Fatty liver disease is also referred to as Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) or Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). This is a group of conditions where there is accumulation of excess fat deposits over the liver. This fat deposit is also seen among alcoholics. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is seen in patients who drink little or no alcohol. The commonest form of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is termed fatty liver.
- Commonly there are no symptoms. There may, however, be some amount of abdominal pain that may be concentrated in the central or right upper part of the abdomen.
- There may be fatigue and tiredness in addition.
- The liver may be enlarged in some children.
- Some patients experience dark discoloration of the skin called acanthosis nigricans that occurs in the neck or in the underarm region.
Some of the risk factors for fatty liver disease include:-
- Metabolic syndromes that include diabetes, pre-diabetes or insulin resistance, being overweight or obese, having raised blood cholesterol and triglycerides and high blood pressure
Tips for prevention of Fatty liver
- Say No To Alcohol
Or if you have started having alcohol, try not to have more than two pegs in a week.
- Quit Smoking
Smoking can cause many biochemical and hemodynamic changes that make you more vulnerable to liver damage.
Control Weight Gain
70% of persons suffering from NASH are found to be obese.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Found to be promising in preventing fatty liver. Found in natural sources like walnuts, fish oils (cod, salmons), and flaxseed oils.
Homoeopathy addresses the underlying causes behind fatty liver, improves liver functions and reduces the symptoms as well as modifies the disease process. Homeopathy is recommended for cases of Fatty Liver.
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