The liver can be called the body’s filter. Large amounts of food are refined in the liver. The overall health of the body is highly dependent on the liver, liver diseases are widespread but the most common type is fatty liver, having fatty liver causes oily skin and pimples. Stay tuned to Dr. Salam.
Seyed Zia-ud-Din Mazhari, a nutritionist, a member of the board of the Iranian Association of Child Nutrition and the chairman of the board of the Iranian Nutrition Association, said: “Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in many parts of the world.” Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is strongly associated with overweight and obesity and insulin resistance. Fatty liver disease is a common disease that has no signs or symptoms in most people and threatens all segments of society, including children and adolescents, adults and especially the elderly. In some cases, fat accumulation can cause inflammation of the liver and interfere with its normal function. Fatty liver problems can lead to liver failure. The important thing here is that people are aware of this asymptomatic disease and people should be careful about the liver, this vital organ of the body that plays a very important and fundamental role in the body if all other organs are disrupted. They also become disturbed and may overshadow a person’s life in acute cases.
In response to the question about the statistics in Iran, the chairman of the board of directors of the Iranian Nutrition Association said: “Due to the asymptomatic nature of this complication, it is not possible to give exact statistics, but about 24% of people in the community are affected by this disease at different stages.” Also, people who are overweight are about 57 to 74% more at risk than others. Statistics reported from 3 cities of Tehran, Amol and Zahedan, the prevalence of this disease is equal to 30% and about 10% are acute. .
“Fatty liver does not have any specific symptoms, but if the disease reaches advanced stages, it may be symptomatic in the form of fatigue, pain in the upper right abdomen, and weight loss,” he said. Unfortunately, patients are unaware of these symptoms and think that their problems will be solved over time, but they do not know that this negligence is the beginning of a much bigger and irreparable problem.
Asked about the causes of this disease and he answered: a wide range of diseases and conditions are involved in increasing the risk of fatty liver disease, special medications, gastric bypass surgery, high cholesterol, high blood triglycerides, Malnutrition, metabolic syndrome, obesity, rapid weight loss, toxins and chemicals such as insecticides and type 2 diabetes are among these causes. It should be noted that unhealthy diets for obesity and weight loss can be one of the risk factors.
The nutritionist advised: If you are overweight, reduce some of your daily calorie intake and increase your physical activity. If you have tried to lose weight but have not succeeded, consult a dietitian and stick to a strict diet. Do not destroy unhealthy foods. Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of vegetables and fruits, and instead of saturated fat sources, use oils with unsaturated fat sources such as fish, olive oil, seeds and nuts, and soy.
Patients with fatty liver should include exercise in their daily routine, even for half an hour. If you want to exercise and if you are not already used to exercise, start small daily and gradually increase your activity level. Increase. People with high blood pressure and diabetes are at high risk for liver disease, including fatty liver.
A member of the board of directors of the Iranian Scientific Society of Child Nutrition said: “Blood sugar control is very important in the development of this complication and according to recent reports, children are more prone to type 2 diabetes because parents provide all kinds of drinks, sweets and chocolates.” Semi-prepared foods, canned foods, sausages and sausages lead their children to a variety of diseases, especially liver disease. In addition to blood sugar, blood lipids should be controlled with a healthy plant-based diet, regular physical activity and appropriate medication. Be.
Asked about the treatment of fatty liver, he replied: “Lifestyle changes are the most effective way to treat this disease, because no specific drug treatment has been known to treat fatty liver.” Of course, consuming fruits and vegetables that contain antioxidants instead of supplements is a recommendation that experts have always emphasized.