- Fatty liver disease is a condition in which fat builds up in the liver. There are two main types: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) Alcoholic fatty liver disease, also called alcoholic steatohepatitis.
- It is a condition also called as Hepatosteatosis.
- It includes increased build up of fat in the liver.
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- One of the causes may be excess intake of alcohol in which case it is called alcoholic fatty liver disease.
- It can also occur in people not taking alcohol and is then called Non alcoholic fatty liver disease.
- Another risk factor is Diabetes Mellitus.
- Having high level of fat (Triglycerides) in the blood.
- Metabolic Syndrome
The symptoms are not clear but may include
- Weight loss
- Pain in the right upper abdomen
- Yellowness of skin/face
- Dark urine
- Pale stool
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Loss of appetite
- Fluid build up in abdomen (ascites)
- Oedema in legs/feet
- In most cases, lifestyle changes are sufficient to lessen the extent of liver damage.
- Medications may be taken to control other conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension and lower the Triglycerides level.
- Controlling obesity, alcohol intake are important in stopping advancement to further stages of liver damage like Hepatitis and Liver cirrhosis.
- Homoeopathic treatment is fruitful in curing the condition if the liver damage is not extensive.
- Allopathic treatment may be taken in form of managing the symptoms and controlling associated conditions.
- Ultrasound (USG-Whole Abdomen)
- CT Scan