Treatment for Fatty Liver Disease at the award-winning Welling Homeopathy Clinics can help you get well fast. The specially formulated homeopathy treatment process is tailor-made based on individual health history and lifestyle. The treatment for Fatty Liver has been developed after exhaustive in-house research and studies. Meet our specialists to know if you too can be cured of Fatty Liver Diseases grade 1 and grade 2 with our tailor-made-for-you Homeopathy treatment of Fatty Liver Disease.
What is Fatty Liver Disease?
Fatty liver is the build-up of fats within the cells of the liver to the point that more than 5-10% of the liver is fat. There are 2 types of fatty liver disease: alcoholic liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Fatty liver disease can progress to serious complications, such as cirrhosis of the liver.
The non-alcoholic fatty liver disease tends to develop in people who are overweight or obese or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high triglycerides. Rapid weight loss and poor eating habits also may lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
However, some people develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease even if they do not have any risk factors.
Risks of Fatty Liver Disease
Researchers do not know the cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD). They do know that it is more common in people who
- Have type 2 diabetes and prediabetes
- Have obesity
- Are middle aged or older (although children can also get it)
- Have high levels of fats in the blood, such as cholesterol and triglycerides
- Have high blood pressure
- Take certain drugs, such as corticosteroids and some cancer drugs
- Have certain metabolic disorders, including metabolic syndrome
- Have rapid weight loss
- Have certain infections, such as hepatitis C
- Have been exposed to some toxins
NAFLD affects about 25 percent of people in the world.
The alcoholic fatty liver disease only happens in people who are heavy drinkers, especially those who have been drinking for a long period of time. The risk is higher for heavy drinkers who are women, have obesity, or have certain genetic mutations.
Symptoms of Fatty Liver
There aren’t usually any symptoms of NAFLD in the early stages. You probably won’t know you have it unless it’s diagnosed during tests carried out for another reason.
Occasionally, people with NASH or fibrosis (more advanced stages of NAFLD) may experience:
- a dull or aching pain in the top right of the tummy (over the lower right side of the ribs)
- extreme tiredness
- unexplained weight loss
If cirrhosis (the most advanced stage) develops, you can get more severe symptoms, such as yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes (jaundice), itchy skin, and swelling in the legs, ankles, feet or tummy (oedema).
Diagnosis of Fatty Liver Disease
Because there are often no symptoms, it is not easy to find fatty liver disease. Your doctor may suspect that you have it if you get abnormal results on liver tests that you had for other reasons. To make a diagnosis, your doctor will use
- Your medical history
- A physical exam
- Various tests, including blood and imaging tests, and sometimes a biopsy
As part of the medical history, your doctor will ask about your alcohol use, to find out whether fat in your liver is a sign of alcoholic fatty liver disease or nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD). He or she will also ask which medicines you take, to try to determine whether a medicine is causing your NAFLD.
During the physical exam, your doctor will examine your body and check your weight and height. Your doctor will look for signs of fatty liver disease, such as
- An enlarged liver
- Signs of cirrhosis, such as jaundice, a condition that causes your skin and whites of your eyes to turn yellow
You will likely have blood tests, including liver function tests and blood count tests. In some cases, you may also have imaging tests, like those that check for fat in the liver and the stiffness of your liver. Liver stiffness can mean fibrosis, which is scarring of the liver. In some cases, you may also need a liver biopsy to confirm the diagnosis, and to check how bad the liver damage is.
Treatments for Fatty Liver Disease
Doctors recommend weight loss for nonalcoholic fatty liver. Weight loss can reduce fat in the liver, inflammation, and fibrosis. If your doctor thinks that a certain medicine is the cause of your NAFLD, you should stop taking that medicine. But check with your doctor before stopping the medicine. You may need to get off the medicine gradually, and you might need to switch to another medicine instead.
There are no medicines that have been approved to treat NAFLD. Studies are investigating whether a certain diabetes medicine or Vitamin E can help, but more studies are needed.
The most important part of treating alcohol-related fatty liver disease is to stop drinking alcohol. If you need help doing that, you may want to see a therapist or participate in an alcohol recovery program. There are also medicines that can help, either by reducing your cravings or making you feel sick if you drink alcohol.
Both alcoholic fatty liver disease and one type of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) can lead to cirrhosis. Doctors can treat the health problems caused by cirrhosis with medicines, operations, and other medical procedures. If the cirrhosis leads to liver failure, you may need a liver transplant.
Prevention of Fatty Liver Disease
There are ways to prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat a healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Limit alcohol intake
- Only take medicines that you need and follow dosing recommendations.
Lifestyle Changes For Fatty Liver Disease?
Adopting a healthy lifestyle is the main way of managing NAFLD.
For example, it can help to:
- lose weight – you should aim for a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 (use the BMI calculator to work out your BMI); losing more than 10% of your weight can remove some fat from the liver and improve NASH if you have it
- eat a healthy diet – try to have a balanced diet high in fruits, vegetables, protein and carbohydrates, but low in fat, sugar and salt; eating smaller portions of food can help, too
- exercise regularly – aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity, such as walking or cycling, a week; all types of exercise can help improve NAFLD, even if you don’t lose weight
- stop smoking – if you smoke, stopping can help reduce your risk of problems such as heart attacks and strokes
NAFLD isn’t caused by alcohol, but drinking may make it worse. It’s therefore advisable to cut down or stop drinking alcohol.
Homeopathy Treatment of Fatty Liver Disease
Homeopathy addresses the underlying causes of fatty liver, which improves liver functions and decreases the symptoms in addition to modifies the disease procedure. Homeopathy is suggested for those afflicted by Fatty Liver.
The Homeopathic treatments for fatty liver disease can undo the damage to the liver and also deliver it into normal. The natural medications, that are made from pure compounds, are given to individuals after analyzing the special symptoms experienced by every person. The homeopathy remedies for fatty liver disease are totally safe without any side effects.
See one of our specialist Homeopath at any Welling Clinics branch or talk with one of our advisers on the internet to get an evaluation and also to learn whether you can be helped by our specially formulated Homeopathy treatment for fatty liver disease.