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What is Fatty liver?

16:10 - 22 May , 2021


Is a pathology where there is an over-accumulation of fat in the liver, which causes inflammation and problems for its proper functioning. 

Potential causes and risks:

So far, two types of fatty liver have been described, the first is the result of high alcohol consumption, and the second not attributable to alcohol intake. In addition to alcoholism, there are other important potential risks, such as being overweight and obese, high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases, as well as the consumption of certain medications whose use for long periods can trigger this condition.

Signs and symptoms Fatty liver

Usually, fatty liver disease does not show any symptoms until it is in a more advanced stage. When this happens, some signs may appear such as pain in the upper right area of the abdomen, fatigue, apathy, and weight loss.

Diagnosis and treatment Fatty liver

To make an accurate diagnosis, it is necessary to review your medical history, know your eating habits, your level of alcohol consumption, and the medications you take. In addition to this and to confirm the diagnosis, your doctor may order blood tests and a liver biopsy.

The treatment to be followed will largely depend on the cause and the stage of the disease. If the cause is attributed to high alcohol consumption, treatment will focus on reducing or eliminating alcohol intake. In any case, changes in your diet and exercise will be recommended to help you lose weight and prevent the condition from progressing. 

At the Nutrition & Obesity Center we offer you comprehensive care according to your needs to help you have a healthy lifestyle, control your weight, change your body composition, prevent and manage associated diseases, as well as improve your physical and sports performance.

We have specialized schemes for accelerated and sustained weight loss under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team, based on safe and scientifically supported methods.


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