Fatty Liver: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options as well as Disease Prevention

Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver

A healthy liver detoxifies the body and breaks down fat. "When we develop fatty liver (hepatic lipidosis), this means that the normal liver cells are gradually filled with fat. These abnormal cells can no longer function to perform the liver's work efficiently and, over time, the liver cells may be destroyed. As liver cells die, they are replaced with scar tissue.

As the liver function gradually decreases, we begin to show signs of liver disease.


  • Obesity: People suffering from this disease are typically obese and sedentary.

  • Metabolic disorders, such as thyroid dysfunction and diabetes mellitus may also cause fatty liver problems.

  • Toxin exposure (usually long-term): Often the liver is subjected to toxic injury from ingesting mycotoxins (from seeds), aflatoxins, plant toxins, and a variety of chemicals (cleaning products, aerosols, deodorizers, insecticides, pesticides) used in the home environment.
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  • Heredity

  • Infectious diseases

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