BENGALURU: The alcohol-induced and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a major health issue, has been detected among 40 per cent of the urban population in the city with doctors blaming sedentary lifestyle for it.
The doctors blamed an urban lifestyle, stress, lack of physical exercise and unhealthy food habits for the increasing instances of fatty live. If this problem is neglected, it can lead to liver damage. Fatty liver is also a cause of liver problems in 40 per cent of the people. Excessive drinking is one of the causes of alcohol-induced fatty liver.
What is fatty liver disease?
Fatty liver disease is a common condition caused by the storage of extra fat in the liver. A healthy liver contains only a small amount of fat.
What are the characteristics of fatty liver?
- Accumulation of fat in the liver.
- Nosebleeds, hair loss and fever.
- Bleeding starts progressing in the gums as the days pass.
- Tiredness, fatigue, weight loss, nausea and vomiting.
- Can lead to jaundice.
- Abdominal pain.
- Swollen abdomen and legs.
How is fatty liver disease treated?
- Do not smoke or drink excessively.
- Avoid excessive consumption of oily substances.
- Physical exercise should be practised.
- Eat fresh vegetables.
- Broccoli, cauliflower, carrot and onion should be consumed more.
- Do not consume too much of packaged food.
“The common cause of fatty liver disease (steatosis) is excessive alcohol consumption. According to the study, 40 per cent of the urban population suffers from this disease. Generally, it is related to sedentary lifestyle or metabolic syndrome. People should exercise and consumption of oily food items should be minimum. Symptoms will not be visible in the early stages”, said Dr Sunil D Shenvi, Surgical Gastroenterology, Trustwell Hospitals.