Why Learn about Fatty Liver disease?
The human body stores fat for insulation and energy in many areas, including the liver. If the fat content in the liver is too high, that signifies fatty liver disease. One of the most common risk factors for fatty liver disease is obesity or overweight. We also need to evaluate our liver time and again because we constantly consume vegetables and fruits that are injected with chemicals. Consuming such foods can damage our liver.
What is Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver disease (NAFLD)?
It is important to know about NAFLD and treat it early, because it is a risk factor for chronic liver damage and cardiovascular disease. Most people may not know that they have NAFLD, because doctors don’t routinely screen for it and it can develop without symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage, when liver damage occurs.
What are the risk factors of Fatty liver disease?
- Fatty liver disease may increase heart failure risk.
- NAFLD increases heart disease such as; high triglyceride levels, excess abdominal fat and obesity, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.
- NAFLD increases the risk of liver cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer.
- NAFLD can lead to permanent liver damage and increase the risk for atherosclerosis, when plaque builds up in the arteries.
What are the Signs & Symptoms of Fatty Liver?
A few of the signs of fatty liver are as follows:
- Tiredness and pain in the upper right abdomen
- The skin and eyes are yellowish
- Swelling in the legs and ankles
- Itchy skin
- Dark urine color
- Nausea or vomiting
What are the Causes of Fatty Liver Disease?
Fatty liver disease is mainly caused by:
- Consuming alcohol
- If you have type 2 diabetes,
- Taking some medication such as amiodarone, diltiazem, or steroids
- Obesity, malnutrition, and a high-fat diet
- Drugs and toxins
How is Fatty Liver Diagnosed?
The doctor will advise you on a blood test, ultrasound, or liver biopsy. The blood tests may require as follows:
- Alanine aminotransferase(ALT)
- Aspartate aminotransferase(AST)
- Alkaline phosphatase (ALP)
- Albumin and total protein
We need to take steps to protect our liver before it gets too late. But how? One way is to screen for fatty liver.
How is screening for Fatty Liver performed at Health Atmos?
Health Atmos specialists will consider a person’s medical history, diet, and lifestyle habits. They will carry out a physical examination and medical tests to access fatty liver disease.
Blood tests will also show if a person has higher levels of specific liver enzymes. Our specialists will also look for signs of jaundice and insulin resistance and check for an enlarged liver.
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