The Dangers of a Fatty Liver

A fatty liver is a dangerous condition also known as hepatic steatosis or fatty liver disease. Even though it is normal to have some fat around your liver, too much is considered a serious health issue. You are considered to be suffering from fatty liver disease if the fat around your liver is between five and ten percent of the organ’s weight.

How do you get fatty liver disease?

Fatty liver disease can be caused by alcohol, resulting in an alcoholic liver or without the excessive use of alcohol resulting in a non-alcoholic fatty liver. Heavy drinking can cause the disease but it is very common in people who are overweight even if they don’t drink excessive amounts of alcohol. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease can be caused by:

  • Certain medications
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Inherited or autoimmune liver disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Insulin resistance
  • High blood sugar

Symptoms of fatty liver disease

The biggest danger with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is that the symptoms are subtle and often overlooked or missed completely. If symptoms do appear they will be:

  • Enlarged liver
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in the upper right abdomen

If left untreated the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease will progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis. This is when your liver has started to scar and take on significant damage. These symptoms include:

  • Abdominal swelling
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Red palms
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (early signs of jaundice)

How to improve the condition

As the second largest organ in the body and being responsible for filtering toxins out of your body, it needs to be in the best condition possible. If you are suffering from fatty liver disease you need to stop drinking alcohol immediately; whether it was brought on by alcohol or not, it will only aggravate the condition.

When losing weight you tend to lose weight internally that you are unaware of. By following weight loss plans you can boost fat reduction, especially of that around your liver which will eventually cause irreversible damage if left untreated.

Even losing a few kilograms can improve the condition due to fat cells in the liver breaking down and the liver’s function returning to normal or at least functioning better than before.

The second phase of our 5 phases weight loss programme is a detox. This means that your liver gets a well-deserved break from filtering new unhealthy substances so that it can rid your body of the ones present and boost fat reduction.

Making the choice to live a healthier lifestyle can improve your fatty liver condition as well as your overall health. By taking part in a weight loss programme you can improve the way you feel and look with Slender Wonder. Find a doctor in your area to start your journey to a healthier you.

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