Fatty Liver Disease May Worse After Summer

The fatty liver is a common liver disease among adults, which affects more than 20% of the adult population, according to data from the Spanish Digestive System Foundation. It is a pathology that can worsen after the excesses of summer.

In the summer and, above all, during the vacation season, it is when the feeding routines and in exercise. The hepatologist and digestive system specialist at the Digestive Diseases Medical-Surgical Center, Marta Abadía, explains that in summer “we tend to consume more caloric foods, with more sugars, such as ice cream or soft drinks. In addition, the amount of alcohol we drink is also increasing, with amounts that can reach what is understood as harmful consumption.”

This also adds to a more sedentary lifehe says, “if we add to this that we also tend to lead a more sedentary life, it is common for fatty deposits in the liver to increase.”

Characteristics of fatty liver

The fatty liver is characterized by presence of fat inside fat cells (hepatocytes). According to the specialist, “it is usually associated with Metabolic Syndrome, which groups a series of disorders that include increased blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels.”

increase weight considerably, not take care of food and having a sedentary life can favor the appearance of fatty liver.

Currently, there is no pharmacological treatment with which effectiveness has been demonstrated to treat this pathology. The only treatment with consistent scientific evidence is weight loss in addition to controlling the factors that are associated with metabolic syndrome. This means controlling hypertension, blood sugar levels, and lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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