Fatty Liver Syndrome and problems with it
Fatty liver; it is a medical condition that occurs in liver cells due to more than normal, sometimes even excessive fat accumulation. As the degree of the disease increases, inflammation of the liver begins to occur and organ functions decrease. This can cause ruin of liver cells (necrosis) and can lead to serious liver diseases such as liver cancer and cirrhosis.
This disease, also called hepatosteatosis, progresses insidiously and usually does not have symptoms until it reaches a certain level.
The liver is an organ that has important roles in fat metabolism in the body. When the working pattern and enzyme balance are disrupted due to various reasons, the liver begins to fatten and grow. There are many factors that play a role in the development of this situation. Unhealthy diet is one of the main reasons.
Other factors include:
Alcohol and smoking
Rapid weight loss
Some drugs that are used continuously
Insulin resistance or diabetes
Excessive use of vitamin A
After some surgeries
Consumption of foods with high toxin content
Symptoms of Fatty Liver
Fatty liver syndrome doesn’t have a symptom in the early stages and doesn’t cause any problems in a person’s daily life. However, as the disease progresses and the level of fat in the liver increases, patients begin to feel pressure and fullness in the upper right part of the abdomen.
Weakness and low energy
Pain in the chest and abdomen
Getting tired quickly
Lack of appetite
Nausea and vomiting
Treatment of Fatty Liver
The principles of treatment are; lifestyle change, exercise, reducing the amount of fat in the diet. In addition to the treatment plan recommended by the doctor, regular exercise, diet and blood glucose control should be taken care of throughout life. Patients should avoid smoking and alcohol use altogether, regardless of stage. In addition to losing weight, exercise helps to reduce insulin resistance and prevent cardiovascular disease.