Obesity of the liver can be by nature of alcoholic and non-alcoholic origin. In the latter case, it can be caused by an incorrect diet and lack of mobility. The symptoms of pathology are not always obvious, although some people with this problem suffer from chronic fatigue and chronic abdominal discomfort.
According to MedikForum, liver obesity can also affect the face. And this usually means an advanced stage of pathology.
Endocrinologist Alexander Yurochkin told what signs of fatty liver disease on the face it is important to pay attention to.
Puffiness. As obesity progresses, it affects the liver’s ability to produce proteins, which impairs blood flow and fluid removal. As a result, the face becomes more puffy. “Puffiness of the face, eyelids and dark circles under the eyes, pronounced wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, as well as yellowish whites — this is a typical appearance of a person with a fatty liver,” said endocrinologist Yurochkin.
Acne. The increase in fat in the liver prevents it from normally performing the functions of the main blood filter. As a result, the level of potential toxins increases, which contributes to skin problems: redness and rash occur.
Rosacea. The presence of rosacea (redness of the face) does not necessarily mean that a person has a fatty liver. Nevertheless, this problem is considered one of the biomarkers of dysfunction of this organ.
Rash and pimples around the mouth. Due to liver pathology, the body may not be able to cope with the effective absorption of certain nutrients — for example, zinc. If there is a shortage of it, it can lead to dermatitis, often manifested in the form of rashes around the mouth.
Itching. According to the doctor, persistent or nocturnal itching, especially on the face, is one of the most common signs of fatty liver disease. It means an increased level of bile salts accumulating under the skin, or an increased content of histamine. At the same time, antihistamines may be ineffective