One of the commonest liver diseases is steatosis, or better known as fatty liver. Increased amount of fat deposits may cause some big complications, as well as liver’s failure.
Liver’s steoasis – fatty liver
Liver cleanses blood, maintains blood’s glucose level, dissolves fats, creates enzymes and keep vitamins, minerals and glycogen. No other vital organ in our body could replace the liver and do its work.
Increased blood pressure, bloating, fatigue or high cholesterol levels are some indicators which tells us two things: liver’s overload and fats’ disturbed metabolism.
Minimal amount of fat deposits will not cause any complications. On the other hand, if fats create 5-10% of your liver’s weight, it means you are dealing with steoasis (fatty liver). This health condition might occur as a consequence of alcoholism. But, not always this disease is linked to alcohol.
Fatty liver symptoms
This disease is also called “silent disease” because its symptoms are almost unnoticeable, especially in the early phase. Several years, or maybe even decades need to pass in order for this disease to evolve in its next phase. If it evolves, you might feel untypical signs such as nausea, weakness, appetite loss, confusion or concentration problems.
Besides this, you may also feel pains in the central or upper stomach area, dark spots on the skin or lower arms and liver enlargement.
In alcoholics, these symptoms worsen because of continuous alcohol intake. Fatty liver can be retrieved or prevent from happening in non-alcoholic people.
How to treat this health condition?
There is not cure for fatty liver yet. But regulation or treatment for any hidden or primary example of disruption of liver function, such as diabetes, is essential.
If alcoholics happen to catch this disease, the most important thing they need to do is quit drinking alcohol immediately.
People suffering from this disease must change their diet because only proper diet could make changes.
Obese people can decrease the amount of fats in the liver and improve liver’s function if they lose weight moderately.
Regular exercise, proper diet and physical activity can also help you to improve this health state you are in.