Are you at risk of developing fatty liver?

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Are you at risk of developing fatty liver?

 

What is fatty liver?

Fatty liver is a condition where fats accumulate in the liver tissue to be higher than the accepted amount (5% - 10% of total liver weight). In this case, the patient can be diagnosed with a fatty liver.

 

Fatty liver disease is divided into two different types:

1- Alcohol-related fatty liver disease:

As described, this type of fatty liver results from excessive alcohol consumption over the years. And the condition may worsen if the rate of alcohol consumption increases and continues even after the diagnosis.

It is worth mentioning that the person who drinks alcohol in small quantities can still develop Alcohol-related fatty liver.

 

 

2- Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver:

  • As for fatty livers that are not caused by drinking alcohol, it is a condition that a person develops when the percentage of fat in the liver increases for reasons like:
  • The patient suffers from insulin resistance.
  • The patient suffers from excess weight or obesity (fat accumulation in the abdomen and waist area).
  • The patient suffers from Diabetes.
  • The patient suffers from high cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the blood.
  • The patient suffers from PCOS.
  • The patient suffers from Hypopituitarism.
  • The patient suffers from hypothyroidism.
  • The patient suffers from metabolic syndrome.

 

 

Symptoms of fatty liver disease:

  • The patient may feel pain in the upper right part of the abdomen.
  • The patient may feel exhausted frequently.
  • The patient may experience abdominal bloating.
  • The patient may suffer from yellowing of the eyes and skin.
  • The patient may experience redness in their palms.
  • Enlarged blood vessels appear under the skin.

 

 

How to avoid fatty liver?

To avoid developing fatty liver, the patient should follow these instructions:

 

  • They should refrain from drinking alcohol.
  • They should follow a balanced and healthy diet that contains vegetables, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats.
  • They should exercise regularly.
  • They should maintain a healthy weight.
  • The patient must deal carefully with medications as they should not use any without a doctor's prescription or the necessity.

 


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