Foes To Liver Can Be Other Than Alcohol

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Drinking too much alcohol can cause a buildup of fat in your liver which may lead to scarring liver tissue. The more scarred a liver is, the less well it functions. But surprisingly fatty tissue can also build up in your liver if you drink little or no alcohol. This is known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). To get all the knowledge about this unfortunate happening read the following words.


The exact causes of NAFLD aren’t well understood. Researchers found some connection between the disease and insulin resistance. When your body develops insulin resistance, it means your cells don’t respond to insulin the way they should. As a result, an excessive amount of fat builds up in the liver. This can lead to inflammation and liver scarring. So it’s better to control diabetes to save your liver. To consult the best diabetologist in Karachi, Lahore, and other main cities of Pakistan to control your diabetes, visit Other risk factors for NAFLD include:

  • High cholesterol levels
  • High triglyceride levels
  • Use of corticosteroids
  • Pregnancy
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The nonalcoholic fatty liver disease usually causes no signs and symptoms and attacks you as a silent killer. Sometimes it manifests some clear signs. When it does, these may include:

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  • Enlarged liver
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in the upper right abdomen
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Enlarged and prominent blood vessels
  • Enlarged breasts in men
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Red palms
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes
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There is no specific medication or procedure to treat NAFLD. A hepatologist is a doctor who will treat this liver condition. You can find and consult with the best hepatologist in Lahore, Karachi and other main cities of Pakistan via He may recommend you several important lifestyle changes. These lifestyle alterations include:

  • Losing weight
  • Eating a diet made of mostly fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Exercising at least 30 minutes daily
  • Controlling your cholesterol and blood glucose levels
  • Avoiding fats and carbohydrate food
  • Avoiding alcohol

To get rid of this ailment completely it’s also important to follow up on doctor appointments and to report any new symptoms as they develop.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.