Fatty liver treatment is a topic of much controversy. Although it is commonly accepted there is no “cure” for fatty liver disease, medical experts agree the condition can be reversed and a fatty or enlarged liver can be reduced through proper treatment options.
However, at the center of the debate is which remedy is best for treating a fatty liver.
Fatty liver is often referred to as an asymptomatic disease and is extremely common in people who are overweight and over the age of 30. Most people don’t know they have it because they experience few, if any, symptoms until the condition worsens.
Keep in mind, being silent and asymptomatic does not mean the disease can’t be deadly. If left unmonitored and untreated a fatty liver can turn into cirrhosis, liver cancer, and eventually complete liver failure.
A normal, healthy liver is reddish in color and has a uniform texture. However, as triglyceride fats start to accumulate in the liver, the liver becomes larger, heavier, and begins to take on a more yellowish, greasy appearance.
Spaces within the liver through which blood is generally filtered start to fill up with fat and the liver can no longer perform its filtering functions efficiently. Fats and toxins can no longer be removed from the bloodstream in an effective manner, resulting in poor liver function that can lead to a host of other problems such as type 2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus).
In short, a fatty liver stores fat when it should be burning fat and removing it from the body. This makes it extremely hard for a person with fatty liver disease to lose weight and get healthy. With potentially serious consequences, it is extremely important for a person with fatty liver to start treating, regulating, and monitoring the condition as soon as possible.
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