September 04, 2023
“The best treatment against this condition is to lose weight. There are two types of fatty liver, one that does not have fibrosis with low risk of cirrhosis; and another with hepatic fibrosis with high probabilities of developing cirrhosis and liver cancer”, says Dr. Adelina Lozano, a leading gastroenterologist at our clinic, who explains in greater detail key aspects to understand this condition.
What is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and why does it occur?
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease occurs when there is more than 5% fat in the liver, as a result of overweight or obesity associated with high triglycerides, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or insulin resistance.
What types of foods are associated with this condition?
Fatty liver is associated with indiscriminate intake of carbohydrates (sugar, rice, potatoes, cookies, bread, noodles, sodas, etc.), in addition to a sedentary lifestyle.
What are its symptoms and how is it diagnosed?
Recommendations so that the fatty liver condition does not become more complicated:
These recommendations will not only avoid possible complications but will also reduce the risk of suffering liver cirrhosis.
Is liver fibrosis reversible?
Therefore, knowing whether the patient has fatty liver with fibrosis or not will allow the specialist to prescribe the most appropriate and effective treatment for each case.
Dr. Adelina Lozano
Gastroenterologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma