Category: Alcoholic Liver Disease

How to Reduce the Chances of Fatty Liver Disease Naturally

Overview

Fatty liver is a condition or a disease of the liver in which fat build up in the liver and results in its inflammation. Consumption of over fat and alcohol results into fatty liver.

Symptoms of fatty LIver

The symptoms which give a clears picture of having fatty liver and requires attention are-

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Dull abdominal pain
  • Flatulence
  • Bloating
  • Blood sugar imbalance
  • Cramping
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Jaundice
  • Nausea

There are natural ways if followed will help to keep our liver healthy and free from the complications which can result in a damaged liver. Our lifestyle and dietary habits are very much counted to be responsible for fatty liver or other complications related to the liver.

Let us discuss the ways which can help to avoid Fatty Liver.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

  • Overweight is always unhealthy and a reason for many problems. When one continues with overeating, fried, and greasy food it leads to accumulation of fat on the liver. So one should always have a balanced diet which can avoid the fat accumulation and controls the body weight.

Body Detoxification

  • When one gets into direct contact of toxins- industrial chemicals,  certain medications, and even the food that we eat, than these toxins affect our body. It starts harming our liver and become a reason for fatty liver. Therefore one should keep oneself free from these toxins This can be done through detoxification.

Get Your Antioxidants

  • Intake of vitamins are very much required for  healthy working of the body. So one should take Vitamin E and C as both are good antioxidants and helps to promote liver health.

Try Herbal Medicine

  • Intake of too much of allopathic medicines can also harm our liver. Therefore one should move towards Ayurveda- natural and herbal products because it helps our body produce enzymes and boost immunity which help to flush out the toxins and keep our organs safe and strong.

stages of liver disease

Simple Home Remedies for Fatty Liver

Let’s discuss few of the home  remedies or the easily available things which helps in curing Fatty liver

Coffee to lower abnormal liver enzymes

  • Coffee is good to be consumed if you have fatty liver but in a limit. As it helps to lower down the abnormal liver enzymes.

Tofu(Soya Paneer)

  • Tofu is full of protein with very low fat. Therefore it helps to reduce the accumulation of fat on the liver.

Fish

  • Fish is a good source of omega-3 and fatty acid. Intake of it helps in decreasing the fat level of liver which eases the inflammation.

Oatmeal

  • Intake of oatmeal which is rich in carbohydrate give energy to the body. Its Consumption help in maintaining normal body weight.

Walnut

  • It is full of omega-3 and fatty acid and consumption of it improve the liver function.

Avocado

  • It has healthy fats and chemical which slows down the liver damage. Avocado is also rich in fiber which helps in maintaining normal weight.

Sunflower seeds-

  • These seeds are rich in vitamin E and have an antioxidant property which protects the liver from further damage.

Olive oil

  • This oil is rich in omega-3 and fatty acid and consumption of it lower downs the abnormal liver enzymes and controls and manages the weight.

Garlic

  • It is one of the most common spices used in every kitchen and it is overloaded with benefits. Its Consumption reduces the body weight and accumulation of fat on the liver. Thus it helps in treating fatty liver.

Green Tea

  • Intake of Green tea helps in reducing the accumulated fat and also improves the liver function. Green tea  lowers down the cholesterol and induces the sleep.

Papaya

  • It is a fruit which has the function of burning fat from the body. This fruit is having an anti-oxidant property which makes it useful in treating fatty liver. It can be taken as fruit.  The fried papaya seeds with lemon juice twice daily is very beneficial.

Lemon

  • It is a detoxifier which helps the liver in producing glutathione (enzyme). Lemon is a good source of vitamin C which in production of the enzyme required to overcome Fatty Liver. Consumed as lemon water.

Herbs which help in Fatty Liver

  • Turmeric is one of the most common and easily available herbs and spice in every kitchen. This herb is loaded with benefits therefore used in the treatment of many health issues. Turmeric Curcumin Longa has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant property also used as a detoxifier.
  • As per Ayurveda it also balances the vitiated Pitta Dosha. The properties  present in turmeric help in protecting the liver cells from the causes which leads to Fatty Liver. It can be consumed in any form- in cooking, added in milk, or in capsule form.

