Liver failure also called as hepatic insufficiency is a severe deterioration in liver function. It is mainly caused by a disorder or substance that damages the liver. Hepatic failure can either be acute or chronic. Symptoms of hepatic failure includes , nausea , jaundice , bruising or bleeding easily ,edema or fluid buildup in the legs, a loss of appetite and fatigue. Treatment generally involves limiting sodium in the diet, controlling protein consumption, completely avoiding alcohol, and treating the cause, but sometimes liver transplantation is required.