Fatty liver is a general term used to describe the excessive storage of fat in the liver. More specifically, fatty liver or hepatic steatosis is a reversible condition characterized by accumulation of triglycerides in liver cells during the process called steatosis - abnormal retention of lipids within cells. This condition can occur temporarily or long term, it is not painful and can be asymptomatic for a long time. Although it has many causes, fatty liver is the predominant among patients suffering from alcoholism and obesity. Also, this condition is
associated with diseases that influence fat metabolism.
Symptoms of fatty liver
In early stages, fatty liver disease show no signs or symptoms. Even if there are symptoms, they are vague and non-specific manifest as fatigue, abdominal pain or fever.
In advanced stages, fatty liver disease is manifested by:
- Gastrointestinal bleeding;
- Fatigue and weakness;
- Accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity;
- Itching on the hands and feet, and eventually on the entire body;
- Loss of appetite;
- Liver failure;
- Lack of sexual desire;
- Mental disorders;
- Swollen legs and water retention in the legs;
- Weight loss;
If it occurs during pregnancy, fatty liver disease is manifested by: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain.
Natural treatment for fatty liver
Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) without complications is reversible, so it is necessary a cure for protecting the liver. In hepatic steatosis due to food consumption is forbidden animal fat,
beef fat, and in diet must prevail vegetables, fruits, fiber, cold-pressed oils, fish, whole grains, brown rice, green tea, mushrooms, foods with vitamin C. In the case of fatty liver of alcoholic nature, giving up alcohol is part of treatment and leads to rapid regression of the disease. Is necessary to maintain normal body weight and for smokers to quit smoking.
It can be very useful and efficient use of specific natural products for hypercholesterolemia, triglycerides, fatty liver. Some natural products are very helpful in diabetes, obesity, hepatitis,
CaliVita natural products recommended in hepatic steatosis
LiverAid is a complex natural treatment recommended in acute and chronic liver diseases:
acute hepatitis, chronic hepatitis, viral hepatitis, convalescence and sequelae of viral hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, alcoholic cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer, fatty liver, biliary dyskinesia, cholesterol gallstones, liver metabolic disorder with alcohol, drug abuse or heavy metal poisoning.
Omega-3 fatty acidsin the form of flaxseed oil or fish oil have numerous beneficial health properties including: reducing cardiovascular disease and blood triglycerides, improving insulin action, reducing stiffness, pain and inflammation. Diets containing high levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids reduce liver fat.
Nopaline is a natural supplement based on Nopal cactus extract that helps accelerate the
catabolism of lipids and their elimination from the body. It can be recommended for obese and overweight. By increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin Nopalin stabilizes blood sugar, lowers triglycerides (lipids that accumulate in patients with fatty liver) and glucose metabolism in patients with diabetes and steatosis.
Prevention of fatty liver
Prophylaxis consists in adopting a healthy diet and restricting alcohol consumption. Pregnant women require proper care during pregnancy for the symptoms to be recognized and treated in due time. To prevent Reye's syndrome, children should not be given aspirin to treat symptoms of flu, colds or other viral infections.
- Reduce intake of carbohydrates from sugar, bread, pasta and pastries, cakes, biscuits and other desserts.
- Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables.
- Avoid foods high in fat and processed foods.
- Limit consumption of dairy products like milk, cheese, cream, butter and opt for organic alternatives: yogurt, tofu, ricotta, parmesan.
- Avoid all types of margarine.
- Avoid consuming energy drinks and carbonated.
- Drink 2 liters of water daily.
- Avoid artificial sweeteners.
- Eat mainly chicken and turkey.