• Fatty Liver Disease/homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Dr Rajesh Shah's advice on Fatty liver

    Homeopathy may control the Disease process, 
    depending on Nature of underlying cause of Fatty liver. It cannot reverse fatty liver.
    Recommended.

  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Did you know that Homeopathy cures many Chronic diseases?

    This website has helped people in 180+ countries
     

    READ MORE...
  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Dr Shah's breakthrough research in animal model:
    Homeopathy is as effective as pain-killers

    Research conducted at Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT).  
     

    READ MORE...
  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Welcome to World's oldest homeopathy website

    Committed to bring the best of homeopathy to you. Since 1985

    READ MORE...
  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Strength of homeopathy at Life Force:

    Research based medicines and clinically proven treatments

    READ MORE...
  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Dr Rajesh Shah and his team have answered over million queries from patients across the globe

    Ask your query to Dr Shah, now! 

    READ MORE...
  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Are you deprived of the homeopathy advantage?

    Check what homeopathy can do for your disease 

    READ MORE...
  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Over 2000 case-studies of patients for you to study

    Actual case-histories of various diseases treated at Life Force 

    READ MORE...
  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Life Force Homeopathy symbolizes

    Experience, Expertise, Ethics 

    READ MORE...
  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Meet the doctor who has treated patients from
    highest number of countries

    Dr Rajesh Shah, MD, has treated patients from 180+ countries. 
    In the book of world records.

  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Dr Shah’s research based molecules have US, Europe, Australia, Asia patents

    Research for revolution in the treatment of chronic diseases
     

    READ MORE...
  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Research for revolution in the treatment of chronic diseases

    Patients from Alaska to Zambia; from Kashmir to Kanyakumari..

    READ MORE...
  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Check hundreds of case-studies of patients
    from across the world

    Cases of difficult diseases like Psoriasis, Lichen Planus,
    Asthma, Colitis, and many more..

    READ MORE...
  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Are you depriving yourself of the benefits of homeopathy?

    No more after reading this website!
    Explore the benefits of homeopathy

  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Dr. Rajesh Shah has treated patients from
    every state and city in the United States,
    from every European, Asian and African country.

    An overwhelming experience, indeed.

  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Dr Shah’s patients are pan-India,

    literally from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Godhara to Guwahati;
    from each state and city, and from thousands of villages as well.

  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    Dr. Shah has pioneered Online homeopathic practice
    since 1995.

    Thousands of patients from 180+ countries have been benefited
    by Dr. Shah’s homeopathy

  • /homeopathic medicines case photos/

    “I have a rare privilege of treating all kinds of Americans from every corner of the US, including the past President’s family, Hollywood stars, scientists, university professors, and the like.”

    - Dr Rajesh Shah

Fatty Liver Disease

Dr. Rajesh Shah

Fatty liver is a common condition of the liver due to modern life-style, food, and drink habits. Collection of fats in liver cells is called fatty liver. This condition is also called steatosis hepatis or steatorrhoeic hepatosis.

Fatty liver by itself though abnormal, is a relatively harmless condition. Liver is the largest organ in the human body. It plays a vital role in keeping the biochemical balance intact. You should first know some normal functions of liver to understand how this disease affects it.

Under normal conditions, your liver creates optimal nutrition for all the 50 trillion odd cells in your body. Different roles played by the liver are:

  • Production of bile - which is necessary for proper digestion. Bile salts emulsify fats and improve digestion. Also, when fat soluble vitamins A,D, and K are dissolved in bile, they are absorbed better. A good measure of toxic substances are produced in the body daily. Many of these are only fat soluble. These are dissolved in bile and finally emptied into the intestines to be thrown out as fecal matter. Liver thus helps in elimination of toxic byproducts from the body by producing bile.
  • Production of many clotting factors and proteins from amino acids which are important for every process of healing, repair and cell growth.
  • It is the largest storehouse of many vitamins (A, D, K, B12), iron and minerals. Liver also converts all the B-Complex vitamins into their active forms. Every nutrient, be it vitamins, minerals or amino acids, are converted into their biologically active forms by the liver. Nutrients in foods and supplements are never in their active, absorbable form; liver makes them active thus making them available for body functions.
  • Liver has huge stores of energy. It produces glucose from different sugars in our diet and stores it in the form of glycogen.
  • It buffers any major fluctuations in glucose levels by converting glycogen to glucose when glucose levels are low and vice-versa when glucose levels are high.
  • It is vital in removal of old, worn-out red blood cells from circulation.
  • The thyroid hormone T4 is converted into its more potent form T3 within the liver
  • Detoxification of body is a major function. Chemicals, industrial pollutants, metabolic wastes from junk food, drugs, insecticide residues, alcohol, etc. are some of the dangerous toxins eliminated through our liver.

