The liver is the largest organ of the body and is the most complex among all the other organs. It is responsible for the conversion of food into energy and in filtering hundreds of toxins needed to sustain life. When the liver malfunctions, the rest of the body is affected.
Fatty liver or also known as steatosis hepatitis is a condition where large triglyceride fat accumulates in liver cells usually seen in obese people and those who have type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, protein malnutrition, and in excessive alcohol intake. Most individuals with steatosis hepatitis are asymptomatic and discovery of the disease happens only after an abnormality in liver function test is observed.
Types of Fatty Liver
The collection of large amounts of fat in the liver is the main cause of steatosis hepatitis. So far, there are two classifications of fatty liver: One is developed due to the excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks, while the other one is developed in non-drinkers.
Fatty liver is sometimes associated with diseases that influences fat metabolism; however, it is difficult to make a distinction between alcoholic fatty liver diseases from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (non alcoholic steatosis hepatitis) in terms of their morphology.
Around 10% of those with alcoholic FLD most likely develop hepatocellular carcinoma while non-alcoholic FLD has yet to be quantified, although the association between the two has already been established.
Fatty Liver Cures and Natural Treatment
Fatty liver cures will depend on what really causes it. If the underlying cause is treated at an early stage, there is a huge chance that the process of steatosis hepatitis is reversed. Recent studies have shown that a natural cure for fatty liver includes taking some nutritional supplements such as:
- Omega 3 fatty acids found in some fish and plant oils are known to have several health benefits including improved insulin activity, aid patients with central nervous system dysfunctions and are good for the heart. A regular diet containing omega-3 fatty acids will help reduce the level of liver fat and is especially efficient for non-alcoholic FLD.
- Southern Ginseng or Jiaogulan is an herb used in Chinese medicine as one of the effective home remedies for fatty liver and treatment of various illness. It helps reduce cholesterol level and blood coagulation and is very helpful in the development of healthy cells.
- Milk thistle herb containing the active ingredient Silymarin helps improve liver health. It protects the liver from injury, retrains liver fibrosis, and increases liver cell regeneration. It also decreases cholesterol absorption specifically the bad cholesterol or LDL as well as triglycerides level.