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Medications for Fatty Liver disease

Unlike most diseases that are usually treated by conventional drugs, there is absolutely no drug that can cure fatty liver.

In other words, there are no medications for fatty liver designed specifically for the disease.

This is because a fatty liver disease by itself has almost no symptoms and no medical implications; only its potential complications can be treated medically.

The most effective known fatty liver treatment for fatty liver is a combination of diet, exercise, and weight control.

Saying that, you might read at some places and even hear from some doctors, suggesting taking various medications for fatty liver as a treatment, such as Xenical (orlistat), that is used for weight loss.

But it can actually cause a liver failure in some cases. I am going to say it as clear as I possibly can:

Do not take any conventional medications for fatty liver disease.

These medications can only aggravate the disease, because they oppress the liver and forcing it to work harder than normal. Further more, there are absolutely no medical proof that they are effective treatment for fatty liver.

The only type of “medications” I would suggest taking alongside diet and exercise, are nutritional supplements, such as Omega 3, Southern Ginseng, and Milk Thistle.

In addition, if you’re serious about natural treatment for fatty liver, I highly recommend the Natural Fatty Liver Solution guide from Duncan Capicchiano N.D. I helped a lot of my patients.

Is a Fatty Liver disease Fatal?

The short answer to this question would be that Fatty Liver by itself isn’t; it can’t be fatal and can’t shorten life. But the dangerous part of fatty liver is its possible complications.

If fatty liver disease isn’t treated, it could possibly lead to Hepatitis, and then to Cirrhosis. And Cirrhosis can be fatal. This is not something that happens overnight; it usually takes years, and even decades.

It is critical to treat fatty liver disease as early as possible and to not wait for the worst case scenario to happen.

Fatty liver is usually treated without any medication. It’s a matter of changing your lifestyle – and mostly depends on what you eat, and what physical activities you do.

I also recommend to take a liver functions blood test about every 3 month to track your progress and improvements. It’s very important to know where you’re standing at every stage of the disease.

Can Chinese medicine help in treating Fatty Liver?

Chinese medicine, as any other alternative treatments, can be very effective against many diseases.

In the case of Chinese medicine as a treatment for fatty liver, it goes to the stages before the diseases itself, and tries to prevent it from happening at the first place.

These methods are considered as a traditional Chinese treatment to fatty liver, that many believe it could help dealing with and preventing fatty liver.

The Chinese treatment is based on the symptoms:

  • Swelling of right side rib, fullness, and lack of comfort that is caused by depression, tension, stress and extreme emotional changes, that often go together with dry mouth and/or tongue redness. Correct treatment in this case is to overcome stress and depression.
  • Eager thirst (polydipsia), strong yellow urine, constipation, becoming angry easily than normal, slow pulse, discomfort in the abdominal area. Treatment is Nourish yin (eating healthy food) and liver emollition.
  • Abdominal stretchiness, weakness, dehydration, delicate pulse, dry mouth. Treatment in this case would be to strengthen the spleen and reconcile the stomach, and to disperse phlegm.
  • Cooled limbs, diarrhea, stretching, fine pulse, drinking a lot of water but having no feeling o thirst. Treatment would by warming the spleen and the kidneys,  and by letting a more free and quick blood flow.

In addition, I highly recommend getting the fatty liver diet guide written by Dorothy Spencer BSN, RN. Many of my patients who used the guide have reported tremendous improvement in their liver health, and their health in general.

All about Taurine Detox

The cells of our body produce many chemicals with antioxidizing activity against free radicals.

A good example to such chemical is Taurine. Taurine detox can help protect important DNA, proteins, and limit the damage from free radicals.

Few words about Taurine

Taurine is an amino acid, considered to play a vital role in enhancing cellular antioxidizing activity.

It acts in concert with several antioxidants to provide increased protection against cancer and certain cardiovascular disorders.

Taurine is used by the liver for conjugation with bile acids, and it has been shown to strengthen and stabilize cellular membranes.

If you suffer from a liver disease, such as a fatty liver, Taurine detox can definitely help you fight it. It can be taken in a form of tablets, 200–500 mg. It’s always advisable to consult with your physician before deciding taking any supplements.

In addition, if you’re serious about detoxing and cleanse your body, I highly recommend The Master Cleanse guide by Raylen Sterling. It helped many of my own patients.

Fatty Liver and Weight Loss

Weight loss is a crucial part in fatty liver treatment. Losing body weight helped many patients to reverse a non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH / NAFLD) fatty liver disease.

Why weight loss is important in Fatty Liver

The answer to this question is that when a body has excessive amounts of fat, the liver needs to work harder.

And the more the liver needs to work harder, there is an increased chance of inflammation of the liver, that in many cases leads to a fatty liver.

The fatty tissues around the liver cause it to work less efficiently, and some of its daily routine is damaged.

When this happens, it releases excessive liver enzymes, such as ALT or AST (more details about liver enzymes can be found in the liver function blood tests article).

Therefor, the more fat you lose following a weight loss, your liver will simply work better, and will release decreased amounts of ALT, and hopefully normal amount of the enzyme will flow into your blood stream.

In addition, if you’re serious about weight loss, there is one more method that worked for most of my own patients with fatty liver. I highly recommend using the Fatty Liver Diet Guide written by Dorothy Spencer BSN, RN. It’s an alternative and proven method to cure a fatty liver by natural means. Click here to learn more.