Got Question? Get answers to all your questions from our doctors. Send in your query here

 

What is Fatty Liver?

 

Fatty liver has large amounts of fats (triglycerides) accumulating within the liver cells. Excess aggregation of fats within small hepatocytes swells them up and occasionally whole liver is enlarged enough for feeling it.

Fatty liver can be a harbinger of more troublesome conditions. Steatosis simply means collection of fat vacuoles within the liver cells (hepatocytes).
Alcohol and obesity are two leading causes of fatty liver worldwide. Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) and Alcoholic Fatty Liver (AFL) are entities by themselves. Obesity plus other non-alcoholic conditions comprise Non Alcoholic Liver Disease (NALD).

When these fat cells cause inflammation of the liver tissues, it's called steatotic hepatitis and it is of notable concern. Both alcohol as well as other conditions causing major biochemical changes in our bodies can cause steatotic hepatitis. When this condition is due to reasons other than alcohol, it's denoted by the term Non-Alcoholic Steatotic Hepatitis or more commonly as NASH.

Fatty liver when inflamed, can over a period of time cause scarring and fibroses of the liver. This condition called cirrhosis[Link to https://www.askdrshah.com/liver-cirrhosis.aspx] is serious and has serious side-effects if left unchecked.

Question here is, do you need to worry about Fatty Liver? 

Read more about fatty liver in our blog: Do I Need to Worry About Fatty Liver?

 

Stages (Grades) of Fatty Liver

 

Fatty liver as mentioned is not a critical condition, its stages of development are divided in grades:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3

Grade 1 and grade 2 of fatty liver can be controlled with proper medication.

Causes of Fatty liver

Why fatty liver occurs, is unknown. A fatty diet or overeating by itself never results in a fatty liver. The fat may come from increased absorption from the intestines or from elsewhere in the body. But, putting it generally, the liver loses its capacity to eliminate fats deposited within it.
Yet, 70% of persons suffering from NASH are found to be obese.

Some common causes of NASH are:

  1. Metabolic syndromes Apart from alcohol, there are many conditions that cause an imbalance in the body's metabolic capacity
  2. Diabetes
  3. High blood pressures (hypertension)
  4. High blood cholesterol
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Glycogen storage disease
  7. Congenital disorders like Wolman's disease
  8. Congenital diseases like Wilson's disease which affects copper levels
  9. Weber-Christian disease affecting nutrient absorption.
  10. Galactosemia - a disorder which affects the way milk is metabolized in the body.
  11. Infections like tuberculosis and malaria.

Nutritional causes

  1. Severe malnutrition
  2. Obesity
  3. Sudden rapid weight loss
  4. Surgeries performed to reduce obesity - gastric bypass surgery, jejuno-ileal bypass, etc.

Drugs

  1. Corticosteroids
  2. Valproic acids (used in epileptic patients)
  3. Medications for heart conditions like irregular heartbeats and high blood pressures e.g. amiodarone; diltiazem.
  4. Sedatives
  5. Tamoxifen - used in treating breast cancer.
  6. Methotrexate
  7. Anti-retroviral drugs (indinavir)
  8. Overdose of Vitamin A.
  9. In extreme cases, amiodarone and methotexate can cause cirrhosis.

Other

  1. Toxins from food stuffs like
  2. Rancid peanuts - aflatoxins are extremely toxic
  3. Mushroom poisonings
  4. Phosphorus from environment

Risk factors for Fatty liver

Your chances of developing fatty liver are high if you are:

  • Obese (overweight)
  • Alcoholic
  • Suffering from high blood pressures which often fluctuate or are on long-term medications for the same
  • Having high cholesterol levels  

Symptoms of Fatty liver

Mild Fatty liver is usually asymptomatic. It is detected incidentally during routine tests performed. However, some persons can have symptoms which are often vague.

  1. Malaise - or a feeling of severe discomfort, making the person want to rest
  2. Fatigue - even with moderate exertion
  3. Fullness and heaviness in the abdomen, more in the right upper corner
  4. Occasionally, the liver maybe painful on pressure.

