Fatty liver is common these days. It’s a chronic disease. Let’s learn how to keep the fat in the liver in control.
How to Get Rid of a Fatty Liver
When the fat content of a person’s liver exceeds 10 percent of its overall weight, this diseased condition is known as fatty liver. If this improper metabolism of fat in the liver is left unchecked, fatty cysts will develop that are irreversible. Alcoholism and obesity are two major causes of fatty liver, which can eventually lead to life-threatening cirrhosis of the liver.
Because the purpose of the liver is to remove toxins from the blood, a person cannot live without a liver. And unless the diseased liver is replaced with a newly transplanted organ, death from this condition is inevitable. Luckily, there are lifestyle changes that can be made to help get rid of a fatty liver.
Stop Alcohol Consumption
Eliminating the consumption of alcoholic beverages is key to getting rid of fatty liver. Rehabilitation programs and support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous can be instrumental in motivating to make this happen.
Another crucial lifestyle change to get rid of fatty liver is known as the fatty liver diet, removing oils and fats entirely from one’s daily food and beverage intake. Absolutely no butter or oils of any kind may be used in food preparation, with boiled foods having zero fat content the only foods allowed on this restrictive regimen.
It’s estimated that as many as one out of four Americans have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease caused by poor dietary choices that cause an imbalance of fats in the body that work at destroying the liver. It is widespread for people with diabetes to also suffer from a fatty liver.
If all fats and oils cannot be eliminated from dietary choices, at least opt to fashion a diet that is high in fiber, fresh fruits, and vegetables, with the maximum amount of vitamins and minerals and the lowest amount of calories and saturated fats. Fatty, fried foods, and virtually all fast foods cannot remain part of the diet if individuals hope to gain headway against a fatty liver condition.
Undertaking a consistent program of cardiovascular exercises to help burn fat from the body’s fat reserves can also assist in getting rid of fatty liver. Cardiovascular exercise, also called aerobic exercise, involves using the largest muscles in the body.
In addition to lowering your blood pressure and helping you lose weight, cardiovascular exercise is the quickest way to burn off fat calories that are causing the problem in fatty liver disease. If you have been diagnosed with fatty liver, eliminating alcohol and all fats from your diet, and embarking on an aerobic exercise program may save your life.
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