How can I reverse a fatty liver?

Fatty liver is also known as hepatic steatosis. It happens when fat builds up in the liver. Having small amounts of fat in our liver is normal, but too much can become a health problem.

Causes of fatty liver disease

  • Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to the accumulation of fat in the liver cells.
  • Conditions like obesity, and type 2 diabetes can lead to insulin resistance, causing the liver to accumulate excess fat.
  • Consuming a diet high in refined carbohydrates, sugars, and saturated fats can contribute to the development of fatty liver.
  • Elevated levels of triglycerides in the blood can contribute to the development of fatty liver.

Following are the ways to manage fatty liver

Healthy Diet

We should eat whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes to increase fiber consumption, and should limit the intake of foods high in saturated and trans fats, such as fried foods, processed snacks, and certain baked goods.

Weight Management

We should not aim for rapid weight loss as it sometimes exacerbates fatty liver and should go for gradual weight loss through a combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Diabetes management

Diabetic patients should be regular with medicines and lifestyle changes suggested by the doctor.

Limit Alcohol Consumption

If alcoholic fatty liver disease is a concern then it is essential to either eliminate alcohol consumption or limit it.

Stay hydrated

Drinking plenty of water can help keep you hydrated and also improve the health of your liver.