Fatty Liver Ayurvedic Treatment

This is the condition in which extra fat is deposited in liver and in most cases, there may not be any symptoms. Fatty liver in some people is a very dangerous problem causing liver damage. The amount of fat more than 5-10% of weight of liver is considered as steatosis. The disease may be alcohol induced or non-alcohol induced. Serious cases passes through 3 stages- inflammation of liver tissues, scar tissue formation and cirrhosis of liver. 

Signs and symptoms

 In most cases, the signs and symptoms develop only after the manifestation of cirrhosis which include pain and heaviness over upper right side of abdomen, nausea, edema over legs and abdomen, yellowish discolouration of eyes and skin, general weakness, confusion etc. 

Ayurvedic analysis 

 Udara (abdominal disorders) is the condition described in Ayurveda with several sub-types. One among those is yakrt udara (abdominal disease caused by problems in liver). The person often experiences poor appetite, digestive issues, nausea, abdominal fullness, pain and tenderness over the right upper part of abdomen, constipation or diarrhoea, gas trouble etc. chronic cases will develop udakodara (fluid filled abdomen) which is a medical emergency. 

Causative factors (Ayurveda)

 Incompatible food, accustomed to heavy/ oily/ spicy food, alcohol, altered food pattern, etc causes agnimandya (decreased power of digestion) due to vitiation of pitta and kapha. Those having medodushti (vitiated fat tissue), sedentary lifestyle etc are prone to develop this condition. 

Possible complications

 Liver cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer etc are the major complications of fatty liver. 

Other systemic diseases and precautions to be taken

 People with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnoea, insulin resistance, under certain medication (eg: steroids) etc are more susceptible for developing fatty liver. 

Management

 The principle of management is improving agni, removing srotorodha and ama, as well as reducing medas, kapha and pitta with the help of internal medications. Virechana (purgation therapy), raktamoksha (blood-letting) and vasthi (enema with suitable drugs) are the major treatment procedures. 

Diet

 Include more whole grains, green and leafy vegetables, fruits, milk, etc in diet. Avoid the consumption of heavy to digest food items, spicy and very hot food, curd etc. 

Exercise

Mild to moderate exercise is recommended to practice on a regular basis as per the instructions of physician. Yoga, meditation and pranayama are also beneficial. 

Preventive aspects

  • Maintain healthy body weight.
  • Eat healthy nutritious food.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Limit the consumption of alcohol, oily and heavy to digest food.

Importance of diet

 Strict dietary restriction is mandatory to get relief from the symptoms as well as regaining normal digestive power. Follow the instructions of the physician during and after treatment. 

Lifestyle

  • Follow the dietary guidelines of physician.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain healthy body weight. 
  • Avoid alcohol consumption.

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