Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a term used to describe the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol.
Obesity is also associated with liver damage. Over time, damage to the liver results in scarring (cirrhosis), which can lead to liver failure, a life-threatening condition.
If you are overweight or obese, do what you can to gradually lose weight -- no more than 1 or 2 pounds a week. Eat a balanced and healthy diet and get regular exercise. Limit high-carb foods such as bread, rice, potatoes, and corn. And cut down on drinks with lots of sugar like sports drinks and juice.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease usually causes no signs and symptoms. When it does, they may include:
• Pain in the upper right abdomen
• Weight loss
Tests and procedures used to diagnose nonalcoholic fatty liver disease include:
a) Blood tests. Liver function tests, including tests of liver enzymes, may help your doctor make a diagnosis.
b) Imaging procedures. include
• Computerized tomography (CT) scan
• Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
c) Liver tissue testing. If it's suspected that you have a more serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, your doctor may recommend a procedure to remove a sample of tissue from your liver (liver biopsy). The tissue sample is examined in a laboratory to look for signs of inflammation and scarring.
No standard treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease exists.
• Instead, doctors typically work to treat the risk factors that contribute to your liver disease.
• For instance, if you're obese, nutritionist can help you to lose weight through diet, exercise and, in some cases, medications and surgery.
• Your doctor may recommend that you receive vaccinations against hepatitis A and hepatitis B to help protect you from viruses that may cause further liver damage.
Consult gerenal physician or nutritionist at Aadil Hospital for diet plan and medical treatmet.