Not many people talk about the liver. It isn’t as dazzling as the brain and the heart but between the liver and the kidneys, 99% of the toxins in your body are safely removed. Without it, the contaminants – caused by air, water, food, and the waste by-product – in your body would overwhelm your system and result in death.
In the USA alone, there are 17,000 cases waiting for a liver transplant.
Western Diet Strikes Again!
The Western Diet creates a myriad of problems and fatty liver disease is yet another epidemic that is preventable and reversible!
Roughly 20% of U.S. citizens have this problem. Many more might not even realize it because unless inflammation is present (which results in long-term damage to the second largest organ in your body) you might not exhibit any symptoms of fatty liver disease!
Until actual damage occurs, you might have no clue and that means your liver could be irreparably destroyed before you know you have a problem.
Mild discomfort around the abdomen and fatigue are the most common complaints for the average case. Inflammation can result in loss of appetite, rapid drop in weight, nausea, and fatigue. If the fat content of your liver is higher than 10% then you have a fatty liver.
What Causes a Fatty Liver?
There are two primary types of fatty liver disease.
Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) is caused by alcohol abuse. Even a short period of “binge” drinking can lead to acute alcoholic liver disease.
If you have poor nutrition, suffer from obesity, or have hepatitis C – your risks of developing a fatty liver from alcohol consumption are much higher.
Fatty liver is a problem for more than 90% of those who regularly consume alcohol.
Then there is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which is essentially too much fat in the liver. In the United States, this is the most common form of liver disease.
Though the specific cause for NAFLD is unknown, researchers have been able to pinpoint certain risk factors.
- Family history of liver disease
- Autoimmune disorders
- High cholesterol
- Persons older than age 50
- Poor nutrition
- Acetaminophen use (also known as Tylenol)
How to Prevent This Silent Killer?
Taking care of your liver is essential to your life. As with most total body wellness, it comes down to choosing the lifestyle that makes every component of you stronger every year.
- Treatment of alcohol abuse or limiting alcohol consumption.
- Maintaining a healthy body weight – focused more on body fat percentage than pounds.
- Controlling blood sugars with a greater emphasis on vegetables, lean proteins, and fiber.
The majority of NAFLD cases don’t lead to liver failure if caught in time and the patients actively work to relieve their fatty liver symptoms by changes in diet and exercise.
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