6 Myths About Fatty Liver Diseases

Fatty liver diseases treatment in Pune

A Fatty liver is characterized by an abnormal buildup of fat in the liver. Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a disorder caused by the liver becoming inflamed due to excess fat, is one possible outcome (NASH). In advanced cases, abdominal oedema and swollen blood vessels are common symptoms; these include tiredness and pain in the upper right abdomen. Several fallacies concerning fatty liver are debunked in this article Fatty liver diseases myths include the following:

  • In the case of fatty liver, only alcoholics are affected

Fatty liver may occur in anybody, although it is more frequent in alcoholics. In addition to alcohol, obesity, an improper diet, drugs, high cholesterol, diabetes, thyroid issues, and occasionally genetics all contribute to fatty liver.

  • Obese persons are more likely to have fatty liver disease.

Obesity, as previously stated, is a risk factor. ‘Lean NASH,’ a disorder characterized by fat in the liver, may occur in persons who are otherwise trim and trim.

  • This illness is more prevalent in the West than in India.

Fatal liver disease is on the rise across the globe and in India as well. A fatty liver affects around one-third of Indians.

  • It’s safer to drink wine and beer than whiskey.

It is the amount of alcohol consumed that causes liver damage. It doesn’t matter what kind of alcohol you drink. It’s like drinking poison mixed with water. People with a fatty liver should avoid drinking alcohol.

  • Fatty liver isn’t that big of an issue.

As many as 30 percent of individuals with fatty liver disease are at risk of developing cirrhosis, an irreversible liver disease. In addition, fatty liver is linked to a wide range of metabolic disorders, including diabetes and hypertension.

  • Fatty liver is a permanent condition.

Some fatty livers may proceed to NASH (Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) and eventually cirrhosis if they are not treated. Only cirrhosis is permanent. It is possible to reverse fatty liver/ NASH with lifestyle changes and medicines. Cirrhosis of the liver may only be treated with a transplanted liver.


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About Dr. Ujwal Zambare

Dr. Ujwal Zambare is the one of The Best Liver, Pancreas, Biliary Tract Diseases Surgeon in Pune. He is having 12 years of experience in the field of Gastro-intestinal surgery, oncology, minimally invasive surgery and Liver, Pancreas, Biliary tract surgery.

His core skills are Liver resection surgery, Acute and Chronic pancreatitis, Trauma surgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Complex Hernia Surgery Open/ Lap, Liver cancer. He has worked at various public and private hospital in Mumbai, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Pune.