The largest of your internal organs is no other than the filter of your body – the liver. The liver processes fat and metabolizes the sugar reserves of the body to create digestible sugar for regulation of glucose. Since the function of the liver is crucial to one’s health, it is also crucial to take care of it and ensure its proper function. One of the diseases that you may endanger your liver is hepatic steatosis or fatty liver.
DescriptionThe term “fatty liver” does not denote the mere presence of fat in the liver – which is normal. What may cause you trouble is the amount of fat. As long as it remains under 5-10%, your liver is fine. In case this percentage increases, you might be facing this illness. Moreover, statistically, one in ten people in the USA have this problem, most of which are in their fifties and sixties.
However, the nature of fatty liver disease may vary depending of the factor of alcohol consumption. The type which does not involve alcohol abuse is non-alcoholic and its occurrence is not proven to be hereditary and connected to any particular causes, except for the fact that the risk of this illness is increased in middle-aged overweight people. On the other hand, as the name itself suggests, the alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is linked to excessive amounts of drinking and there is a possible connection of
How to recognize the signs and fight backFatty liver disease may cause fatigue, weakness, nausea, decrease in one’s appetite or weight, upper right abdomen pains, confusedness and lack of concentration, as well as jaundice.
All these symptoms may be reverted or ameliorated with a few simple changes of everyday habits.
First, make sure you control your calorie intake and lose the extra pounds by simultaneously increasing your level of physical activity to at least half an hour 4-5 times a week. That can be accomplished more easily with eating fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains and of course, no alcohol. Smoking and heavy use of medications are to be eliminated too. Also, keep track of your glucose levels and if present, your diabetes. All these activities will inevitably lead to lowering of the