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If you have been diagnosed as having Fatty Liver Disease, you may be wondering if there are treatment options available that can help.

Fatty Liver Disease is very common. Millions of people world wide have it, so you are not alone. Since it is such a prevalent health condition, there has been a ton of research and study about the problem, along with various treatments.

Living with Fatty Liver Disease

In a lot of cases, this disease is basically benign, meaning that it never causes any serious harm to your health. However, it can progress or bring on other problems that can be very serious indeed….even life threatening.

For this reason, it isn’t a good idea to just go blithely on, ignoring your condition. To play it safe and stay healthy, you need to make some adjustments to your diet and lifestyle.

The best known Fatty Liver treatment is to observe the right diet and make certain lifestyle changes.

Fatty Liver Diet

There are certain dietary guidelines that will serve you well if you have been diagnosed with this health problem. Here are some suggestions about your diet that can help slow or even halt the progression of the disease that might take place otherwise:

  • Eat frequent small meals as opposed to three large meals a day. For all practical purposes, you should eat three regular meals and two healthy snacks during the course of a day. If you are diabetic, you may also need a bedtime snack so that your glucose level doesn’t drop too low during the night.
  • Stay well hydrated. Drink at least 8-10 cups of water or other nonalcoholic beverages during the day. Avoid caffeine, though.
  • While you don’t have to adhere to it every day, some homeopathic experts believe that a vegetarian diet at least 2-3 days a week is helpful. If you are overweight, this practice will also help you lose weight, a benefit to your liver in and of itself.
  • Avoid fatty, fried foods and dairy products high in fat. Your liver must work harder to produce enough bile to digest fats, which causes added strain on it.

Lifestyle Changes That Can Help

There are a few simple lifestyle changes that can help you with Fatty Liver treatment.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Foods – Fatty liver can be caused from parasites, so be careful to thoroughly wash all fruits, fresh veggies and meats before cooking or eating.
  • If you are overweight, go on a reducing diet and get some of the excess pounds off as obesity can cause liver problems.
  • Exercise can help you live with fatty liver by burning fat and calories that cause excess weight.
  • Eat a healthy diet that is high in fiber and vegetables and low in fatty meats.

A lot of people who have been diagnosed with Fatty Liver Disease have been able to halt or even reverse this condition by adhering to some guidelines set forth in the Fatty Liver Diet Guide, written by an RN with years of experience dealing with patients suffering from the disease.

Check out this Fatty Liver treatment guide – it might be a lifesaver for you!

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  12 Responses to “Fatty Liver Treatment: What Can be Done?”

  1. Can anyone tell me that if we can eat left over food of last night

    • It of course depends on what leftovers you are eating – hopefully lean meat and vegetables? Other than a loss of some vitamins and nutrients, it’ll be fine.

  2. I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver and small ( debris) gallstones, I have pain under my ribs on the right side. Can you have pain with a fatty liver? I have had an ultrasound, now I have to go for a MRI, feeling a bit concerned.

    Ellen

  3. How long does it usually take before you are your old self, or is it even possible to go back?

    • Ran, that really depends. There are so many factors: how progressed your NAFLD is, what sort of overall physical shape you’re in (not just weight but muscle proportion), other health issues and so on. I can say that when I began my NAFLD diet I felt changes within about a month. I just generally began to feel better, my digestion was better, less bloated, etc. Good luck.

  4. Are the following foods and drinks ok fir a fatty liver.Egg, corn chip, homnus dip or any dips for snack foods, soda water, lemon lime bitters cordial, manadarins, watermeoon, grapes, oranges.if I dd to a diabetic diet dies that also work well fir a fatty liver.Thanks for advice.

    • Eggs, if you have no dietary restrictions against them, are GREAT for NAFLD as they contain choline. I don’t know about the corn chips…some people have difficulty with the salt content and with the fat content. We all know corn chips are not a “health food” per se but I would try to avoid them for now and see if doing without makes a difference. Re: diabetic diet – there are varying definitions of this. Are you referring to the standard carb-controlled “diabetic” diet?

  5. Hi Greg:
    Thank you for all your inputs in this forum. I was diagnosed to have fat deposits in my liver
    with my liver enzymes slightly above normal (52) and Doctor advised me to reduce fats and eat more raw vegetables and fruits:

    Could you please suggest if its fine for me to follow the diet plan below for next 3 months along with exercise before I go for another ultra sound:

    Based on the little bit of reading I have done online I am trying to follow the following diet:
    1. Morning Breakfast (1 cup): one of following option
    a. Roasted Cauliflower with carrots, cabbage with olive oil.
    b. Legume Salad (Kidney beans, Garbanzo beans, raw tomato/onion, mint and corriander leaves) OR
    c. Whole grain Oatmeal OR

    2. Lunch:
    2 100% whole wheat bread + 3 Small Indian Roti (made with whole wheat durum flour) along
    with cooked legumes/Lentils.

    3. Evening Snack:
    Raw Salad (Brocolli, Cucumber, Lettuce, Cabbage, Cauliflower) with
    Fruits (Half avacado + strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry)

    4. Dinner:
    2 100% whole wheat bread + 4 Small Indian Roti (made with whole wheat durum flour) along
    with cooked legumes/lentils.

    Vegetable juice (Carrot, beet root, celery, ginger root, kale/spinach): 2 times a week

    Exercise: 5 days a week
    Either 25 – 30 mins brisk walking (2 days @ week)
    OR 15-20 mins running with minor weight lifting (4 days @ week)

    I used to weigh 56 kg. 5ft 2 inch, Male. Recently i lost some weight with exercise (Running + cycling) and down to 52 kg and lost some belly fat. I want to atleast maintain a weight of 56 kg
    by eating a healthy diet with exercise (including some weight exercise to build some muscle mass)

    • I feel like this could be a good start. Personally, I’d be eating just a touch more protein if possible. That’s just me. You may need to tweak your diet until you find the perfect plan for you.

  6. Hi Greg and all readers,
    We had an elderly auntie…passed at 96 years if age, very thin all her life. Each evening she had a cup of hot water with a tablespoon of Gin in it. She said it keeps the fat off the liver?????????
    Any one ever heard of this? Would it be good to strart this now after a diagnosis of “Fatty Liver”?

    thanks for a great web site Greg.
    June

    • (smile) No, I have not heard this. But God bless auntie and her wonderful 96 years. The main thing here is that she enjoyed them and lived a long and apparently happy life.

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