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Nails change and swollen fingers are a dangerous sign of poor liver health



A report published in the Journal of Research in Pharmacy confirms, in which it reveals that nail change may be a dangerous indicator of a deterioration in the health of the liver, referring to that it may be a symptom of fatty liver disease, which is divided into two categories, the first alcoholic and the second non-alcoholic. The cause of the first injury is the result of excessive alcohol consumption, while the latter is a result of obesity and an unhealthy diet, according to what was reported on the Medical Express website.


The report explained that the majority of non-alcoholic fatty liver patients did not show symptoms at first, symptoms may only appear when non-alcoholic fatty liver disease causes cirrhosis or scarring of the liver caused by long-term damage, and when liver function begins to deteriorate, it can cause Cirrhosis has a large number of troubling changes.


The report indicated that one of the visible warning signs of this advanced stage is nail changes, as they take the form of clubbing of the fingers, which is usually characterized by enlarged fingertips and a downward slope of the nails.


Other warning signs of late-stage non-alcoholic fatty liver disease include:

 

1. Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin)


2 ascites (fluid in the abdominal cavity)


3. An enlarged spleen (splenomegaly).


According to the NHS, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is often diagnosed after a blood test called a liver function test produces an abnormal result and other liver conditions, such as hepatitis, are ruled out. Fat inside the liver.


The report emphasized that weight gain and obesity are among the most important symptoms of fatty liver disease, as cells do not absorb sugar in response to the hormone insulin, which results in high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), and thus leads to high levels of fats that cause liver deterioration, This excess fat acts as a toxin for liver cells, causing hepatitis, which may lead to the accumulation of scar tissue in the liver and its long-term damage.

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