What is steatosis

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  • steatosis
  • Symptoms of fatty liver
  • How is the treatment of fatty liver



  • steatosis

    Steatosis - it is non-infectious liver disease, which is accompanied by the deposition of fat in the liver cells (hepatocytes).


    Among the reasons that cause these disorders are the following:

    • alcoholism
    • excessive intake of fat in their diet or excess accumulation in the blood due to various metabolic disorders
    • endocrine diseases
    • the impact of toxic substances to the liver, some of the microorganisms.

    What is steatosis
    Steatosis is caused by excess fat in revenue
    liver (liver overload edible oils), or due to violation of
    removing fat from the liver. Violation of removing fat from the liver
    It occurs when reducing the amount of substances involved in the processing
    fat (protein lipotropic factors) and excess free fat
    are deposited in the liver cells.



    Symptoms of fatty liver

    Patients with steatosis complaints usually do not show. More often,
    steatosis revealed in abdominal ultrasound, which is conducted to the patient
    for other indications. illness flow erased, slow-progressive.
    With the passage of time there are constant dull pain in the right
    hypochondrium, nausea, vomiting, abnormal stools. Patients concerned about
    weakness, headache, dizziness, fatigue during physical
    load. Very rarely observed hepatotoxicity with severe clinical
    Picture: severe pain, weight loss, itching, bloating. Course of the disease
    usually not severe. If steatosis is not treated and continue to
    eating fatty foods, overeating, weight increase, it
    can turn into chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis with all
    consequences.



    How is the treatment of fatty liver

    Assigned to a diet with a high content of protein, reduced fat,
    especially refractory animal. Appointed a multivitamin,
    drugs "gepatoprotektory" (protecting the liver) - Heptral, phosphogliv,
    essentiale et al. Recommended sufficient physical activity. Necessary
    noted that treatment of fatty liver is usually long-term, not less than 2-3
    months, with the subsequent control abdominal ultrasound, biochemical
    blood parameters. However, in the absence of changes in the image
    life, with continued elevated body weight, while non-diet,
    treatment of fatty liver may be ineffective and after
    end of treatment steatosis returns.

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