Symptoms and Signs of Liver Disease or Issues

If you have liver issues, then you may notice a few liver problems or liver disease symptoms. In fact, liver disease may not even come with any signs or symptoms—which is why if you are at risk of liver disease or a condition a liver enzyme test may help diagnose the problem before liver symptoms show up. Although you might not notice all these symptoms, the following are associated with liver diseases, ordered according to frequency:

  • Fatigue
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Sleep disturbances, like difficulties falling asleep and remaining asleep
  • Pain or discomfort in the right side of abdomen
  • Bloating
  • Lack of appetite
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Confusion
  • Behavioural change

A healthcare specialist may require you to take a liver enzymes (ALT and AST) blood test if you have signs and/or symptoms of liver damage mentioned above, as ALT and AST enzymes are released in the blood by the liver in response to damage or disease.
Moreover, your healthcare provider can usually order a liver enzymes (ALT and AST) blood test for you if you’re at high risk of liver damage due to family history, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, or hepatitis.