Do you know the most common liver disease is fatty liver? How to keep our liver healthy? The symptoms are not specific. There are many risk factors. Check them out and start proactive approach to minimize them.
Risk factors of fatty liver:
- Metabolic syndrome
- Insulin resistance
- Central obesity
- High triglyceride level
- High blood pressure
- Oxidative stress
- Chemical toxins and substances (e.g. pesticides)
- Some medications: e.g. amiodarone, corticosteroids, synthetic estrogens
- Age: mostly between 40-65 years old
- Ethnicity (Hispanic, Asian)
Our liver is a very important organ. It acts as a filter. It detoxifies and purifies our blood. It aids in digestion, metabolism, storage, and production of clotting factors. Treat it well! It's one of the most hardest working organ in our body.
In the next several posts, we will teach you how to take good care of your liver and avoid fatty liver!