Life Expectancy of People with Fatty Liver Disease

Life Expectancy of People with Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty Liver Disease is a condition wherein fat builds up in your liver. Your liver is the largest organ in your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. 

There are two main types of Fatty Liver Disease:

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Alcoholic fatty liver disease also called alcoholic steatohepatitis

What Is Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)?

NAFLD is a type of fatty liver disease that is not related to heavy alcohol use. There are two kinds:

  • Simple fatty liver – wherein you have fat in your liver but little or no inflammation or liver cell damage. The simple fatty liver typically does not get bad enough to cause liver damage or complications.
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) – is when you have inflammation and liver cell damage, as well as fat in your liver. Inflammation and liver cell damage can cause fibrosis, or scarring, of the liver. NASH may lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer.

What Is Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

Alcoholic fatty liver disease is caused by heavy drinking. Alcohol is broken down in your liver, so it can be removed from your body. Its breakdown can, however, produce harmful substances. The substances can weaken your body’s natural defenses, damage liver cells, and cause inflammation. Alcohol damages the liver if you drink too much of it. The earliest stage of alcohol-related liver disease is alcohol-related fatty liver disease. Afterward, alcoholic hepatitis develops, followed by cirrhosis.

Who Is At Risk For Fatty Liver Disease?

Obesity

Researchers do know that it is more common in people who:

  • Have obesity 
  • Have type 2 diabetes
  • Have high levels of fats in the blood, such as cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have certain infections, such as hepatitis C
  • Have been exposed to some toxins
  • Are Hispanic, followed by non-Hispanic whites
  • Are middle-aged or older
  • Take certain drugs, such as corticosteroids and some cancer drugs

What Are The Treatments For Fatty Liver Disease?

Weight loss is recommended for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver. The reduction of fat in the liver, inflammation, and fibrosis can be achieved through weight loss. The doctor might recommend stopping taking a certain medicine if they think it is the cause of your NAFLD. Make sure you consult your doctor before stopping the medication. You may need to stop taking the medicine gradually and switch to another medication instead.

For the treatment of alcohol-related fatty liver disease, it is best to stop drinking alcohol. If you need help doing that, you may want to see a therapist or participate in an alcohol recovery program. Some medicines can help, either by reducing your cravings or making you feel sick if you drink alcohol.

Using HCG Diet

Using HCG for Weight Loss to Treat Fatty Liver Disease

Using HCG results in more than just weight loss. Patients who follow the diet will experience the following:

  • Greater retention of muscle mass
  • Increased burning of unwanted fat
  • Slimmed-down hips, abdomen, upper arms, neck, and buttocks
  • Stabilized metabolism

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and eating habits will prolong the benefits of a diet program. HCG diet patients tend to find it easier to maintain a healthy weight after the diet due to the fat loss and metabolism stabilization that makes it easier to live a healthy lifestyle. The diet may even result in some additional weight loss. 

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