Waking up tired could be down to liver disease, experts warn

It adds that you may experience the following symptoms:

  • personality or mood changes
  • stale or sweet odour on the breath
  • poor judgment
  • poor concentration
  • change in sleep patterns
  • worsening of handwriting or small hand movement

Experts suggest that you should check for other symptoms if you’re waking up tired.

The other signs of cirrhosis include vomiting blood, your skin and the whites of your eyes turning yellow, and tarry-looking stools.

Cirrhosis can develop following years of suffering fatty liver disease (acute cirrhosis) or in a matter of days or weeks. Acute cirrhosis is normally caused by conditions like hepatitis B or C or as a side effect of prescription medications.

The NHS says: “If a GP suspects cirrhosis, they’ll check your medical history and do a physical examination to look for signs of long-term liver disease.”

There’s no cure for cirrhosis but there are ways it can be managed and slowed down.

Doctors may encourage you to quit drinking or lose weight if you’re overweight.

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