The early symptoms of liver failure include diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite and jaundice, according to the Mayo Clinic. As liver failure progresses, symptoms may include bruising, an enlarged spleen and fluid buildup in the legs and abdomen.
Doctors diagnose liver failure using symptoms, a physical examination of the patient, and the results of blood tests. They classify liver failure that occurs slowly over a course of months or years as chronic, and that which occurs rapidly within a few days as acute, ac...
Early symptoms of liver failure are diarrhea, nausea, fatigue and a loss of appetite, according to WebMD. As liver failure progresses, worse symptoms begin to appear, which include bleeding easily, disorientation and confusion, and in extreme cases, coma.
Chronic liver disease causes many different symptoms, including jaundice, hair loss, itching, weight loss and gallstones, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Cirrhosis of the liver or fibrosis of the liver often cause chronic liver disease.
Liver failure that is caused by a virus can remain in a person for an unknown number of months or years, but an acute liver failure can only occur for 48 hours, as stated by WebMD. Liver failure occurs when a large part of the liver becomes damaged making the whole live...
Liver failure stems from simple inflammation of the liver, which progresses to fibrosis (scarring of the liver), then moves to actual degradation of the liver and cirrhosis, states the American Liver Foundation. If untreated in the earlier stages, this progression event...
Chronic renal failure occurs in 35 percent of older cats, according to Veterinary Practice News. The prevalence of kidney failure in younger felines is probably lower. Chronic renal failure is the leading cause of death in cats, according to WebMD, and the most common s...