does numbness in the toes and dizziness have to do with liver damage?
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replied December 29th, 2017
But in the determination of any liver conditions, The first sign of liver disease, that is Jaundice (Yellowish discoloration of the sclera of the eyes) due to accumulation of bilirubin, occurs with bilirubin range of 2-3 mg/dL (34 to 51 μmol/L). Skin discoloration occurs at much higher levels.

Some general some symptoms of liver disease include nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, ‎indigestion, change in stools, jaundice, itching, etc. ‎In severe conditions with greater liver dysfunction abdominal distension, swelling of the legs, ‎anorexia, lethargy could be evident. ‎

In case you have the above signs and symptoms, then additional tests including Urinalysis for bilirubinuria, Serum albumin, liver enzymes (ALT, AST, ALP, LDH), as well as a liver ultrasound - will be needed to evaluate the level of liver damage.

In case, if you do not have any other signs and symptoms other than the long term - elevated bilirubin and SGPT levels, then it is possible that you might have inherited (genetic ) liver conditions associated with bilirubin metabolism. Most likely conditions include mild version of inherited liver enzyme defect disorders like Gilbert syndrome or Crigler Najjar Syndrome (type 2).

The management of such mild conditions is symptomatic with regular follow up every 6 months. No other specific treatment is required in these conditions.

In your case, due to the lack of complete information, the specific condition cannot be determined, and it would be recommended that you consult your doctor or a hepatologist for proper medical advice.

I hope this helps.



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