Improve Liver Function / Fatty Liver
Fatty liver when fat builds up in the liver. Having small amounts of fat in your liver is normal, but too much can become a health problem . Liver is very important organ of our body it processes nutrients from food and drinks and filters harmful substances from your blood. Inflammation is caused by too much fat in our liver .
Fatty liver develops when your body produces too much fat or doesn’t metabolize fat efficiently enough. The excess fat is stored in liver cells, where it accumulates and causes fatty liver disease.
The liver lies at the nexus of food energy storage and production. After absorption through the intestines, nutrients are delivered directly through the portal circulation to the liver. Since body fat is essentially a method of food energy storage, it is little wonder that diseases of fat storage involve the liver intimately.
Insulin pushes glucose into the liver cell, gradually filling it up. The liver turns on DNL to convert this excess glucose to fat, the storage form of food energy. Too much glucose, and too much insulin, over too long a period of time leads eventually to fatty liver.
Fatty liver can progress through four stages:
- Simple fatty liver. There is a build-up of excess fat in the liver.
- Steatohepatitis. In addition to excess fat, there is inflammation in the liver.
- Fibrosis. Inflammation in the liver has caused scarring.
- Cirrhosis. Scarring of the liver has become widespread.
Cirrhosis is a potentially life-threatening condition that can cause liver failure. It may be irreversible. That’s why it’s so important to prevent it from developing in the first place.
Insulin resistance is an overflow phenomenon, where glucose is unable to enter the cell that is already overfilled. Fatty liver, a manifestation of these overfilled cells, creates insulin resistance. The cycle proceeds as follows:
- Hyperinsulinemia causes fatty liver.
- Fatty liver causes insulin resistance.
- Insulin resistance leads to compensatory hyperinsulinemia.
Hyperinsulinemia causes insulin resistance, and is the initial trigger for this vicious cycle.
Fatty liver is linked to Diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease, it’s important for us to get treated for fatty liver.