What comes first to our mind when you hear the term liver? Liver – an essential organ that performs multiple functions from blood clotting and protein production to glucose (sugar), cholesterol, and iron metabolism. Liver performs over 500 functions, many of which are vital to life. A little disturbance in the liver can have a life-threatening effect on the body. In case, any of the functions of the liver cease, the body may not be able to survive for more than a day.
As per Dr. Vivek Vij, Director of ‘Liver transplant and Gastrointestinal Surgery’ at Fortis Group of Hospitals, there are many conditions that causes liver problems. Below list elaborates some early liver diseases symptoms:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Weakness and decreases weight
- Falling mental functions
Some Serious Symptoms that Require Urgent Care:
- Bleeding easily
- Feeling sick in stomach
- Mental disorientation
In general terms, a liver transplant is referred to the process of removing the diseased liver and replacing it with a healthy one. It is usually specified for ones whose liver issue is very advanced that other forms of medical care will not provide with a trouble-free life. An effective medical treatment can delay, but not eradicate the need for a liver transplant.
Risks associated with Liver Transplant Procedure :
The entire process of liver transplantation carries a list of significant complications. There are risks linked with the surgery process itself as well as with the drugs essential to prevent rejection of the donor’s liver after the surgery. However, standing amongst the list of top 10 gastroenterologists in India, Dr. Vivek Vij is renowned for performing transplants with minimum possible complications.
- Bleeding continue
- Failure of donated liver
- Rejection of donated liver
- Mental seizures
It doesn’t matter whether you’re waiting for a donated liver or you are already scheduled for the transplant surgery, it is important that you work and exercise to stay healthy. Being healthy and active will more likely help not worsen the situation till your transplant. Besides, it may also help in speedy recovery post the surgery.