The liver is responsible for many important functions in our body, for example, helps digestion, stores certain nutrients and helps the body get rid of toxins. Today we will see the condition in which fat accumulates in the liver and is known as fatty liver disease.
There are two types of fatty liver disease:
Alcoholic fatty liver disease, also known as steatohepatitis and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) disease.
The liver is an organ surprisingly well to repair himself. Means that fatty liver disease can be reversed if no progress has been made. What you have to do is implement some changes in your lifestyle to help your liver to recover.
Factors that may increase the risk of NAFLD are:
Have overweight or obese
have type 2 diabetes
high levels of cholesterol in the blood
high blood pressure
prolonged use of certain medications such as corticosteroids
rapid weight loss
Be infected with viral hepatitis
Symptoms of fatty liver disease
Fatty liver disease does not often show no symptoms. Although some people may experience fatigue and a slight discomfort in the upper right part of the abdomen. If this inflammation, you may experience the following symptoms:
fatigue, weakness, confusion, loss of appetite, pain in your belly
People with fatty liver disease have an increased risk of cirrhosis (liver scarring). The signs and symptoms of cirrhosis include:
accumulation of fluid in the abdomen. muscular atrophy, internal bleeding, jaundice (the skin and the white of the eyes turn yellow), liver failure.
Treatment of fatty liver disease: there is no standard treatment for fatty liver disease.
We are these tips for you to help your liver to eliminate excess fat:
Get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B to avoid complications, lose weight gradually and in a healthy way,
reduce the amount of fatty and sugary foods, eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grains. If you are taking any medication, ask your doctor if you need to change the dose or taking different medicines. Remember to always go to your doctor to give you a diagnosis clear and indicate you the treatment to follow.