Fatty liver FLD homeopathic treatment

Fatty liver, also known as fatty liver disease (FLD), is a reversible condition where large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via the process of steatosis (i.e. abnormal retention of lipids within a cell). Despite having multiple causes, fatty liver can be considered a single disease that occurs worldwide in those with excessive alcohol intake and those who are obese (with or without effects of insulin resistance). The condition is also associated with other diseases that influence fat metabolism.

The term fatty liver includes two meanings, i.e. , fatty degeneration and fatty infiltration. In fatty degeneration (as said above in fatty heart), there is destruction of the normal protoplasm (the material of which living cells are made, includes cytoplasm and neucleus) and there is a replacement by fat. In fatty infiltration, there is an increased amount of fat in the liver.

Fatty liver is an accumulation of fat in liver tissue. Ordinarily, the liver's triglycerides are packaged into very-low- density lipoproteins (VLDL) and exported to the blood stream. Although the exact reason why fat accumulates is unknown, fatty liver represents an imbalance between the amount of fat synthesized or picked up from the blood and the amount exported to the blood via VLDL.

Fatty liver is clinical finding that is common to many conditions. It is present in the majority of patients who have alcoholic liver disease and can also result from exposure to drugs and toxic metals. It is associated with obesity, diabetes mellitus, and disease of malnutrition, including kwashiorkor and marasmus.
Fatty liver may follow gastrointestinal bypass surgery or long-term total parenteral nutrition. The causes of fatty liver are not always clear, however and it occurs in as many as 14% of adults in the United States.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD) is a term used to describe the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is common and, for most people, causes no signs and symptoms and no complications. But in some people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the fat that accumulates can cause inflammation and scarring in the liver. This more serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is sometimes called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis(NASH). At its most severe, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can progress to cirrhosis, liver failure, or liver cancer. The disease often goes hand in hand with diabetes. According to latest research about 70 percent of people with type 2 diabetes have a fatty liver. Morphologically, it is difficult to distinguish alcoholic FLD from nonalcoholic FLD, and both show microvesicular and macrovesicular fatty changes at different stages.

Liver Physiology

The liver, weighing roughly 1.2-1.6 kg, performs many of the functions necessary for staying healthy. It is located in the right side of the body under the lower ribs and is divided into four lobes of unequal size. Two large vessels carry blood to the liver. The hepatic artery comes from the heart and carries blood rich in oxygen. The portal vein brings the liver blood rich in nutrients absorbed from the small intestine. These vessels divide into smaller and smaller vessels, ending in capillaries. These capillaries end in the thousands of lobules of the liver. Each lobule is composed of hepatocytes, and as blood passes through, they are able to monitor, add, and remove substances from it. The blood then leaves the liver via the hepatic vein, returns to the heart, and is ready to be pumped to the rest of the body.


Among the most important liver functions are:

· Removing and excreting body wastes and hormones as well as drugs and other foreign substances These substances have entered the blood supply either through production by metabolism within the body or from the outside in the form of drugs or other foreign compounds. Enzymes in the liver alter some toxins so they can be more easily excreted in urine.

· Synthesizing plasma proteins, including those necessary for blood clotting Most of the 12 clotting factors are plasma proteins produced by the liver. If the liver is damaged or diseased, it can take longer for the body to form clots. Other plasma proteins produced by the liver include albumin which binds many water-insoluble substances and contributes to osmotic pressure, fibrogen which is key to the clotting process, and certain globulins which transport substances such as cholesterol and iron.

· Producing immune factors and removing bacteria, helping the body fight infection The phagocytes in the liver produce acute-phase proteins in response to microbes. These proteins are associated with the inflammation process, tissue repair, and immune cell activities.

Other important but less immediate functions include:

· Producing bile to aid in digestion Bile salts aid in fat digestion and absorption. Bile is continuously secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder until a meal, when bile enters the beginning of the small intestine. Bile production ranges from 250 mL to 1 L per day depending of amount of food eaten.

· Excretion of bilirubin Bilirubin is one of the few waste products excreted in bile. Macrophages in the liver remove worn out red blood cells from the blood. Bilirubin then results from the breakdown of the hemoglobin in the red blood cells and is excreted into bile by hepatocytes. Jaundice results when bilirubin cannot be removed from the blood quickly enough due to gallstones, liver disease, or the excessive breakdown of red blood cells.

