Fatty Liver Remedies You Can Try Today

Fatty Liver Remedies You Can Try Today

Fatty liver disease, also known as hepatic steatosis, is characterized by an abnormal buildup of fat in the liver cells. If left untreated, this disorder might have major health consequences.

While conventional therapies for fatty liver disease are available, natural remedies can also play an important part in treating the illness.

What Causes Fatty Liver?

Causes-Fatty-Liver

The major cause of fatty liver is fat buildup in the liver cells as a result of the liver’s inability to adequately break down and digest lipids. Obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, insulin resistance, diabetes, and certain drugs are all factors that contribute to the development of fatty liver.

Fatty liver disease is classified into two types: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD). NAFLD is not related to high alcohol intake, but alcoholic fatty liver disease is caused by excessive alcohol consumption.

Symptoms of Fatty Liver

In the early stages of fatty liver disease, there are generally no obvious symptoms. Individuals may suffer symptoms such as:

  • Weakness 
  • Weariness 
  • Stomach pain
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite

Home Remedies for Fatty Liver

While pharmacological therapies for fatty liver disease are available, natural remedies can also help with its management and reversal. Here are some home cures for improving liver health and reversing fatty liver disease:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is well-known for its multiple health advantages, including its potential to support liver health and assist in weight loss. It aids in the reduction of fat buildup in the liver and promotes healthy liver function. 

To add apple cider vinegar to your regimen, put 1 teaspoon into warm water and drink it twice a day.

2. Green Tea

Green tea contains antioxidants and catechins, which help improve liver function and decrease fat formation in the liver. It also aids in the detoxifying processes of the body. 

Drink 2-3 cups of green tea every day to get the liver-protective effects.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric, a natural healer, promotes fat digestion and reduces fat storage in the liver. Curcumin, its main ingredient, has significant antioxidant qualities that aid in liver detoxification and promote healthy liver function. 

To reap the advantages of turmeric, combine 1 teaspoon of powder with a glass of milk and drink it every day.

4. Papaya

Papaya

Individuals suffering from liver illness should consume papaya. Papaya seeds and pulp both aid in the breakdown of dietary lipids and the prevention of their buildup in the liver. 

Grind the seeds and drink them with water, or simply eat a piece of papaya fruit.

5. Daily Exercise

Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for liver illnesses such as fatty liver. Regular exercise can help lower the risk of fatty liver disease and improve overall liver health. 

On most days of the week, aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate to high-intensity aerobic activity, as well as frequent strength training activities.

6. Limit Alcohol Consumption

It is critical to minimize or prevent alcohol use if you have alcoholic fatty liver disease. Alcohol is a primary cause of liver damage and can aggravate the symptoms of fatty liver disease. 

If you are having difficulty quitting alcohol, get professional assistance or enroll in an alcohol recovery program.

7. Healthy Diet

A balanced diet is critical for treating fatty liver disease. Reduce your intake of saturated and trans fats, as they might lead to the development of fatty liver. 

Choose unsaturated fat-rich meals, such as omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, flaxseeds, and chia seeds. For liver function and regulate blood sugar levels, include lots of fruits, vegetables, and high-fiber foods in your diet.

When to Seek Medical Help?

While home remedies might help manage fatty liver disease, it is critical to see a doctor for a complete diagnosis and treatment plan. Seek emergency medical assistance if you have considerable weight loss, nausea, stomach discomfort, swelling in the legs or abdomen, weakness, disorientation, or yellowing of the skin and eyes. 

These symptoms might suggest severe fatty liver disease or other underlying liver disorders that necessitate medical attention.

Conclusion

A combination of lifestyle adjustments and natural therapies can effectively control and reverse fatty liver disease. Home treatments such as apple cider vinegar, green tea, turmeric, papaya, regular exercise, reduced alcohol intake, and a good diet help enhance liver health and minimize fat accumulation in the liver. 

However, it is critical to seek the advice and diagnosis of a healthcare expert, especially if you are experiencing substantial symptoms or have underlying health issues.

Remember that consistency and a comprehensive strategy are essential for successfully controlling and reversing fatty liver disease. Adopting healthy practices can help to improve liver health and general well-being.

If you enjoyed this article, you may also want to read this article on Fatty Liver Diet Guide.

*This information is not intended to serve as a substitute for professional medical or dietary advice tailored to individual needs.

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