Published on March 5, 2014
LIVER • Liver is an organ about the size of a football that sits just under your rib cage on the right side of your abdomen. • Without your liver, you couldn't digest food and absorb nutrients, get rid of toxic substances from your body or stay alive.
FATS • All of our organs contain some level of fat. • Fat cells are used for protection, and they are a great resource for storing extra energy. • If the amount of carried fat exceeding normal bounds, it is stored in the liver and in other various tissues. • The normal liver contains approximately 5% fat. • The other 95% of the liver is made up of liver cells named Hepatocytes, which are responsible to do all the work of the liver.
FATTY LIVER DEFINITION • When the amount of fat is beyond 10%, some healthy liver cells are replaced by the fat cells, which ultimately results a Fatty Liver.
FATTY LIVER DISEASE (FLD) • It is a reversible condition wherein large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells into intracytoplasmic vacuoles.
Microscopic View By Trichrome Stain Intracytoplasmic Vacuoles Triglyceride Fat
TYPES • There are two main types of fatty liver: – Alcoholic fatty liver. – Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD).
ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE • Chronic alcoholism can lead to a slow and progressive liver failure. • The first phase of an alcoholic liver diseases will probably be a Fatty Liver. • If the patient continued drinking , liver cells gradually die and being replaced by scar tissue. • Excessive amounts of scar tissue can lead to a liver failure and/or Cirrhosis.
NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE (NAFLD) • Food habits: eating high-fat concentrated, fried food with high cholesterol; “fast food”; sugar rich snacks. • Lack or very low physical activity. • Being overweight or obese.
SYMPTOMS • Fatty liver symptoms are nearly non-existent. • It is usually “hidden” and unnoticeable in most cases, until a routine blood test detects some signs of it. • The livers size is usually enlarged, and might cause a obscure discomfort in the right upper stomach.
TESTS FOR FATTY LIVER • Only Two Major Tests are done to Analyse Fatty Liver : – Liver Function Blood Test – Fatty Liver Ultrasound
LIVER FUNCTION BLOOD TEST
ALBUMIN TEST • Albumin – This is the core protein created by the liver, that passes into the bloodstream. – Normal levels of albumin is between 3.4 to 5.4 deciliter. • A/G ratio – The ratio of albumin to globulins. – Normal levels of A/G is below 1 deciliter.
BILIRUBIN TEST • Direct Bilirubin (unconjugated bilirubin) – passes through the liver. Normal level of direct bilirubin is between 0 to 0.3 deciliter. • Indirect Bilirubin (conjugated bilirubin) – doesn’t pass through the liver. Normal level of Indirect bilirubin is between 0 to 0.3 deciliter. • Total Bilirubin – this is the total amount of direct + indirect bilirubin. Normal level of total bilirubin is between 0.3 to 1.9 deciliter
FATTY LIVER ULTRASOUND
RESULTS HEALTHY LIVER • It shows a typical healthy liver, at normal size, and with no signs of a liver disorder. FATTY LIVER •You can actually see the fat that covers the liver (the black area).
NATURAL TREATMENT • Ayurvedic Medicine • Lemon Juice • Dandelion
AYURVEDIC MEDICINE • Phyllanthus niruri-கீழாெநலல • Eclipta prostrata-காிசலாங்கண்ணி • Curcuma longa-மஞ்சள்
LEMON JUICE • Lemon juice is rich of Vitamin C, which is an excellent antioxidant. • As an antioxidant, it can cleanse your blood from various toxins.
DANDELION • The main part of this herbal plant is the effect its leaves and root have on the liver. • These compounds help the liver to stimulate digestion, and can increase bile production and flow to the liver.
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