestive system health since 2011, provides training and consultancy services on healthy digestion, abdominal examination and evaluation, and applied kinesiology and abdominal restoration applications TheLifeCo. He has also worked on check-up, preventive medicine, and health management at the INDOMED Health Control Center throughout his professional life. He continued his studies periodically at the Cleveland Clinic and M.D. Anderson hospitals in the United States. Following the Intermed Medical Center in Turkey. Dr Cengiz Babacan has completed his medical education at Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty at Istanbul University, where he also received his general surgery and abdominal surgery specialization in 1983.

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