Causes of Alcoholic fatty Liver Disease:
Fatty Liver is usually caused by excess alcohol consumption. Factors influencing chances of alcoholic fatty liver:
Iron overload-wilsons disease
Causes of Nonalcoholic fatty Liver Diseases:
Medicines such as corticosteroids, methotraxate,
Rapid weight loss
Pain right upper abdomen
If cirrhosis develops symptoms may be
Physician may notice enlarged liver during routine check up
Blood tests: during routine blood test enzymes may found to be increased.
Ultrasonography abdomen: It may be incidental finding on abdomen sonography
Liver biopsy: to confirm fatty liver diagnosis is confirmed by liver biopsy.
No specific treatment is available for fatty liver disease. Underlying diseases such as diabetes & hyperlipedemia should be treated.
Diet and life style changes for fatty liver are most important:
Reduce weight gradually; avoid refined carbohydrates such as bread, rice, corn, potatoes
Eat balanced diet
Increase physical activity
Avoid excess sugary drinks
Avoid unnesassary medications
Antioxidents, omega 3 fatty acids and probiotics
In severe cirrohosus liver transplant may be needed.