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Fatty Liver Disease- Types, Reasons And Remedies……..

Fatty Liver Disease- types, reasons and remedies……..

Liver helps your body to digest food, store energy,

And remove toxins. Any problem in your liver will

Lead to issues with your digestion, and your body

Would no longer be able to remove those toxins. Your

Body gets loaded with the toxins and your health

Will be seriously compromised. One of the

Most common liver disease now a days is Fatty liver disease.


Fatty liver occurs when excessive amount of fat gets

deposited in your liver. It is normal to have little fat in

your liver, but if it is more than 5%, your liver is

considered as fatty liver. You can have fatty liver disease if

you are suffering from following symptoms:

  • Fatigue & weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain on right side
  • Itching &
  • Jaundice

Fatty liver disease can be of two types:


It occurs due to drinking excess alcohol. Your liver

breaks down most of the alcohol you drink, so that

it can be removed from your body. But this process of

breaking it down generate harmful chemicals which

damages your liver cells. The more alcohol you drink,

the more you damage your liver.


It is not related to heavy alcohol use.

It can be because of following reasons:

  • Overweight
  • Insulin resistance
  • High level of sugar in your blood
  • High level of fats in your blood
  • Hepatitis C infection
  • Certain drugs including steroids
  • Exposure to some toxins
  • Poor diet

The symptoms of non-alcoholic fatty liver can be vague and they can

resemble those of other problems. So,

proper diagnosis is required to rule out

other causes leading to these vague symptoms. If you

leave it untreated, then your fatty liver disease can

lead to cirrhosis which can ultimately lead

to liver failure. And, liver failure is one of very

serious life-threatening situation.

Unfortunately, there are currently no FDA approved

medications available to treat fatty liver disease.

What are the other measures that can

help you to treat your fatty liver disease and also

help you to prevent further complications?

They are as follows:

  • Lose weight if you are over weight
  • Stop taking medicine if it is the cause
  • Keep your diabetes under control
  • Control your blood lipid level
  • Stop taking alcohol
  • Take foods that will enhance your liver function.

That’s all for today,

Next Tuesday we will discuss the foods you should avoid in

Fatty liver disease & the foods that will enhance your liver function.

Till then …

Take care…

Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life-

Dr. Bhumita Makwana

Your dietitian and cosmetic clinician

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Dear Madam,
    My nephew succumbed to fatty lever just one year ago.
    Alas! I should have read this article when he was developing cirrhosis of lever.
    Thanks for sharing..

    1. That is so sad 🙁
      We are committed to spread awareness about the importance of proper nutrition for a healthy living…..
      You can help us in our mission by sharing these Tuesday Tips with your near & dear ones.

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