Everything You Need to Know About Fatty Liver & it's Treatment
- The liver is the largest and one of the most vital organs of the human body. It helps in processing the nutrients from food and drinks and filters toxic substances from the blood.
- Some fat always remains inside the liver, but if the fat goes nearly 5% to 10% of the liver weight, it can generate severe complications. Liver inflammation can result due to too much deposition of the fat in it.
- Obesity, Insulin resistance, high blood sugar, a high-fat diet with no or limited physical activities, elevated blood lipids, especially triglycerides, alcohol use, and liver infections are the leading causes of fatty liver disease.
- Swollen belly, yellowish skin, eyes, fatigue, tiredness in the body, vomiting sensation, indigestion, and pain or discomfort in the upper right abdomen are the main symptoms of fatty liver. Still, an ultrasonography scan (USG) confirms the diagnosis of fatty liver. Prakash Nethralaya follows a holistic approach to provide effective relief in all these symptoms with Fatty Liver Treatment in Ayurveda.
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver and Alcoholic fatty liver are the two clinical subtypes of the disease.
- Ayurveda describes the liver as a site of Pitta. Pitta in the liver helps in the proper digestion and energy transformation. Excess fat in the liver leads to vitiation of Pitta dosha leading to several symptoms. Vitiated Pitta leads to the formation of toxic material called 'Aam', which ultimately results in systemic complications.
- Ayurvedic treatment for fatty liver aims to correct the vitiated Pitta dosha. Vaman and Virechan are robust cleansing procedures for the liver. Various ayurvedic medicines for fatty liver like Kutaki, Bhumyamalaki, Triphala, Aloe vera, and many others ensure liver support and strengthening. Diet, yoga, exercise, and lifestyle maintain the normal functioning of the liver.
- Eat a nutrient-rich, plant-based, low-calorie, and low-fat natural diet. Exercise for 30-45 minutes a day is crucial for active metabolism.
- Altogether avoid the non-vegetarian diet, fried food, bakery food items, aerated cold drinks, fast food, and other processed foodstuffs.
- 30 ml aloe vera juice in the morning and 1 tsp of Triphala Choorna at night can be practised regularly to avoid fatty liver disease.
Symptoms of Fatty Liver
Yellowish Skin and Eyes
Fatigue and Tiredness
Pain or Discomfort in the Upper Right Abdomen
Our Approach To Fatty Liver Treatment
Our Ayurveda doctors deeply explore all the clinical aspects of the patient. The patient's daily routine, diet pattern, and other lifestyle aspects indicate the disease's root cause. Accordingly, the doctor prepares the treatment plan based on the Ayurveda medicines, diet suggestions, and Panchakarma therapies for advanced cases. The disease is entirely curable, and it may take about six months to even a year for the complete cure of the disease. A patient with fatty liver can even consult over an online video consultation to conclude the exact prognosis and treatment line.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.