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Category Archives: Fatty Liver
What is Fatty Liver ? Fatty liver is a condition where fat globules get accumulated inside the liver cells which later leads on to damage to liver cells and may result in scarring and cirrhosis of liver.
Is Fatty Liver common? Yes. Fatty liver is becoming increasingly common especially in Kerala, mostly due to changes in our diet patterns. We are now seeing fatty liver even in school children and very young adults. It is also very … Continue reading
What causes Fatty Liver ? The commonest cause of fatty liver in Kerala is still alcohol. Fatty liver is said to be the first stage of liver damage due to alcohol. This later leads on to alcohol induced cirrhosis. But, … Continue reading
What are the symptoms of Fatty Liver? Unfortunately fatty liver has no symptoms. Some patients have a mild dragging sensation in the upper right side of their abdomen due to the drag of a heavy liver. Once fatty liver progresses … Continue reading
What are the complications of fatty liver? Fatty liver progresses in only a minority of patients but if it progresses it leads on to cirrhosis and all its complications including vomiting of blood, accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, liver … Continue reading
How Is Fatty Liver Treated? The only treatment which had been consistently proven to change the course of fatty liver is lifestyle modifications, mainly regular exercises, low fat diet and weight reduction . Whatever other treatment given for fatty liver … Continue reading