Indian Gooseberry/Amla

  • It is one the commonly found herb with antioxidant property and acts as a good detoxifier. It helps in maintaining and balancing the liver function. It can be used in powder form or can be eaten raw-3 to 4 daily. Mix 1 teaspoon of amla powder in a glass of lukewarm water and have it.

Golden Seal

  • Golden Seal is one of the best herb used for natural care of the Fatty Liver. This herb has the property of cleansing and purification. It is also helpful in problems related to digestion, UTI, and many more.  The dose of it depends on the factors like- age, health, and other conditions. Taken in powder form-1 teaspoonful twice daily with luke warm water.

Ginger / Adrak ( Zingiber officinale)

  • Ginger is again a commonly available spice of every kitchen. As per Ayurveda, it reduces the formation of Ama the toxins, which makes it beneficial in supporting overall health.
  • Ginger also has the properties which help in the protection of liver from damages like- degenerative liver and fatty liver. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-oxidative properties which makes it useful in fatty liver and other health ailments too.
  • It can be used  fresh in cooking or can be consumed in powder form-1 teaspoonful with normal water or as ginger tea, decoction.

Cinnamon

  • Cinnamon has anti-oxidative and detoxifying action which improves the level of enzymes, and anti-diabetic function which makes it beneficial in Fatty Liver. It can be used as a normal spice in cooking,  or as a herbal tea, decoction and in powder form- ½ tsp once in a day.

yoga for fatty liver

Yoga

  • Along with diet doing yoga on the regular basis helps in reducing the fat over liver and it is also good for overall health. Let us discuss the yoga asanas.

Kapalbhati Pranayam

  • Boost the health of the liver and protects from ailments like Fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, Jaundice, and Hepatitis.

Ardha Matsyendrasana

  • It gives strength and stimulates the liver also protects from fibrosis, apoptosis, stress, and inflammation.

Dhanurasana

  • This asana is very helpful in  case of Fatty liver. It strengthen, stretches and stimulates the liver. By doing this asana the accumulated fat will be used as energy.

Gomukhasana

  • It is very helpful in the case of Liver Cirrhosis. Practicing this asana will strengthen, stimulate and stretch the liver

Naukasana

Effective in treating Liver cancer. It also strengthens, stretches and stimulates the liver. Removes the harmful toxins from the liver.

Note

  • Intake of these herbs enriched with health benefits and following proper diet with yoga helps a lot to overcome the diseases of liver, especially Fatty Liver.

Treatment for Severe Liver Diseases with Ayurveda – Signs & Symptoms

Liver Problems – An Overview

As per the latest reports, liver diseases are emerging out to be the next major lifestyle disorder after hypertension and diabetes. In earlier times hepatitis B & hepatitis C served as the most common causes for liver diseases. But in the recent world, this is replaced by alcohol and other obesity related disorders. There is a surprisingly terrific rise of about 10 lakhs of new cirrhosis cases every year in India itself. Think. How huge the count will be, if we consider patients around the globe?

You will be wondered if you come to know about the fact that, hepato cellular carcinoma (liver cancer) is the second most common reason for the death due to malignancy in the world population. Some statistical studies show that liver cirrhosis will grab the 12th place for the leading cause of death in the world by 2020. Have you ever thought why there is an increase in demand for liver transplantation in the recent population?

Liver is a large organ found on the right side of the body, which helps to detoxify the chemicals & helps to metabolize the drugs. Proteins important for blood clotting are also generated by the liver.

Major Liver Problems

1. Hepatitis

Liver inflammations are usually regarded as hepatitis. It is classified as hepatitis A, hepatitis B & hepatitis C, based on the viruses causing the same. But it can also be sourced by other non infectious causes like drugs, allergic reactions, heavy drinking & obesity.

2. Cirrhosis

The dysfunctioning of liver caused by permanent scarring of the liver due to its long term damage is often termed as liver cirrhosis.

3. Liver Cancer

Hepato cellular carcinoma comes first among all types of liver cancer. It is often preceded by liver cirrhosis.

4. Liver Failure

The ceasation of liver function is termed as liver failure. Genetic diseases, drug inducing, infection & alcohol often contribute to this.

5. Ascites

Leakage of liver fluid to the belly causing distension & heaviness is called as Ascites. Cirrhosis is the main contributing factor.

6. Gall Stones

Deposition of calcium stones in the gall bladder resulting in liver draining, cholangitis (bile duct infection) and hepatitis.