However, with fatty liver unchecked can progress into cirrhosis. which is life-threatening. Thereafter, features of liver failure present themselves.

  1. Yellowish discoloration of skin (jaundice), dark colored urine.
  2. Weight loss
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Loss of appetite

Mild to moderate reddish discolorations just below the superficial skin layers which blanch on pressure (spider naevi)

  1. Abdominal dissension (due to increased fluid in the abdomen - ascites)
  2. Easy bleeds from small trauma
  3. Blood doesn't clot soon enough
  4. Fine to moderate tremors of the fingers
  5. Flapping tremors of the hands (asterexis)
  6. Itching in hands and legs which gradually spread all over the body
  7. Veins in legs, abdomen, seem engorged and distended
  8. Giddiness
  9. Poor memory, poor concentration, dullness of thoughts, mental confusion » this is an emergency (encephalopathy)!
  10. Depression
  11. Loss of sexual interest

Ask about your ailment directly to Dr. Shah. Send in your query here.

Diagnosis of Fatty liver

Commonly, the diagnosis is incidental. Some tests which identify the disorder are: 

  1. Ultrasound (Ultrasonography): A painless, non-invasive test, when performed by an experienced personnel, it can accurately identify fatty liver. The liver size can be measured and this test can be valuable in grading the improvement.
  2. Liver Function Tests: Abnormal levels of liver enzymes in the blood identify as well as provide a deeper understanding of the cause of fatty liver. This test also provides insight into the efficacy of treatment and the improvement to be expected.
  3. Computed Tomography Scan (CT scan): non-invasive. Measures internal organs accurately and in detail by the use of X-rays.
  4. MRI: Also non-invasive. Uses radio waves in a magnetic field to scan the structures of internal organs.

Tips for prevention of Fatty liver

  1. Say No To Alcohol: If you have started having alcohol, try not to have more than two pegs in a week.
  2. Quit Smoking: Smoking can cause many biochemical and hemodynamic changes which make you more vulnerable to liver damage.
  3. Control Weight Gain: 70% of persons suffering from NASH are found to be obese.
  4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Found to be promising in preventing fatty liver. Found in natural sources like walnuts, fish oils (cod, salmons), and flaxseed oils.

Too much to read? Get expert opinion directly from our doctors. Just send us your query here.

Treatment of Fatty liver

Conventional treatment
There is no standardized treatment for fatty liver. Treating the underlying cause can easily reverse the abnormal changes in the liver, provided, it is early in the disease.
Some common measures that improve fatty liver are:

  • Exercise and weight loss programs: Obese patients have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more. A realistic weight loss program should try reducing the BMI by two units of the existing one. Aerobic exercises are best suited to burn off fat. However, one should bear in mind that for long term success, it is not the intensity of the workout, but the sustenance that matters.
  • Control cholesterol levels.: Besides regular workouts, a healthy approach to avoid consumption of saturated fats in diet can reverse fatty liver. Cholesterol lowering medications used in adjunct to exercise can reverse fatty liver.
  • Control Diabetes: Effective management of sugar levels with life-style changes, medications and insulin can stop further advancement of fatty liver into something serious like cirrhosis or liver failure.
  • Avoid harmful substances.: Certain drugs, alcohol, junk foods etc. are better avoided when once diagnosed with fatty liver. Talk to your doctor regarding medications that can cause fatty liver. Chances are he can suggest better alternatives.

Homeopathic treatment for Fatty liver

Homeopathy addresses the underlying causes behind fatty liver, improves liver functions and reduces the symptoms as well as modifies the disease process. Fatty liver is partly reversible condition if treated in the early stages. In later stages, it can help to improve the liver functions. Well chosen homeopathic medicines can help control and reduce Fatty liver disease. Homeopathy is recommended for cases of Fatty Liver.

Get answers to all the questions regarding your ailment. Just send us your query here.

Do you feel tired, facing weight loss & loss of appetite, or suffer soreness & aches in muscles? You should read about Hepatitis A.
Also read about other diseases here: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Cirrhosis.

Other Diseases Case Photos

Results may vary from person to person

Other Diseases Videos

Results may vary from person to person

ORDER TREATMENT ONLINE

Our Homeopathy treatment is now just a few clicks away.

Learn More...
Select your disease (s)
(Treatment for additional diseases charged at 50%)































payment option icons 
Site Seal
Find out the chances
of cure
(Free)
Curability Test