FLD or fatty liver disease is commonly caused by alcohol or metabolic syndrome such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia. However, there are several factors that could also attribute to such condition. These include metabolic and nutritional factors, plus drugs and toxins.
The liver has a very important role in metabolism and other functions such as glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification of the body and since there is no artificial organ or any artificial devices at the moment that could replace all the functions of the liver, a simple malfunction due to disorders or diseases should be given immediate attention or else it could shut down the whole body system.
Thus, can a fatty liver kill you? Certainly YES if the condition becomes much complicated! However, there are helpful tips on how to reverse such condition.
It is very important to know the main root of fatty liver disease in order to give the correct treatment. Generally, there are two categories of fatty liver disease – AFLD or alcoholic fatty liver disease and NAFLD or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
1. AFLD or alcoholic fatty liver disease is primarily due to heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages. The reason for this is that alcohol hinders the oxidation of fatty acids in the liver and the release of fatty acids from the liver as it slows down the discharge of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) in the bloodstream. A person will then be advised to develop discipline with regards to alcohol level intake.
2. On the other hand, NAFLD or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is caused by several factors such as high-fat diet, obesity, diabetes, hyperinsulinemia, and metabolic disorder. Weight and sugar level are the main keywords for such disease, thus, changing of eating habits and getting involve with daily physical exercises in order to lose weight are essential for its treatment.
In the long run, AFLD or NAFLD could lead fatty liver complications such as hepatitis and cirrhosis. Both of these could be fatal. So why wait for such condition to happen. From this moment on, take care of your liver. It is recommended to have your blood tested once a year.
Also, detoxify your liver as often as you could. A healthy lifestyle comprising of a healthy diet especially with fruits and vegetables, enough rest and exercise would certainly cleanse the toxins away and pamper your liver. A pampered liver lives longer!