A fatty liver contains an excessive amount of fat and the normal
healthy liver tissue is partly replaced with areas of unhealthy
fats. In such a liver, the liver cells and the spaces in the liver
are filled with fat so the liver becomes slightly enlarged and heavier.
The liver has a yellow greasy appearance. There may be discomfort
over the liver, which is situated in the right upper abdominal area.
It is often possible to see the excess fat in the liver in an ultrasound
scan of the liver. There may also be elevation of the liver enzymes. Blood
tests may show that you have mild inflammation in your liver. An ultrasound
of the liver can show a fatty liver or an enlarged liver.
Generally, there are no major symptoms; but, you may feel discomfort (at
the level of the liver), fatigue, and a general feeling of being unwell
- Feel very tired all the times
- have elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
in your blood
- have problems with your immune system
- Have a positive and healthy lifestyle
- Avoid eating food with high saturated fats
- Take food with high in fibre
- Try to lose weight gradually if you are overweight
- Do suitable and adequate exercise at least 4 times a week through
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid abdominal fat.