Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or fatty liver disease is an anomalous accumulation of fat in the liver. Fatty liver disease is very common, but it does not always cause unpleasant symptoms. However in some cases, the accumulation of fat can cause serious inflammation and scarring in the liver. In severe cases, the disease can worsen substantially into steatohepatitis, which may induce liver failure.
Fatty liver disease is primarily caused by the steatosis, which is the deposition of fatty substances into the liver. According to Dawn Sears, MD, from Emedicine, steatohepatitis can worsen into liver fibrosis and cirrhosis, which cause the liver to be unhealthy and may cause death (see reference 1). Metabolic syndrome is one of the most common causes of fatty liver disease. Metabolic Syndrome is composed of numerous medical conditions such as: high blood pressure, high levels of insulin, high body fat, and high levels of cholesterol. However according to MedicineNet, the true exact cause of fatty liver disease is unknown, but it has been linked with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome (see references 2 and 3).
Fortunately, it is possible to treat fatty liver disease. This can be done identifying the common symptoms and performing the right medical procedures. The following information below shows how to do this.