When diagnosed early fatty liver disease can be reversed and the victim can return to normal life within few weeks of treatment. The treatment for this condition aims at eliminating the causative factors contributing to accumulation of triglycerides in the liver.
A detoxification is necessary to cleanse the liver and flush out toxins from the body; this can be achieved effectively with fasting and consumption of large amount of water. Thereafter, other treatment options can be employed.
- Weight loss: gradual weight loss achieved through diet and regular physical exercise is advised for obese people. It may seem difficult to lose weight and lots of people often give up but with constant effort and perseverance this goal can be achieved.
- Management of diabetes: Blood glucose should be control with diet and drugs to reduce insulin resistance.
- Avoid Alcohol: being the cause of fatty liver disease in most cases, it is important to eliminate alcohol from the body to avoid further complications especially hepatocellular carcinoma.
- Reduce drug use: avoid using recreational drugs. Prescribed drugs must be used as directed by the physician. Attempt using alternatives to harmful drugs that causes harm to the liver.
- Treat Hyperlipidemia: this is one of the causes of non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Go for regular check up to determine the cholesterol level and follow treatment strictly in order to keep the lipid level under control.
- Use of herbs: several herbs have been reported to be very effective in the detoxification of the liver and treatment of fatty liver disease.
- Diet: reduce intake of fatty food; your diet must consist of foods that contain less fat and processed sugar.
However, if the condition has advanced and cannot be reversed, your doctor may suggest other treatment regimen that will be best for you.