Reverse Fatty Liver Disease Right Now – What is Fatty Liver (Steatosis)?
About one of every five Americans has a fatty liver, which is also called steatosis. In fact, up to 9 of every 10 diabetics and people with obesity have fatty liver.
In steatosis, pronounced stee-ah-toe-sis, fat accumulates in the cells of the liver. The condition is cumulative, and as more fat is added to the cells, the cytoplasm of the liver is distorted. Soon the nucleus may be distorted and in some cases, the cell may even burst.
Since all this extra fat is not supposed to be in the cell to begin with, you can imagine how the excess begins to interfere with liver function.
There are two types of fatty liver disease: alcohol-related fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Even without drinking a drop of alcohol, you could end up with a fatty liver – and many people do!
Here are the details of each of these disorders:
Alcohol-related Fatty Liver Disease Alcohol causes steatosis, and the question many people ask is how much alcohol does it take to end up with alcohol-related fatty liver disease? The amount of alcohol differs for men and for women. If you’re a woman, more than two drinks per day could cause alcohol-related steatosis.
If you’re a man, three or more drinks a day is the amount that is far too much for the liver to handle. Twelve ounces of 5% alcoholic beer, cooler or cider is equal to one serving. When it comes to wine, 5 ounces of 12% alcoholic wine is one serving. And only 1.5 ounces of 40% spirits is a serving.
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – If you’re not drinking any alcohol and still have steatosis, then the reasons why you ended up with it vary. For example, you could have had rapid weight loss, or protein deficiency in your diet (called protein malnutrition), or even starvation, such as what a prisoner of war might end up with. Those who have had intestinal bypass surgery are more prone to get steatosis, as are those who have to be fed via tube feedings for long periods of time.
Some drugs such as corticosteroids and tetracycline can cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. And diabetes or insulin resistance plus high blood pressure may also be the cause of it.
Reverse Fatty Liver Disease Right Now – Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease generally does not have any symptoms at all in the beginning stages, but as it progresses, there are many symptoms that may develop. On the other hand, there are cases where these symptoms may occur suddenly or slowly over time, depending on the cause of the disorder.
Here’s a list of some of them:
Extreme tiredness – The liver is responsible for generating energy for you during the day and when it’s not working properly, extreme tiredness sets in.
Loss of appetite – You may lose your appetite because of a corresponding zinc deficiency or because the liver can’t process food as before, thus prevents you from eating more until it processes what you have eaten.
Abdominal pain – This occurs because your liver is enlarging, which puts pressure on the receptors for pain in that area of the body.
Itchy skin – Skin itches because toxins aren’t being processed in the colon and liver as before and begin to come out through the skin.
Dark urine – Urine collects some of the waste products, which may include more bilirubin that changes the color of the urine.
Light-colored stool – Food is not processed as usual and the dark pigments are no longer seen in the stool.
Behavioral changes – Your liver processes emotions and without it working properly, you will start overreacting and become more emotional.
No sex drive – There are fewer hormones being created by the liver and sex drive declines.
Hyperpigmentation in the skin – Pigments are diverted to the skin for excretion.
Cherry angioma formation in your skin – This is a sign that your liver needs cleansing.
Jaundice – Yellowing of skin, mouth, and eyes, from bilirubin are found in the blood instead of being used in production of bile.
Bruising – Factors of clotting may be low so bruising occurs.
Bleeding from the nose – Factors of clotting may be lowered so bleeding occurs in other parts of the body.
Clots found in the stools or vomit – The body reroutes the blood away from the diseased liver.
Swelling and edema – The body tries to help the liver heal by sending it extra blood flow. However, the veins become congested and there is swelling. Poor production of albumin also causes swelling.
Fever – This can occur because you may easily develop infections.
General poor health – You just don’t feel well when you have these symptoms.
Enlarged or tender liver – Your belly hurts when touched.
Who wants to deal with any of these symptoms? Change your diet and drinking habits immediately so you can reverse fatty liver right now.
Reverse Fatty Liver Disease Right Now – Risk Factors of Developing Fatty Liver
If you have any family member that has developed a fatty liver, then it’s good to know what are the risk factors of developing the condition. Below are seven risk factors to consider:
One of the biggest risk factors is obesity. Although every person with obesity won’t develop fatty liver, many will.
Non-alcoholic liver disease rates have more than doubled in teens, with about 20% of teens and young adolescents showing the disorder. About 10% of adults have fatty liver disease. This statistic really isn’t that unbelievable when the diet of teens and young adolescents is examined. They generally live on fast food, and/or high carbohydrate meals that cause increased triglyceride levels. The triglyceride levels increase in the liver and are the cause of the fat accumulation.
Fatty liver also occurs in ducks that are force fed grains in inhumane conditions. Their liver swells to a size 10 times normal and the ducks become very ill; yet some people consider the liver – called foie gras – to be a delicacy. With human children, you don’t have to force feed them the high carb diet; they gravitate towards it on their own.
Those with diabetes are more at risk to develop a fatty liver for a few reasons. First of all, there’s insulin resistance with diabetes, which is a direct insult on the liver and causes disorders of fat metabolism. Secondly, diabetes causes weight problems, and overweight/obesity creates a good environment for fatty liver disease.
4 High Cholesterol
Cholesterol is one of the fats that collects in the liver of those who have fatty liver.
5 High Blood Pressure
Hypertension affects the arteries negatively, including the portal artery and vein which are responsible for feeding the liver and removing its wastes. A blood vessel that is constricted, such as what happens in hypertension, is one that is not properly feeding the nearby organs and tissues.
6 Metabolic Syndrome
There’s insulin resistance in those who have metabolic syndrome, which is a direct insult on the liver as stated in #3.
As you can see, many of the risk factors for developing fatty liver are ones that are easily avoidable. You can achieve and maintain ideal body weight, reverse diabetes, metabolic syndrome and high cholesterol as well as lower your blood pressure.
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