Liver Failure Early WARNING Signs & Prognosis
IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PLEASE SEE YOUR G.P OR LOCAL HOSPITAL AS RELEVANT
- Sudden onset of water retention in the abdomen (ascites) and legs/ankles (oedema), the sudden accumulation of water retention signals that the liver is significantly damaged. Diuretics (Spirolactone 100mg x2 daily & Furosemide 40mg once daily) are normally given for treatment of water retention. Frequent blood tests are crucial whilst undergoing treatment with diurectics, as kidney function may steadily decline, resulting in Hepatorenal Syndrome. Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (infected ascites fluid) will be discussed later.
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