What is Fatty Liver and other Liver Disease?
Fatty liver or hepatic steatosis occurs due to building up of fat in the liver. Although, a little amount of fat is not harmful to the liver however if the amount is increased it can lead to serious health problems. The liver is the second largest organ in the body that helps in processing nutrients from drinks and pools and filters harmful substances out of the body.
Increased fat in the organ can lead to liver inflammation damaging your liver and disturbing its function, resulting in liver failure. There are normally two types of fatty liver disease known as the alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease depending on the amount of alcohol consumed by the patient.
What are the symptoms of Fatty Liver and other Liver Disease?
The common symptoms of Fatty Liver and other Liver Disease are –
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Itchy skin
- Abdominal pain
- Swelling of legs
- Abdominal swelling
- Breast enlargement in men
- Web-like clusters of blood vessels under the skin
- Yellow skin and eyes
Who are more predisposed?
Gender – Fatty liver disease is more common in men than women below the age of 50 years. Nevertheless, it has been observed that women above the age of 50 are more prone to be affected by fatty liver disease than men above the age of 50.
Age – People of the age 50 or older are more likely to be suffering from fatty liver disease. Also, young adults consuming excessive alcohol can be prone to develop fatty liver disease at an early age.
Pre-existing diseases – People who are obese, have had chronic viral hepatitis, diabetes, higher levels of triglycerides, polycystic ovary syndrome, sleep apnea, underactive thyroid, Interactive pituitary gland, metabolic syndrome and heart disease and more likely to be affected by such conditions. A family history of fatty liver also plays an important role in the transfer of the disease from one generation to another within the family.
How does Dr. Amitabha Saha treat fatty liver and other liver diseases?
Dr. Amitabha Saha expertise in fatty liver and other liver disease treatment. His advanced methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention help many patients to bid farewell to suffer from such conditions. Besides, medications have long term effects without any side effects that help the patient recover from the condition permanently. However, it is the responsibility of the patients to abide by his recommendations to lead a healthy life.