Fatty liver (also known as hepatic steatosis) describes the buildup of fat in the liver. Well, it is normal to have small amounts of fat in your liver, but, too much of it can be a serious health problem. It is linked to type 2 diabetes, obesity and other disorders characterized by insulin resistance.
The liver is the second largest organ in the body. It is responsible for performing a wide variety of functions, including processing everything we eat & drink, and filtering harmful substances from the blood. Thus, presence of too much fat on the liver can result in long term liver damage and may have dangerous effects on overall health.
Affected age group
60 & older
The symptoms of fatty liver include:
- Appetite loss
- Abdominal pain
- Yellowing of eyes and skin
If you or any of your friends or family members confront any of the above mentioned symptoms, do not ignore the situation or take it lightly because it can lead you to the worse effects causing permanent scarring of the liver and eventual liver failure.
Diet tips for fatty liver
- Eating good food including walnut, green vegetables, garlic, oatmeal, and those rich in omega 3 fatty acids
- Avoid alcohol, added/artificial sugar, fried foods, and processed foods
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