liver-transplant-1If you believe that only drinking alcohol from Lever Bad If so, then you are wrong. It has been observed that excessive alcohol consumption is not responsible for liver disease. In fact, many people with liver disease do not drink alcohol at all. Some early signs and symptoms of liver failure include yellowing of your skin, pain in your upper right upper abdomen, bloating, nausea, vomiting, a general feeling of restlessness, drowsiness or confusion, or mood swings. It should not be forgotten that the occurrence of liver failure is fatal. If you experience any unusual mental state, personality or behavior changes, seek medical attention immediately. Besides heavy drinking, some other causes of liver damage are listed below.

1. Taking an Overdose of Acetaminophen

In many countries, excessive intake of acetaminophen (Tylenol, Paracetamol, etc.) is the leading cause of liver failure. Paracetamol is the most commonly known form of acetaminophen in India. Studies have shown that excessive consumption of acetaminophen for several days or daily intake for several days can lead to liver failure.

2. Herbal Supplements

Herbal medicines and supplements like kava, ephedra, skullcap and penicillin are responsible for liver failure. However, such cases are rare. We have very little data on such reasons. Therefore, when it comes to taking herbal supplements, it is important to increase systematic knowledge about it and spread awareness about the potential dangers of herbs and herbal products. There should be strict regulations and pre-clinical studies for the effectiveness and safety of such drugs.

3. Hepatitis and other types of viruses

Hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C can cause liver damage. In all these diseases, viruses mainly attack our liver, causing injury and inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C is the most serious and in this case the inflammation of the liver is so severe that it can easily damage the liver. Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex are other viruses that can damage the liver.

4. Lots of physical exertion in hot weather

Several studies are underway on how physical exertion affects the liver in hot weather. It has been observed that hepatocellular damage cannot be reversed.

5. Prescription Medicines

Prescription medications such as antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and anticonvulsants can cause liver failure. In some cases (acetaminophen, niacin) it heals very quickly, but in most cases the injury does not heal completely for several weeks or months.