FATTY LIVER DISEASE
The liver is an essential organ performing many lifesaving functions –
- Producing bile that is needed in digestion
- Storing iron is an important component of the blood.
- Making protein for the body
- Metabolism – converting nutrients into energy
- Producing immune factors that fight against infections
- Producing clotting factors that help stop bleeding from a wound.
Fatty liver disease is a condition in which there is excess fat build up in the liver. This prevents the liver from effectively performing its above-mentioned functions. In most people fatty liver disease is an asymptomatic condition that produces little to no problem to the individual, but if left unaddressed it can lead to further damage and alter the liver’s ability to carry out its functions. In the early stages it is a reversible condition, required one makes the necessary changes to his diet and lifestyle.
This disorder ranges from asymptomatic fat accumulation to steatohepatitis (inflammation), fibrosis(scarring), and cirrhosis (extensive irreversible scarring of entire liver)
The principal risk factors are obesity, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and hyperlipidemia
Excess alcohol intake
High fructose diet
- Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – caused by excess intake of alcohol; avoiding alcohol can reverse the condition.
- Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – Fatty liver in individuals who take little to no alcohol; dietary and lifestyle changes can reverse the condition.
Most people with Fatty Liver disease do not have any disturbing symptoms;
Some people can experience –
- Upper abdominal pain – more on the right side
- Bloating of abdomen
- A feeling of uneasiness, nausea, and vomiting
- Weakness and fatigue
- Yellow discoloration of the skin (jaundice) in the later stages
Liver function test
Most individuals with fatty liver continue to live a normal life without any significant derangement in health.
But in some individuals, it can turn out to be a serious health issue, if left untreated it can end in cirrhosis of the liver that can cause symptoms such as –
Stomach/ abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weakness, itching of skin, yellow skin and eyes, pale stools, fluid accumulation in the abdomen
LIFESTYLE CHANGES –
- Lose weight
- Reduce or avoid alcohol consumption
- Do regular exercise
- Follow a healthy diet rich in nutrients and avoid excess fat.
- Drink plenty of water
HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT –
Homoeopathy is extremely effective in the management and treatment of fatty liver disease. Fatty liver is a lifestyle disease and requires the necessary changes in one’s lifestyle and diet. Homoeopathic medicines act on the dynamic level of the individual and cures the underlying disease. With homoeopathic treatment and the correct lifestyle modifications one can cure fatty liver from its roots. In fact not only fatty liver, people suffering from self-limiting Hepatitis A to those suffering with more complicated conditions like liver cirrhosis can benefit from Homoeopathic treatment. If the patient comes to us in early stages, homoeopathic treatment can arrest the disease and provide complete recovery. We at BEING WELL HOMOEOPATHY give importance to not just your disease condition but YOU as a whole and provide treatment that is tailor made for you. For any help on Fatty Liver Disease and any other liver related disorders contact us at –