liver Problems Cause Itchy Skin
Itchy skin that can be caused by liver problems has certain characteristics, for example, itching is maintained for long periods, it is presented in large areas of the skin or the whole body, itching increases significantly during the night and decreases (or does only temporarily) with the application of topical drugs or ingestion of antihistamines.
Liver disease cause itchy skin
Itching usually occurs when the liver can not normally perform their functions to filter toxins and accumulation of toxic waste in the blood occurs.
It is not known exactly what the specific relationship between liver problems and itchy skin, is believed to be due to excess bile salts, elevated levels of endogenous opioids or a phospholipid called lysophosphatidic acid, but whatever the cause it is a proven fact that some liver diseases manifest with generalized pruritus done.
These diseases are sclerosing cholangitis, fatty liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, some cases of hepatitis A or hepatitis that have become chronic (Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C).
How to know if the body itching is caused by the liver
When itching all over the body is related to liver diseases it may be accompanied by other symptoms such as fatigue without reason, digestive problems (malaise, nausea, etc.), skin and eyes yellowish, abdominal swelling, swollen legs (ankles) , dark urine, light stools, mood swings, irritability and insomnia.
It is not necessary that all of these symptoms at the same time be given even be no symptoms as in the case of hepatitis chronic.
What to do when you have itching all over the body
Suspecting that the itchy skin due to liver disease is necessary to communicate the concerns and ask the doctor performing the necessary to confirm or rule out a liver problem. If the tests confirm the doctor will pass the specialist (hepatologist) for the corresponding treatment.