Fatty liver disease or steatosis is a condition where there is build-up of excess fat in the liver cells. It is usually normal for the liver to contain some fat, but if the fat accounts for more than 10 per cent of the liver?s weight, then it may lead to fatty liver and then develop more serious complications. Fatty liver may cause no damage, but sometimes the excess fat leads to inflammation of the liver called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Sometimes this condition can be caused from a fatty liver due to long term alcohol abuse. This is known as alcoholic steato-hepatitis.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, is a serious form of liver disease, marked by liver inflammation, which may progress to scarring and irreversible damage. This damage is similar to the damage caused by heavy alcohol use. Most severe, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis may progress to cirrhosis and liver failure
Fatty liver disease usually causes no signs and symptoms. The symptoms when present are enlarged liver, fatigue and pain in the upper right abdomen.
Causes of fatty liver disease
- Excessive weight or obesity.
- Insulin resistance, in which the cells cannot take up sugar in response to the insulin hormone
- High blood sugar
- High levels of fats especially triglycerides
- High cholesterol
- High levels of triglycerides in the blood
- Metabolic syndrome
- Central obesity
- Type 2 diabetes
- Healthy diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats.
- Maintaining a healthy weight.
- Regular exercise
- Stop drinking alcohol.
Homeopathic medicines for Fatty liver disease
Chelidonium, Phosphorus, Carduus Marianus, Magnesium phos, Lycopodium, Lachesis, Sepia, Nux vomica, Opium, Sulphur, Chionathus, Calcarea carbonica, etc are some of the best medicines for Fatty liver disease.
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