Why is Fatty Liver Important?
Accumulation of more fat than normal in the liver is called 'fatty liver'. More than normal fat means that at least five out of every 100 liver cells are fatty, or at least 5% of the weight of the liver is fat.
Fatty liver can occur acutely and chronically. While acute fatty liver develops secondary to acute fatty liver of pregnancy, Reye's syndrome and some drugs, chronic fatty liver develops due to alcohol, obesity, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, jejunoileal bypass, protein calorie malnutrition, total parenteral nutrition, chronic hepatitis C, Wilson's disease. It develops secondary to causes such as inflammatory bowel diseases and AIDS.
Since fatty liver disease, which occurs in people who do not drink alcohol or use it very little, is not related to alcohol use, it is called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is one of the most common diseases of the liver today. Its incidence in the entire population is approximately 30%, and it is thought to be the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and subsequent liver transplantation in the coming period. Today, in parallel with the increasing frequency of obesity in the world, the frequency of fatty liver is also increasing. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease can progress from simple steatosis to steatohepatitis, advanced fibrosis, cirrhosis and liver cancer on the basis of cirrhosis.
Fatty liver disease usually occurs with an increase in liver blood tests (AST and ALT) performed for another reason or with the detection of fatty liver on ultrasound. In patients diagnosed with fatty liver, exercise (physical activity) and diet are the cornerstones of treatment. In addition, avoiding drugs and alcohol that damage the liver and controlling metabolic syndrome (hypertension, diabetes, high blood fats, obesity) are other precautions.
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