Elevated liver enzymes

B) Symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis

Symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis can range from mild to severe, and the most common include:

    • Jaundice: It is caused by a buildup of bilirubin in the blood. The liver will try to eliminate the excess bilirubin through the urine and stool. However, if the liver can’t do that, then the bilirubin builds up and causes jaundice.
    • Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain can be caused by hepatitis, which is usually located in the upper right portion of the abdomen. Sometimes, a perforated peptic ulcer, ascites, or pancreatitis can worsen abdominal pain.
    • Fatigue: It is often the earliest complaint, along with weakness, nausea, and vomiting. Fatigue is particularly important in chronic hepatitis because the organism doubles energies to eliminate the problem.

In more severe cases, it can lead to liver failure and death.