#Fatty Liver Disease (#FLD)

FLD is a condition in which the liver cells accumulate abnormally increased amounts of fat. Excessive consumption of alcohol is a very common cause of Fatty Liver.

It is a reversible condition wherein large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via a process of abnormal retention of lipids within the cell.

IT IS A MULTI-FACTORIAL CONDITION. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CAUSES THAT CAN BE RELATED TO THE DEPOSITION OF FAT CELLS IN THE LIVER TISSUE. THE RELATED CAUSES ARE LISTED BELOW.

• Alcohol abuse for a prolonged period
• Drug reaction
• Nutritional deficiencies like malnutrition and total parenteral nutrition
• Weight loss
• Diverticulitis
• Hepatitis C
• AIDS
• Inflammatory bowel disease

Symptoms :
If NASH progresses to an advanced state, or Cirrhosis occurs, symptoms may result. Symptoms associated with advanced NASH may include:
• Fatigue
• Weight loss
• Weakness
• Pain in the upper right abdomen
• Mental confusion such as forgetfulness or trouble concentrating

Ayurveddic Treatment :

Ayurveda consider liver as the chief organ where fire principle or pitha is situated. Digestive fire (Pachakagni) manifest in seven forms called dhatwagnis. Food is converted into ahara rasa by pachakagni or digestive fire.

1. BHUMI AMLA:    Bhumi Amla has properties to clear pitta and provides benefits in digestive disorders like hyperacidity, inflammation and dysentery.

2. Picrorrhiza (kutki) and turpeth (nisoth) are also good medications prescribed for liver enlargement.

3. KATUKI:   Root taste feels bitter but has cooling, laxative, digestive, liver protective, anti- viral and anti-inflammatory properties.

4. MAKOY:   It has liver protective properties, helps in reducing alkaline phosphatase and in curing fatty liver.

5. PUNARNAVA:  It has great pharmacological properties as anti- oxidant and hepato-protective. The herb is also used to control diabetes.

6. The kantakari herb is helpful in the treatment of swelling of both the liver and the spleen, which is known as hepatosplenomegaly.

7. Gokulakanta herb is used for treatment of several liver problems including jaundice, hepatitis and derangement of the liver.

8. GARLIC: It is a member of lily family. It has various kind of vitamins and powerful sulfur containing compounds, helps in restoring liver damage and fatty liver as it helps in burning of fat.
Take 2-3 cloves of garlic in the morning or cut its pieces and add in cooking.