Fatty liver often leads to fatty hepatitis, cirrhosis, cancer, and increases the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
Vu Thi Thuy Ha, a lecturer in Infectious Diseases, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City, explains that fatty liver disease is a condition of excessive fat accumulation in the liver. People with fatty liver can lead to fatty liver disease, cirrhosis and cancer. Fat accumulation in the liver also increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
Studies show that there are two major causes of fatty liver disease:
Secondary fatty liver, mainly due to alcohol
People who have a habit of drinking too much alcohol can easily cause liver damage due to alcohol. Specifically, men drink more than 40 g alcohol a day, women drink more than 20 g alcohol a day at risk for liver damage. One can of beer equals 17.5 g of alcohol.
Primary fatty liver is not alcohol
Risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease include overweight, obesity, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia.
To find out if a person is overweight, doctors often rely on the BMI formula. For ordinary people, this index is in the range of 18.5 to 22.9; Between 23 and 24.9 are overweight. Over 25 are obese. In addition, the doctor also evaluated on the waist measurement: Male over 90 cm, women over 80 cm is considered abdominal obesity.
Fatty liver disease causes fatty liver inflammation, liver cirrhosis and cancer.
Fatty liver disease causes fatty liver inflammation, cirrhosis and cancer.
According to Dr. Ha, people with fatty liver disease usually do not feel abnormal in the body. A few may feel sore right chest pain and fatigue. This disease is usually diagnosed early on the basis of general abdominal ultrasonography, increased liver enzyme testing due to hepatitis. In cases of liver fibrosis will see jaundice, abdominal cyst, leg edema ...
Fatty liver disease if detected early will treat very easily and inexpensively. The treatment does not require medication but mainly regulates diet and exercise.
Regarding diet, it is necessary to limit alcohol and sugar, flour and fat. Eat plenty of legumes, fruits, fish steamed or boiled. Overweight, obese people must reduce energy intake to lose weight, but do not need to fast or abstain excessively. Try to change your taste according to a healthy diet that is good for your health.
Strengthening physical activity is an effective solution for fatty liver and fatty liver. Each person should choose the appropriate way to suit his or her condition and condition. Young people can walk, play sports. Older people with joint pain should sit in the sitting position, lying ... Regular exercise, will actively help lose weight, reduce belly fat.
In some cases it is advisable to use drugs, such as patients with high blood glucose or hyperlipidemia, who have no control over whether they have been actively adjusting diet and exercise. Note: During the use of the drug must be accompanied by appropriate diet and exercise. In severe cases of cirrhosis, treatment will be very complicated and expensive.
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