Acute Liver Failure

Acute Liver Failure

It is a condition in which liver suddenly stop to perform their function properly. It developed in few days to week, generally it occurs in people who don’t have any liver disease it is less common than chronic liver diseases. It is also called fulminant hepatic failure


Following are the signs and symptoms of acute liver failureAcute Liver Failure

  •      Nausea
  •      A general sense of feeling unwell
  •      Pain in your upper right abdomen
  •      Yellowing of your skin and eyeballs (jaundice)
  •      Disorientation or confusion


Causes include which destroy or damaged the liver hepatocytes included:

  •      Herbal supplements
  •      Hepatitis and other viruses
  •      Toxins
  •      Acetaminophen overdose
  •      Metabolic disease
  •      Autoimmune disease


Complications of liver failure are life threatening and required immediate attention, complications included:

  •        Bleeding and bleeding disorders
  •        Infections
  •        Excessive fluid in the brain (cerebral edema)
  •        Kidney failure


It is a preventable condition by following certain advices:

  •       Drink alcohol in moderation
  •       Tell your doctor about all your medicines
  •       Follow instructions on medications
  •       Get vaccinated
  •       Avoid contact with other people’s blood and body fluids
  •       Maintain a healthy weight


Following tests can help you to diagnosis the hepatic failure:

  •        Imaging tests
  •        Blood tests
  •        Examination of liver tissue
  •        Liver function test


The aim of treatment is to limit the complications and give the time to liver to heal on its own.

Treatment for acute liver failure may include:

  •        Relieving pressure caused by excess fluid in the brain
  •        Screening for infections
  •       Medications to reverse poisoning
  •        Liver transplant
  •        Preventing severe bleeding
Lifestyle and home remedies

Healthy and better life style is very necessary for your liver health, following instruction will give you a better life with healthy liver function:

  •      Avoid alcohol as much as possible
  •      Eat vegetables
  •      Avoid mushroom as it contains alpha toxin
  •      Avoid certain medications
  •      Drink healthy drinks
  •      Eat healthy fats
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