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:
- 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.
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
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.