· Storing certain vitamins, minerals, and sugars The liver stores enough glucose in the form of glycogen to provide about a day's worth of energy. The liver also stores fats, iron, copper, and many vitamins including vitamins A, D, K, and B12.

· Processing nutrients absorbed from digestive tract The liver converts glucose into glycogen, its storage form. This glycogen can then be transformed back into glucose if the body needs energy. The fatty acids produced by the digestion of lipids are used to synthesize cholesterol and other substances. The liver also has the ability to convert certain amino acids into others.

Stages of Liver Disorder


Even with a wide range of conditions diagnosed as liver disease, the stages and damage to the organ are consistent. From the beginning of the condition to advanced liver disease, the damage progresses in these four stages:

Stage 1: Initial Stage of Liver Disease

With any condition causing liver disease, the first step includes inflammation of the liver or bile duct. This inflammation causes abdominal pain as the body tries to fight the infection or irritation. If left untreated, this inflammation can cause damage to the liver, making the condition worse. In this beginning stage, unlike some conditions in advanced liver disease, the symptoms and inflammation is treatable to prevent the second step of the disease.

Stage 2: Fibrosis of the Liver

Many times, symptoms of liver disease aren’t present until this stage or the next. In the fibrosis stage, damage or scarring from the first stage begins to block the normal blood flow of the liver. In this stage, the liver isn’t functioning correctly, but through treatment, it may be able to heal and prevent any further progression of the disease.

Stage 3: Cirrhosis of the Liver

A chronic condition, cirrhosis of the liver creates permanent scarring that blocks the blood flow. This dangerous stage causes other serious conditions and symptoms that increase the severity of the liver disease and is recognized as one of the leading causes of death in the US. For this stage of the disease, doctors focus treatment on managing the symptoms in order to prevent the most advanced liver disease stage.

Stage 4: Liver Failure and Advanced Liver Disease

In the final stage of the disease, liver failure signals the end of all normal liver function. The patient now requires immediate medical attention to prevent death. Symptoms of liver failure include vomiting, diarrhea and fatigue as well as the symptoms from stage 3. While the progression from cirrhosis to failure can take years, the damage is irreversible and leads to eventual death.

The key to treating liver disease is to diagnose the condition as early as possible. If you experience any of the symptoms in these stages, seek medical help immediately.

Pathological (aetiological)reason of Fatty Liver

Exactly, is unknown. A fatty diet or overeating by itself never results in a fatty liver. The fat may come from increased absorption from the intestines or from elsewhere in the body. Some common causes of NAFLD are:Metabolic syndromes - Apart from alcohol, there are many conditions that cause an imbalance in the body's metabolic capacity like Diabetes, High Hypertension, High blood cholesterols, Pregnancy, Glycogen storage disease, Congenital disorders like Wolman's disease, Congenital diseases like Wilson's disease, Weber-Christian disease, Galactosemia, Infections like tuberculosis and malaria.Nutritional causes - Severe mal-nutrition, Obesity, Sudden rapid weight loss, Surgeries performed to reduce obesity - gastric bypass surgery, jejuno-ileal bypass, etc.


Drugs – Corticosteroids, Valproic acids (used in epileptic patients), Medications for heart conditions like irregular heartbeats and high blood pressures e.g. amiodarone; diltiazem, Sedatives, Tamoxifen - used in treating breast cancer, Methotrexate, Anti-retroviral drugs (indinavir), Overdose of Vitamin A. In extreme cases, amiodarone and methotexate can cause cirrhosis.Other - toxins from food stuffs like rancid peanuts - aflatoxins are extremely toxic, mushroom poisonings, phosphorus from environment

Types of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Types of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can take several forms — from harmless to life-threatening.

Forms include:

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver. It's not normal for fat to build up in your liver, but it won't necessarily hurt you. In its simplest form, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can cause excess liver fat, but no complications. This condition is thought to be very common.
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. In a small number of people with fatty liver, the fat causes inflammation in the liver. This can impair the liver's ability to function and lead to complications.
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease-associated cirrhosis. Liver inflammation leads to scarring of the liver tissue. With time, scarring can become so severe that the liver no longer functions adequately (liver failure).