7. Hemochromatosis

Iron deposition in the liver is termed as hemochromatosis. This may even leads to multiple organ failure in later stages.

8. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Permanent liver scarring in the biliary process, which causes its destruction, is known to be as primary biliary cirrhosis. This disorder is comparatively rare.

9. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Inflammation & scarring of bile ducts in liver is termed as primary sclerosing cholangitis. This condition is also rare with an unknown etiology.

Signs & Symptoms

The common signs & symptoms of liver diseases include :-

  • Jaundice
  • Pale, bloody or tar colored stools
  • Abdominal swelling & pain
  • Dark color urine
  • Swelling in ankles & legs
  • Itchy skin
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Tendency to bruise easily

Herbal Remedies to Improve Liver Function

Ayurveda gives liver an eminent place and considered it as the seat of metabolism. Liver is the base for pitta & raktha. Considering the fact that the country is battling with one of the major health concern, Planet Ayurveda put forwards some excellent herbal remedies to improve the liver functions.

1. Indian Echinacea

Kalamegh (Andrographis Paniculata) ‘King of Bitters’ – which is indigenous to India, is used widely to treat infections. It is well known for its immune boosting powers. The anti inflammatory property of kalamegh is used in the treatment of PFIC. The fruits, flowers and leaves are all packed with the essentials to fight against diseases. It is best used in respiratory tract infections & liver cirrhosis.

Dosage :- 2 capsules twice or thrice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

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2. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

It is a magical mixture of drugs which is excellent for liver and spleen function. Yakrit plihantak churna is a liver cleanser and helps to regenerate the liver cells. Hence it helps to avoid liver failure. The capability of the choorna to increase the bile production in turn enhances the liver function. The ingredients of yakrit plihantak churna includes :-

  • Bhumi Amla – Phyllanthus Niruri
  • Katuki – Piccorrhiza Kurrao
  • Makoy – Solanum Indicum
  • Punarnava – Boerhavia Diffusa
  • Kalmegha – Andrographis Paniculata
  • Kaasni – Cichorium Intybus
  • Sharapunkha – Tephrosia Purpurea
  • Bringaraj – Eclipta Alba

Yakrit plihantak churna is best in alcoholic liver diseases, fatty liver and in enlarged spleen.

Dosage :- ½ to 1 tsp full twice a day, with lukewarm water or fruit juice after meals.

3. Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules

The potent liver cleanser, phyllanthus niruri tablets is manufactured out from the standardized herbal extracts of the herb, bhumi amalaki (phyllanthus niruri). The antioxidant property and the antimicrobial activity of the drug enhance the liver function. The proven statistical study on phyllanthus niruri shows decrease in insulin resistance and reduction of fatty liver symptoms. It is considered to be the best drug for enlarged liver.

Dosage :- 2 capsules twice a day after food with lukewarm water.

4. Liver Detox Formula

As the name indicates, liver detox formula helps in liver detoxification. It helps to boost the natural defense system of the body. An enhancement of liver function heals poor digestion, bloating, hormonal irregularities & fatigue, as there is an increase in bile secretion. Besides the therapeutic effect, it also has liver failure preventive action if taken daily. The major ingredients of liver detox formula includes

  • Katuki – Iccorrhiza Kurrao
  • Punarnava – Boerhavia Diffusa
  • Kalamegh – Andrographis Paniculata
  • Makoy – Solanum Indicum
  • Kaasni – Chichorium Intybus
  • Biranjasipha – Achillea Millefolium – Yarrow
  • Jhavuka – Tamarix Galluca
  • Himsra – Capparis Spinosa
  • Haritaki – Terminalia Chebula

Hepatitis,cirrhosis, jaundice and all other liver disorders are well managed using liver detox formula. It is a guaranteed product of Planet Ayurveda, which will certainly improve your liver function. SGPT & SGOT are well balanced using liver detox formula.

Dosage :- 1 to 2 capsules twice a day with lukewarm water either half hour before food or half hour after the food.

After years of research, it is proved that phyllanthus niruri has hepato protective property and it helps to clear out the hepatitis virus. Also andrographis paniculata is enriched with power to reduce the elevated SGOT & SGPT levels.

The live care pack can be taken by any liver patient to improve its function, after consulting with your doctor. Regular alcoholics can also have this to improve the overall health & immunity.