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Fatty Liver

Ayurveda about fatty liver

There is an analogy between Yakritodara and fatty liver, its signs and symptoms are very similar to those of fatty liver, however the pathology of fatty liver differs, Fatty liver develops when your body produces too much fat or doesn’t metabolize fat efficiently enough.

According to Ayurveda, the factor responsible for the above problem is Agni, if the Agni is less then the nutrient absorption, metabolism of fat capabilities will be hampered, in Ayurveda low agni is termed as mandagni, and this  is the reason behind various diseases.

The line of treatment focuses on bringing Agni back to normalcy and to restore the health of the liver. This can be achieved by either use of only medicines or a combination of medicines and panchkarma.

Which line of treatment will help a patient will depend on the severity and chronicity of the condition. Taking a balanced Diet speeds up the recovery

There is no permanent solution for Fatty liver in modern medicine, however it can keep the condition at manageable levels. But Ayurveda has achieved success in curing this disease.

Excess of anything creates negative effects in our body. Fatty liver as the name suggests is a condition wherein you have extra fat in your liver. You might hear your doctor call it hepatic steatosis.Having small amounts of fat in your liver is normal, but too much can lead to health problems.

Fatty liver could be the most common disease you've never heard of. At least 1 out of 4 people are affected by it. Most people with this type of fatty liver are middle-aged. But the disease can arise at any age.

Fatty liver develops when your body produces too much fat or doesn’t metabolize fat efficiently enough. The excess fat is stored in liver cells, where it accumulates and causes fatty liver disease.

The exact cause for fatty liver is not known, but you're more likely to get if you're overweight or obese; Excess belly fat, High intake of refined carbs, Sugary beverage consumption, Impaired gut health, have diabetes, high cholesterol and triglycerides levels, high blood pressure, or hepatitis C and other liver infections; or take certain medications, including steroids or drugs for cancer or heart problems. Another common cause is excessive consumption of alcohol.

Fatty liver may cause no damage, but sometimes the excess fat leads to inflammation of the liver. This condition, called steatohepatitis, causes liver damage and that's when you should get worried because liver damage creates scarring and In severe cases, this scarring can lead to liver failure.

 There are two main types of fatty liver disease: non alcoholic and alcoholic.

Alcoholic liver disease

Alcoholic fatty liver is the accumulation of fat in the liver as a result of heavy drinking

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a type of fatty liver disease that is not related to heavy alcohol use. There are two kinds:

Simple fatty liver, This is where excess fat builds up in the liver cells but is considered harmless. There are usually no symptoms and you may not even realise you have it until you receive an abnormal blood test result.

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), Only a few people with simple fatty liver go on to develop this

in which you have inflammation and liver cell damage, as well as fat in your liver

NASH can progress into a more serious condition, such as liver cancer or cirrhosis.

Doctors sometimes call fatty liver disease a silent disease. This is because a person might not experience any symptoms, even as the disease progresses.

If you do have symptoms, they may include:

  • Abdominal pain or a feeling of fullness in the upper right side of the abdomen (belly).
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexpected weight loss.
  • Yellowish skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice).
  • Swollen abdomen and legs (edema).
  • Extreme tiredness or mental confusion.
  • Weakness.