Symptoms of Fatty liver

 1. There is a loss of appetite, nausea, gas, vomiting, fulness in the right hypochondrium (the upper lateral region of the abdomen below the right lower ribs).  

2. In some cases there is enlargement or increased size of the liver, which feels smooth, hard and doughy when slightly pressed with hand. 

3. There is palpitation of heart, diarrhoea alternating with constipation. 

4. When kidneys are involved, we have scanty high-coloured urine containing albumin, fat, oil cells, and seldom crystals of cholesterol. 

5. If heart is involved, then there is a weak, irregular pulse, with oedema and general anasarca. 6. The history of the patient-type of food he took in the past, i.e. , excessive butter, fat, etc.-helps in the diagnosis of fatty liver or fatty degeneration of the liver.


Diagnosis of Fatty Liver

Commonly, the diagnosis is incidental. Some tests which identify the disorder are:-

  • Ultrasound (Ultrasonography): A painless, non-invasive test, when performed by an experienced personnel, it can accurately identify fatty liver. The liver size can be measured and this test can be valuable in grading the improvement.
  • Liver Function Tests: Abnormal levels of liver enzymes in the blood identify as well as provide a deeper understanding of the cause of fatty liver. This test also provides insight into the efficacy of treatment and the improvement to be expected.
  • Computed Tomography Scan (CT scan): non-invasive. Measures internal organs accurately and in detail by the use of X-rays.
  • MRI: Also non-invasive. Uses radio waves in a magnetic field to scan the structures of internal organs.

Natural remedies for Self Care Measure of Fatty Liver disease:

  • Lose weight, and exercise. Doctors often recommend weight loss as a first step for those newly diagnosed with fatty liver disease. The American Gastroenterological Association suggests weight loss of 10 percent or more for those with NASH. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week. For instance, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk instead of taking short trips in your car. If you're trying to lose weight, you might find that more exercise is helpful. But if you don't already exercise regularly, get your doctor's OK first and start slowly.
  • Improve your diet, even if you're having trouble losing weight. A healthful diet is considered key to a long and healthy life. It may be especially important for those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Eat a healthy diet that's rich in fruits and vegetables. Reduce the amount of saturated fat in your diet and instead select healthy unsaturated fats, such as those found in fish, olive oil and nuts. Include whole grains in your diet, such as whole-wheat breads and brown rice.
  • Consider a glass of wine. The prevailing advice for people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease continues to be to avoid alcohol altogether. But a study published last year suggests an unconventional approach to preventing the condition. Researchers at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine found that drinking a glass of wine a day may decrease the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Study participants who reported drinking up to one glass of wine per day had their risk of liver disease cut in half, in comparison with those who drank no alcohol.
  • Control cholesterol levels. Besides regular workouts, a healthy approach to avoid consumption of saturated fats in diet can reverse fatty liver. Cholesterol lowering medications used in adjunct to exercise can reverse fatty liver.
  • Control Diabetes. Effective management of sugar levels with life-style changes, medications and insulin can stop further advancement of fatty liver into something serious like cirrhosis or liver failure.

Homoeopathic Treatment for Fatty Liver disease

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. 

Homoeopathy is very proficient in managing all the symptoms of Fatty liver disease and furthermore plays a vital role in preventing relapse of the condition.

This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat fatty liver symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat fatty liver symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints.

Homoeopathic medicines are prescribed on the basis of physical, emotional, and genetic make up that individualizes a person. This constitutional approach framing mind and body works at the root-level. Homeopathic medicines will help decrease damage  and restoring the digestive system, and strengthen the lower esophageal sphincter. Homeopathic treatment will make you feel like a new person by making you free of acid reflux, GERD. Homeopathic treatment is natural, safe, gentle and without side-effects. Another impressive thing about Homeopathy is that people on multiple medications can safely take Homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic drugs are non-habit forming and have no addictive characteristics. Homeopathy has an exceptional proven safety record with the FDA with 200 years of clinical effectiveness.

Since Homeopathy treats in totality, it leads to a permanent long-lasting cure, rather than a temporary suppression of symptoms, and you will be able to enjoy all kinds of food to the fullest. So, food lovers, you won't have to think anymore before eating.


