Fatty liver disease is a chronic condition caused by accumulation of fat in the cells of the liver. This accumulation can be due to a number of factors, primarily alcohol (as in the case of alcohol-induced fatty liver) and poor lifestyle choices and/or undiagnosed medical conditions (as in the case of non-alcoholic fatty liver).
Fatty liver disease is on the rise due to our increasingly unhealthy lifestyle and heavy reliance on processed foods. Common causes of fatty liver include:
- Rapid weight loss
- Certain medications
Symptoms of fatty liver are often non-existent but can be detected by a doctor or through blood tests when a client displays possible risk factors. Depending on the cause and type of fatty liver disease, a variety of treatments may be recommended.
In Ayurvedic tradition, the liver is considered an essential organ for detoxing and maintaining optimal health and well-being. When the liver becomes overloaded with toxins, the balance of the body will be disrupted and inflammation will spread. De-toxing the liver, minimising inflammation and restoring balance is at the core of Ayurvedic treatment.
To effectively treat fatty liver disease, you will work closely alongside one of our Ayurvedic doctors to diagnose exactly what is happening within your body. A variety of tools is utilised to form a thorough diagnosis, which then informs treatment. The treatment protocol will focus on restoring the balance of the body and the normal, healthy functioning of the tissues.
This approach works beyond the surface systems to completely overhaul your health and well-being at a deeper level and may involve:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Prescription of kitchen and medicinal herbal medicines
- Instruction in gentle yoga postures and breathing exercises
- Prescription of Ayurvedic rejuvenating massage and detoxing treatments
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