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Dear Pn.Farasuzeera,

I’ll try to help you to have a better understanding about your husband fatty liver disease issue. And in this article, we will try to discover how to protect and take care of your husband liver.

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Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease is a condition in which fat deposited in your liver.

There are two main types of fatty liver disease ;

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease(NAFLD) and Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

NAFLD is a type of fatty liver disease which is not related to heavy alcohol use. NAFLD affects about 25 percent of people in the world.

Meanwhile, Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is the type of fatty liver disease is due to heavy alcohol use. Especially those who have been drinking for a long period of time.

What makes your Liver becomes “Fatty”?

These few factors below contribute to the damage on to your liver.

Fatty Foods

Excessive consumption of High GI foods and Unhealthy Fats.

Example of food which contains unhealthy fats ; processed food, fast food, fried food and oily food.

Medications

People who are on long term use of some medications. 

For example, antibiotics, antifungal medications, and etc.

Exposure to Viruses

Individuals who are exposed to Hepatitis Viruses. For example, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Hepatits C.

Alcohol

Individuals who are heavy alcohol use. Especially those who have been drinking for a long period of time.


What happens if you do not take care of Fatty Liver Disease?

If left untreated, death of liver cells increase and being replaced by scar tissue. Eventually, permanently impairs liver function. This may eventually lead to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Liver Cirrhosis

This is the late stage of scarring of the liver. As cirrhosis progresses, more and more scar tissue forms, making it difficult for the liver to function.

Liver Cancer

Progressive and irreversible condition of scar tissue formation in your liver from cirrhosis may eventually end up with liver cancer.


4 SIMPLE STEPS TO HEAL YOUR LIVER

NOTE : FURTHER ELABORATION FOR EAECH STEPS AT BELOW


DIET MODIFICATION

Reduce the intake of food which would aggravate fatty liver disease and increase those good for liver health.

REPAIR

Provides sufficient phospholipid to repair the liver membrane.

PROTECTION

Offer protection against Liver Membrane Oxidation by free radicals.

REGENERATION

Supports the regeneration of healthy liver cells.


4 SOLUTIONS


[1] DIET MODIFICATION


[A] REDUCING ON CARBOHYDRATES AND HIGH GLYCEMIC INDEX(GI) FOOD.

Excess carbohydrates and High GI Food(e.g; sugary food and processed food) will be turn to fats and stored in the liver. Therefore, by cutting down carbohydrates will benefit your liver from storing excess fats which contributes to Fatty Liver Disease.

By practicing the healty plate method(as shown in the picture below), carbohydrates intake can cut off. 3 types of carbs you must learn to cut down will be B, U, T and try limiting them to not more than one fist in each meal.

[1] B = Beras (rice) [2] U = Ubi (tapioca, potatoes) [3] T = Tepung (flour, bread, cakes)

[B] FEED LIVER WITH HEALTHY BLENDED OIL (OMEGA 3,6,9 AND MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES)

After limiting the carbs (BUT), feed your body with blended oil (Omega 3, 6, 9 and Medium Chain Triglycerides).

Omega 3, 6, 9 and Medium Chain Triglycerides are the essential good fats from flaxseed, coconut, and sunflower oil which a body requires.

This combination of oil will helps to reduce inflammation occuring in liver and prevent the buildup of excess fats in the liver.

[2] PROTECTION

Starts to take Phyllantus Niruri to protect the liver.

Phyllanthus niruri has a specific liver protection action. It will acts as a liver membrane oxidation inhibitor.

As we discussed earlier, fatty food, drugs, virus, alcohol and etc can generate free radicals. These free radical will then causes damage to the liver membrane. So, Phyllanthus niruri function is to inhibit the these free radicals to create damage on the liver membrane.

[3] REPAIR

When we talks about repairing liver membrane, we must always remember that liver membrane is made out of two layer of phospholipids.

Starts taking Phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylserine to repair the liver membrane. Phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylserine are soy-derived phospholipids which are the building blocks required to keep the liver cell membrane healthy.

They can regulate liver cell death in damaged liver cells.

[4] REGENERATION

N-Acetylcysteine supports the regeneration of healthy liver cells by increasing the prodcution of gluthathione which in turn to protect the inner wall of liver membrane getting damaged by free radicals.


I hope this information given is helpful to you. If you would like to know more in details, you can always comes to our pharmacy.

And I’m looking forward to help everyone to become healthier and live longer.

Sincerely yours,

Mike Lee (AllDay Pharmacist)

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JULY, 2019