Homeopathic Remedies(medicines) for Fatty Liver

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Bryonia. [Bry] When there are stitching pains in the right hypochondriac region, Bryonia is the first remedy to be thought of, though for these pains we have other remedies, such as Chelidonium and Kali carbonicum. Under Bryonia the liver is swollen, congested and inflamed; the pains in the hypochondriac region are worse from any motion, and better from lying on the right side, which lessens the motion of the parts when breathing . It is one of the chief remedies for jaundice brought on by a fit of anger. Chelidonium is distinguished by the character of the stools. Bryonia is pre-eminently a gastro-hepatic remedy, and has pain in right shoulder,giddiness, skin and eyes slightly yellow. Hughes says it hardly reaches true hepatitis.
Chelidonium. [Chel]    The liver symptoms of Chelidonium are very prominent. There is soreness and stitching pains in the region of the liver, but the keynote for this drug in hepatic diseases is a pain under the angle of the right shoulder blade Liver pain go backwards, which may extend to the chest, stomach, or hypochondrium; there is swelling of the liver, chilliness, fever, jaundice, yellow coated tongue, bitter taste and a craving for acids and sour things, such as pickles and vinegar.Jaudice may occur with hepatic fluid obstruction or gall bladder obstruction.
Carduus marianus. [Card-m]  This remedy is indicated in jaundice with dull headache, bitter taste, white tongue with red edges, nausea and vomiting of a greenish fluid means bile regurgitate in mouth when vomit. There is an uncomfortable fullness in the region of the liver, the stools are bilious and the urine golden yellow; there is sensitiveness in the epigastrium and right hypochondrium. Cirrhosis of liver with general oedema. Burnett regards a dark brownish patch over the lower part of the sternum as a useful hint for Carduus, and in such cases he observes that both the liver and heart are at fault. The presence of "liver spots seems to be a special indication for the remedy.
Dolichos[Doli] The right sided medicine with medicine with pronounced liver with left lobe of liver & skin symptoms general intense itching without eruption .Intense itch without swelling or rash shoulders also elbow or knee or hairy parts.Jaudice .Itch intense at night.
Digitalis. [Dig]  When jaundice arises from cardiac diseases, Digitalis may be the remedy. There is no retention of bile, nor obstruction of the ducts, but the jaundice is due to the fact that the liver does not take from the blood the elements which go to form bile. There is present drowsiness, bitter taste, soreness , enlargement and bruised feeling in the region of the liver.Hypertrophy of liver prevent cardiac movement
Myrica cerifera. [Myric]  Myrica is an important liver remedy especially in infants related problem. There is first despondency and also jaundice due to imperfect formation of bile in the liver, and not to any obstruction, comparing here with Digitalis. There is dull headache, worse in the morning, the eyes have a dingy, dirty, yellowish hue, the tongue is coated yellow.Liver problem with urticaria & heart complain.Pulse slow ,feeble,irregular.Week sinking feeling in epigastrium.
Nux vomica. [Nux-V]  In liver affections occurring in those who have indulged to excess in alcoholic liquors, highly seasoned food, quinine, or in those who have abused themselves with purgatives, Nux is the first remedy to be thought of. The liver is swollen hard and sensitive to the touch and pressure of clothing is uncomfortable. The first remedy in cirrhosis of the liver. Colic may be present.Anger & stress is main season lead to liver failure.People are very irritable always feel chilly.Frequent & ineffectual urging

Podophyllum. [Podo] The principal use of Podophyllum is in liver affections. Primarily, it induces a large flow of bile, and, secondarily, great torpidity, followed by jaundice. It is indicated in torpid or chronically congested liver, when diarrhea is present. The liver is swollen and sensitive, the face and eyes are yellow and there is a bad taste in the mouth. The tongue is coated white or yellow and the bile may form gall stones.Liver region pain better by rubbing.Jaundice with gall stone .Whole abdomen sore to touch.
Lycopodium. [Lyc]  Lycopodium acts powerfully on the liver. The region of the liver is sensitive to the touch, and there is a feeling of tension in it, a feeling as if a cord were tied about the waist. Cirrhosis. The pains are dull and aching instead of sharp and lancinating, as under Chelidonium. Fulness in the stomach after eating a small quantity.Eating sugar releive most of symtoms.

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Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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