Ayurvedic Treatment For Fatty Livеr Disease
Fatty liver disease is a broad term used for a condition where there is accumulation of excess fat on the liver cells. Liver contains fat content, but if the fat content exceeds 10% of the total weight of liver, considered as fatty liver disease which may develop into serious complications in future.
It is a reversible condition wherein large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via a process of steatosis (abnormal retention of lipids within the cell).
The liver is located on the upper right side of the abdomen which is the largest internal organ in the human body. Liver performs the function of removing the toxins and processing the food nutrients. Blood from the digestive system has to undergo the process of filtration in the liver before travelling anywhere in the body.
Fatty liver disease is basically of two types non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and alcoholic fatty liver disease
WHAT IS NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE?
- Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a type of NAFLD. If the fat build up is more than 5 percent in the liver along with inflammation, it is called NASH.
Symptoms include appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and jaundice. If this is left untreated it may lead to steatohepatitis and permanent scarring of the liver, liver cancer and eventual at last liver failure.
- Acute fatty liver during pregnancyAcute fatty liver during pregnancy is very rare but a life-threatening complication during third semester of pregnancy and is usually seen in obese pregnant ladies. The signs and symptoms include persistent nausea and vomiting, pain in the upper-right side of abdomen, headache, jaundice, general malaise, fatigue and decreased appetite.
WHAT IS ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE?
Alcoholic fatty liver disease is due to heavy alcohol use. It can damage liver cells, promote inflammation, and weaken your body’s natural defences. The more alcohol that you drink, the more you damage your liver. Alcoholic fatty liver disease is the earliest stage of alcohol-related liver disease. The next stages are alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
WHO IS AT RISK FOR FATTY LIVER DISEASE?
The exact cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is not known. But it is more common in people who
- Have type 2 diabetes and prediabetes
- Have obesity
- 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
- Have certain infections, such as hepatitis C
- Have been exposed to some toxins
TRЕATMЕNT AT AYUR HEALTHCARE
Our approach works beyond the surface systems to completely overhaul your health and well-being at a deeper level and involve:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Prescription of herbal medicines
- Diet guidelines and exercises
- Prescription of Ayurvedic rejuvenating massages and detoxing treatments, which hascapability to reverse fat deposition on liver and thus cure fatty liver disease
In fatty liver disease Panchakarma therapies play an important role and treatment is based on causative factors like obesity, diabetes mellitus and alcoholism is planned to prevent fatty liver disease. The treatment basically includes powder massage (Udhvartanam), steam, vamana (induces vomiting) and virechan (induce purgation).
NATURAL REMEDIES AND TIPS FOR FATTY LIVER DISEASE
- Garlic and onion have been found to contain compounds which activate liver enzymes, have a hepatoprotective effect and is very useful in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Coffee reduces accumulation and collagen deposition in the liver and thus plays a very important role in preventing and treating liver disease.
- Nut produces healthy liver enzymes and are a very good source of antioxidants and nutrients making it one of the healthy foods in the diet.
- Omеga-3 fatty acids present in fish helps in reducing accumulation of fat and liver inflammation because of the healthy enzymes it produces in the body.
- Fresh fruits like grapes, blueberries, cranberries and vegetables like bееtroot, cruciferous vegetables, and leafy green vegetables reduces the load on the liver as they are rich source of dietary fibre and contain antioxidant which reduces the load of the liver and minimise the risk of liver damage.
- Regular physical exercise is one of the contributing factors in fatty liver disease as it prevents blood pressure and obesity.
- Avoid junk food.
- Alcohol consumption should be avoided.