Fatty liver disease is a serious condition that MedicineNet says can lead to cirrhosis and its complications, including gastrointestinal bleeding and liver cancer, and liver failure. But the Mayo Clinic says a major problem with fatty liver disease is that there are almost no signs and symptoms, and they’re often difficult to detect.
It is difficult to ignore the fat that appears on the abdomen or on the thighs. However, what about fatty liver (fatty liver)? This cannot be seen or felt, and most people are unaware of its existence.
Having a certain amount of fat in the liver is normal. However, when the fat makes up more than 5% – 10% of the weight of the liver, this may mean the presence of a liver disease caused by drinking alcohol or liver disease that is not caused by drinking alcohol. Some cases of fatty liver (fatty liver) may lead to serious complications.
– Symptoms of fatty liver:
FLD – Fatty liver disease is generally a silent disease that has no symptoms, especially in its early stages. In cases where the disease progresses and worsens, a process that may take a few years, or even a few decades. Symptoms of fatty liver that may appear include:
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
- Confusion, impair the ability to judge reason and problems in the ability to focus
– Other symptoms may include:
- Pain in the center of the abdomen, or in the upper right side of it.
- Dark, non-uniform/heterogeneous spots on the skin, especially on the neck and underarms, in general.
- In patients with liver disease caused by drinking alcohol, symptoms may worsen and worsen, after periods of excessive alcohol consumption. As for fatty liver disease that is not the result of consuming alcoholic beverages, it can stop or reverse, or it may get worse in return.
– Causes and risk factors for fatty liver:
Alcohol-induced liver disease. Fatty liver can develop following the consumption of alcoholic beverages, in small or large quantities. It may develop even after a short period of excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages (an acute liver disease caused by alcohol consumption).
Genetics play a role in causing liver disease caused by alcohol consumption, in two ways:
First, it may affect the amount of alcoholic beverages a person consumes and the likelihood that he will become addicted to alcohol. In addition, genetic factors may influence levels of liver enzymes involved in the breakdown of alcohol (metabolism/metabolism).
Other factors that may influence the likelihood of developing a liver disease caused by alcohol consumption include:
- Jaundice (which can lead to hepatitis).
- Excess iron in the body (excessive iron loading).
- Diet food.
- Fatty liver disease not caused by alcohol consumption.
Some people with excess fat in the liver have a disease called “fatty liver“. It is true that this condition is not a normal condition, but as long as it does not cause inflammation or damage to the liver, it remains a non-serious condition.
– Treating fatty liver:
Even today, fatty liver treatment is not available. But it is important to treat any other disease that may be related to this condition, such as diabetes. Also, there are other measures and steps that can be taken to improve the situation.
In cases of liver disease caused by alcohol consumption, and in the event that the patient consumes alcoholic drinks excessively, the complete cessation of drinking alcohol is the most important and vital step. And if necessary, any support or assistance can be used to achieve success in stopping drinking alcohol.
In patients with alcohol-induced hepatic disease, continued alcohol consumption may lead to progression and exacerbation of the disease, including the development of alcohol-induced jaundice, or cirrhosis. Also for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, too, stopping drinking alcohol can be beneficial and be a catalyst. People who are obese or overweight are advised to do everything in their power to gradually lose weight, between half a kilogram and a kilogram per week.
A recent study has shown that losing at least 9% of weight, within a few months, can help reverse/reverse the course of inflammatory and scarred liver disease not caused by alcohol consumption. Also, losing weight less than mentioned can help reduce fat accumulation in the liver.
A balanced and healthy diet and increased physical activity: In addition to determining the number of calories (calories), foods rich in refined carbohydrates that are digested quickly should be avoided. That is, the consumption of foods such as white bread, white rice, and refined sugar should be reduced. Refraining from taking unnecessary medications can help slow the disease, or reverse its course.
In clinical trials, the efficacy of certain antioxidants and the efficacy of some modern diabetes medications in treating fatty liver disease are examined. This is due to the relationship between this disease and oxidative stress and diabetes. These materials include:
- Vitamin H.
- The Patan.
New findings regarding the role of bacteria in the growth and development of the fatty liver disease have led to other therapeutic methods, facing and treating an unbalanced diet with probiotics.
Probiotics are a generic name given to food additives that contain bacteria, or live and good yeasts. In cases where cirrhosis is exacerbated, liver transplants are sometimes required. The surgeon removes the sick liver and replaces it with a healthy liver.
RESOURCES WEBMD AND MAYO CLINIC AND HEALTHLINE