Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Silent Epidemic

3 May 2019

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a disease affecting a growing number of people. It is closely related to the development of Type 2 diabetes, abdominal obesity and hypertension.

What is fatty liver disease?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a condition that occurs when there is a significant accumulation of lipids in the liver and is not associated with excessive alcohol consumption. This condition can progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. In some patients it can even progress to cirrhosis or liver cancer, one of the most aggressive digestive tumors.

Am I in danger?

Fatty foods, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, stress, drugs, extra weight… These are just some of the risk factors. It’s estimated that the disease affects 30% of the population. It tends to be more common in men than women.

What are the symptoms?

Fatty liver disease is known as a silent disease - you may not show any symptoms at first and you may not feel any pain. Most patients find out that they have it after a blood test. Often, it’s only discovered once it progresses to the point that it becomes serious.

Keep an eye out for the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Lack of energy
  • Indigestion

All of these symptoms can be misattributed to daily stress and we may not even be aware that our liver is in trouble. Symptoms of advanced steatohepatitis include abdominal obesity and high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

Milk Thistle can save your liver

Milk Thistle can be very useful for preventing and treating liver damage. The plant contains silymarin, an active ingredient that has therapeutic and hepatoprotective effects. It stimulates the metabolism and protects the liver from damage caused by natural or synthetic toxins.

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