Fatty liver disease occurs as a result of the accumulation of fat in the liver, which is divided into two types; Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic fatty liver disease, and lifestyle changes that contribute to the treatment of fatty liver disease can be followed in both, and these changes include the following:
- Eat a healthy diet by reducing the consumption of sugar and salt, and increasing the consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Exercising regularly, as it helps to lose weight and reduce fat in the liver.
- Vaccinations for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza, and pneumococcal infection.
- Consult your doctor about the possibility of following other treatments, or taking supplements and vitamins.
In fact, there are no drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of fatty liver disease, and so far the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases has only proven the effectiveness of two drugs in the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which are pioglitazone (in English: Pioglitazone), which is used in the treatment of diabetes, and vitamin E, which It is considered an antioxidant, however, not all patients benefit from eating them, which requires consulting a doctor about the possibility of using them.
There are many studies that suggest taking some vitamins, herbs, and supplements that can help reduce the risk of developing the disease, unless you should consult your doctor about the possibility of taking them, including the following:
- Berberine: A study showed that patients who consumed 500 mg of it three times a day reduced the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by 52%, and also contributed to improving the patient’s insulin sensitivity. It should be noted that more studies are needed to prove its effectiveness.
- Omega-3 fatty acid: studies have shown that taking it helps improve liver health in children and adults with fatty liver disease, and it should be noted that the recommended dose for children is 500 to 1000 mg per day, and adults consume two to four grams in a day.
- Milk thistle: Studies have shown that using it alone, or with vitamin E, helps reduce insulin resistance, inflammation, and damage to the liver as a result of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
- ↑ “Fatty Liver Disease”, medlineplus.gov, 26-4-2017, Retrieved 10-4-2019. Edited.
- ↑ Wynne Armand (10-1-2019), “Fatty liver disease: What it is and what to do about it”, www.health.harvard.edu, Retrieved 10-4-2019. Edited.
- ↑ Franziska Spritzler (29-11-2016), “Fatty Liver: What It Is, and How to Get Rid of It”, www.healthline.com, Retrieved 10-4-2019. Edited.
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