Get Rid of fatty liver disease Once and For All
Fatty liver, or steatosis, is a broad term that describes the build-up of fats in the liver. the main characteristic of the fatty liver disease is too much fat stored in liver cells.
Fatty liver types:
i)Alcohol-Related Fatty Liver Disease or ALD.
ii)Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease of NAFLD.
According to the severity of Fatty liver disease, it is divided into 3.
Grade 1 Fatty liver disease.
Grade 2 Fatty liver disease.
Grade 3 Fatty liver disease.
Fatty liver disease causes:
The main cause of the alcohol-related fatty liver disease is the alcohol intake,
The nonalcoholic fatty liver is seen with idiopathic cause, but obesity or overweight, malnourishment, chronic viral hepatitis, metabolic syndrome, high levels of LDL and triglycerides with low levels of HDL etc will lead to Fatty liver disease.
Fatty liver disease symptoms (alcoholic and non-alcoholic):
Early symptoms include yellowish discoloration of the skin, sclera ie jaundice.
• A poor appetite.
• Weight loss.
• Abdominal pain.
• Physical weakness.
• Ankle swelling.
Physical examination: skin, sclera for jaundice, large belly, weight check,
Blood test: Liver function test, Lipid profile test.
Imaging test: Ultrasound abdomen, CT scan, MRI scan etc also helps for diagnosis.
The main goals of prevention are;
For those with the alcoholic liver disease, abstaining from alcohol is a must. For those with NALFD or Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), appropriate diet, weight loss, diabetes control, and cholesterol/triglyceride control are important both for treatment and to prevent progression of the disease.
Diet in Fatty liver disease
Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish, fish oil, vegetable oils, nuts (especially walnuts), flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, and leafy veggies.
Monounsaturated fats are plentiful in plant sources, like olives, nuts, and avocados.
Steer clear of saturated fats, though. Eat less meat and fewer dairy products. Avoid baked goods and fried foods made with palm or coconut oils. These lead to more fatty deposits in your liver
You need to increase following food verities in your daily cooking menu.
Fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, olive oils and avoid or use minimum added sugar, salt, trans fat, refined carbohydrates, and saturated fat.
The first and important is self-care and lifestyle changes.
Reducing the number of calories you eat each day can help you lose weight and heal your liver. You can also reverse fatty liver disease by reducing or eliminating fatty foods and foods high in sugar from your diet.
Choose healthier foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
Abstaining from alcohol is a must for those who have the alcoholic fatty liver.
Exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet are the most effective ways to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, immune system and liver.
In fact, there is evidence to suggest that exercise itself (with or without weight loss) can prevent and reverse fatty liver disease.