What is Fatty Liver Disease?
Fatty liver, also called hepatic steatosis, is a condition that can be describes as the excess build-up of fat in the liver. Though liver has some fat, but too much fat can become a health problem.
It is a reversible condition that can often be dealt with by making some lifestyle changes. In a number of cases, fatty liver has no symptoms. Moreover, this condition doesn’t mostly cause permanent damage unless it becomes worsen. Mostly people between ages 40 and 60, get affected with Fatty liver.
What are the Common Signs and Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease?
Generally, Fatty liver has no related symptoms. A patient suffering with this condition may experience fatigue or abdominal discomfort. Moreover, person’s liver might become a little enlarged, which can be detected by the doctor during a physical check.
Nevertheless, extra fat in the liver can lead to inflammation. If person’s liver becomes inflamed, he/she can have some symptoms like:
• loss of weight
• reduced appetite
• abdominal pain
• physical weakness
• confusion along with poor judgment
• trouble concentrating
Apart from it, person may experience some additional symptoms as well such as the skin on the neck or under arms might have dark, colored patches.
If this condition become worsen and progresses to liver failure and cirrhosis, symptoms can be:
• A large, fluid-filled abdomen
• Bleeding inside the body
What are the main Causes of Fatty Liver Disease?
This condition mostly develops when the body produces excessive fat or is not able to metabolize fat fast or at appropriate rate. The surplus fat is mainly accumulates in liver cells, that results in fatty liver disease.
The major common cause of fatty liver disease is alcoholism and heavy drinking. Moreover consumption of a high-fat, high-sugar diet may not directly associate to fatty liver, but it can contribute to it.
In addition, some other common causes of fatty liver can be:
• Genetic inheritance
• Quick weight loss
• Side effect of some medications such as aspirin and steroids
How is Fatty Liver Disease Diagnosed?
The diagnoses of Fatty Liver Disease can be made by the doctor through a routine check-up. Your doctor may observe that your liver is a little larger than normal.
Apart from it, some other ways that can be used to diagnose this condition are:
Blood Tests: if your blood test reveals a high number of certain enzymes, there is a possibility that you have got fatty liver.
Ultrasound: The doctor might order you for an ultrasound to get a picture of your liver. Moreover, the doctor might also go for an MRI or cat-scan to obtain further images of your liver.
Biopsy: In some cases, doctor might also perform Biopsy, in which after numbing the area, doctor will put a needle through your skin and extract a small piece of liver and will look at it under a microscope for checking signs of fat, damaged liver cells, and inflammation.
How is Fatty Liver treated?
As there is not any certain medication or surgery to treat fatty liver, so the doctor will give you some recommendations to lessen the risk factors. These recommendations generally include:
• avoiding or limiting the consumption of alcohol
• managing cholesterol
• reducing sugar and saturated fatty acids intake
• losing weight
• controlling blood sugar
In case you have fatty liver due to obesity or unhealthy eating patterns, the doctor might also recommend increasing your physical activity and remove certain food items from your diet. Reducing your calorie intake can help out to lose weight and cure your liver.
The Homeopathic Treatment for Fatty Liver Disease
The Homeopathic medicines for fatty liver aim at reversing the condition of fatty liver and bring it back to normal. The Homeopathic medicines are prepared by using natural substances and are prescribed to patients after analysing their unique symptoms. The homeopathic medicines for a fatty liver are very safe with no side effects.
Most commonly used homeopathic remedies for Fatty Liver
Chelidonium: Chelidonium is one of the best natural Homeopathic remedies for Fatty Liver. The major symptoms for using this remedy include pain in right upper abdomen and pain under right shoulder.
Lycopodium: Lycopodium is a very effective natural Homeopathic medicine for treating Fatty Liver cases with gastric symptoms and acidity.
Phosphorus: It is one of the most effective Homeopathic remedies for Fatty Liver. Phosphorus is mainly recommended to those patients of Fatty Liver who feel as if the food is coming upwards after eating.
Friends, as you all know very well that classical homeopathic medicines are prescribed only on the basis of TOTALITY OF SYMPTOMS with a clear cut identification of disease in patient and patient in disease also, even then we are providing here just a few homeopathic medicines for different types of medical problems in a short way.
But reader is advised very strongly to use the medicines only under medical supervision and these medicines should never ever consumed without proper consultation with your doctor or GP.
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