Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/latest/fatty-liver-disease”>Fatty liver disease is a condition that causes fat to accumulate in your liver (the largest organ in your body). Two main types are fatty liver diseases: non-alcoholic and alcoholic. NAFLD, unlike the first type of fatty liver disease (AFLD), isn’t caused by alcohol.
NAFLD is not usually accompanied by symptoms. This makes it extremely dangerous because later stages can be life-threatening.
Temple Health says that a serious condition can be identified if one feels like they need more sleep or rest than normal.
It could be NAFLD if you have difficulty getting up each morning.
Temple Health warns that abdominal pain in the right side of the abdomen may also indicate a problem.
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Experts aren’t sure why certain people have more fat in their liver than others.
Similar to the previous example, we don’t know why certain fatty livers become cirrhosis.
But, NAFLD can be linked to chronic diseases.
Mayo Clinic says that NAFLD can be linked to these:
- Overweight or obesity
- Insulin resistance is a condition in which insulin doesn’t work in your cells.
- Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar) is a sign of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
- Blood containing high levels of fats (especially triglycerides)
The health body recommends that you don’t lose too much weight, as this can cause liver problems.
Exercise can help you lose weight and provide direct benefits to NAFLD.
Bupa explains that “it may also help reduce liver damage even if it’s not successful in losing weight.”
According to the health agency, “If alcohol is consumed, you should adhere to all national recommendations.”
Publié at Tue 14 Sep 2021, 05:49.00 +0000