Fatty liver is a growing problem in India, and it affects millions of people across the country. It occurs when too much fat accumulates in the liver. This can lead to serious health problems such as inflammation, cirrhosis, and even liver failure or cancer.
In India, fatty liver is often caused by unhealthy lifestyles including poor diet and excessive alcohol consumption. It can also be caused by obesity or diabetes, both of which are on the rise in India due to a lack of physical activity and rising rates of sedentary lifestyles.
Other factors that contribute to the fatty liver include high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood as well as iron overload from hereditary hemochromatosis (a disorder where too much iron buildup occurs). Other medical conditions such as hepatitis C virus infection, pregnancy-related issues like gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, metabolic syndrome (a combination of obesity and related health issues), and HIV infection can also increase the risk of developing fatty liver disease.
The first step to preventing fatty liver disease is making healthy lifestyle changes including eating a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables; limiting saturated fat; avoiding processed foods; limiting alcohol intake; increasing physical activity; managing stress levels; maintaining a healthy weight; quitting smoking if applicable; taking medications prescribed by your doctor if necessary; getting regular checkups with your doctor or healthcare provider at least once a year, and having regular screenings