Fatty liver disease develops in conjunction with inflammation and cell damage, and progresses to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. The first symptoms may appear only a few years after the development of the disease, according to experts at the Johns Hopkins Clinic.
“By the time steatohepatitis appears, there is no doubt that the liver is damaged. There are clear signs that the time has come to seek help. The main symptom is prolonged itching, which worries every day. Other alarming symptoms include spider-like blood vessels appearing on the skin, as well as a yellow tint of the skin, which was not there before, perhaps the color of the whites of the eyes can also change,”Express said of the doctors.
Experts point out that steatohepatitis occurs in overweight people, especially those with high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
Your liver can be assessed with a routine blood test, and an MRI scan can help clarify the diagnosis.
To avoid fatty liver disease, doctors advise to lose weight. You need to try to burn more calories, devote more time to exercise. Also, avoiding alcohol can help the liver to heal.
Earlier, doctors from the Cleveland Clinic called fatty liver hepatosis a dangerous disease. A person with hepatosis may lose appetite, feel weak, or vomit blood. In some cases, this disease provokes intestinal bleeding or liver cancer.