Symptoms of fatty liver to be aware of (Image via Pexels/IKarolina Grabowska)

Symptoms of Fatty Liver: Notable Signs You Have a Liver Disease

There are numerous persistent symptoms of fatty liver that can be concerning and require immediate medical attention.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become increasingly common around the globe, especially in Western nations. It is one of the most common types of chronic liver disease in the United States. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refers to a variety of liver conditions that impact people who drink little-to-no alcohol. The main characteristic of this disease is that too much fat is stored in the liver cells.


In this article, we will discuss the symptoms of fatty liver along with the best possible treatments.

What is Fatty Liver Disease?

Fatty liver disease is characterized by factors like obesity, insulin resistance, high levels of fat, and high blood sugar. These health problems can lead to the accumulation of fat in your liver that acts as toxins for your liver cells, causing liver inflammation.

There are certain conditions and diseases that can further increase the risk of getting nonalcoholic liver disease. Some foods can also contribute to fatty liver disease.


Signs and Symptoms of Fatty Liver

Here are some notable symptoms of fatty liver that you should be aware of:

  • Often symptoms of fatty liver disease tend to be asymptomatic and might include vague upper abdominal pain which is aching and dull. It might also lead to loss of appetite and nausea.
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease might also increase the chances of gastroesophageal reflux disease with signs such as regurgitation, belching, and heartburn.
  • Trouble eliminating or digestive is also one of the symptoms of fatty liver disease.

If the symptoms of fatty liver disease are persistent or two or more such symptoms are in conjunction with one another, then it is recommended to visit a medical professional.


Fatty Liver Symptoms on Skin

Fatty liver symptoms can also be shown on your skin, including skin itching, appearance of rashes around your mouth, rosacea, jaundice which causes the appearance of yellow skin and eyes, puffiness, and dark skin in the creases around your neck.

The reason behind these problems is that the liver is responsible for some important functions, including regulating blood sugar, breaking down toxins, preventing excess bleeding, and using nutrients in your food for your body.

The fatty liver symptoms in females are more or less similar to males, including red palms, ascites, jaundice, enlarged spleen, and enlarged blood vessels.

Regular exercise is one of the treatment for fatty liver disease (Image via Pexels/Ketut Subiyanto)

Best Treatment of Fatty Liver Disease

One of the most effective treatments for fatty liver disease is to lose weight through regular exercise and a healthy diet. It will help in addressing the variety of conditions that contribute towards this disease.

The aforementioned article discusses the symptoms of nonalcoholic fatty liver that you should be aware of. The diagnosis of this disease can be done through imaging procedures, blood tests, and liver tissue examination.


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