The silent disease, ignored by many Romanians because it does not hurt


Fatty liver, or hepatic steatosis, is a serious condition that is often overlooked. Many people are not aware that they suffer from silent disease because it does not hurt. Thus, the symptoms that announce the disease manifest themselves completely differently. Here’s what to look out for!

Silent disease can progress without us being aware, because the liver does not hurt. Hepatic steatosis, or fatty liver, is a condition of enlarged liver. This occurs as a result of poor fat metabolism.

It can be of two types:

  • alcoholic steatosis, caused by alcohol consumption
  • nonalcoholic steatosis, caused by obesity, dyslipidemia, diabetes, malnutrition, but also by rapid weight loss

“Indeed, many people suffer from fatty liver, steatosis. They are not aware of this condition. I do not blame certain symptoms given by hepatic steatosis and it can be diagnosed by chance or when their weight is excessive and I come to the doctor and then I understand what pathology they have and somewhat what risks but also what they can do. It is very much associated with excess weight in overweight and obese people, people with a predisposition to diabetes or even diabetes and those with insulin resistance “, explains Dr. Marilena MurguleČ›, exclusively for Antenna3.

What are the first signs of a fatty liver?

“Fatty liver is an accumulation of fat in the liver due to a defective metabolism of these fats. We can divide hepatic steatosis into two main categories: alcoholic steatosis, caused by alcohol consumption, and non-alcoholic steatosis that causes obesity, dyslipidemia, diabetes, malnutrition, but also rapid weight loss. To prevent fatty liver we must have a healthy lifestyle, a fat-free diet with lean meat, fruits and vegetables. We also need movement. It is manifested by edema in the lower limbs, ascites, yellow skin. We do not cure cirrhosis.

How do we feel if the liver does not hurt? Fatigue, weakness, embarrassment under the ribs. In the analysis, we detect steatosis “, says Bogdan Safta, a suitable doctor Antenna3.


Source: Doctorul Zilei by www.doctorulzilei.ro.

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