Ayurvedic Treatment of Fatty Liver
About Fatty Liver
Normally a liver contains a certain amount of fat, if the fat counts excides over 5-10% of the weight of the liver, then an individual must be suffering from "fatty liver" or steatosis. Fatty liver has accumulation of triglycerides and other fats in the liver cells characterized by enlarged and swollen liver with fat. In some of the patients, fatty liver may be accompanied by hepatic inflammation and liver cell death (steatohepatitis).
Fatty liver is a reversible condition which can be resolved with changed behavior, diet and lifestyle.
Fatty liver can be categorized as alcoholic and non-alcoholicliver disorder.
Fatty liver can exist without causing symptoms or getting worse in some people. In others, fatty liver can lead to additional health problems.
In fatty liver the Normal, healthy liver tissue becomes partly replaced with fatty tissue and the fat starts to capture the liver. This fatty infiltration decelerates down the metabolism of body fat stores, which means that the liver burns fat less efficiently, resulting in weight gain and inability to lose weight. However some people can have a fatty liver without being overweight.
Causes of Fatty Liver
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Metabolic abnormalities like glycogen storage disease.
- Increased body weight (Obesity)
- Insulin resistance (as occurs in diabetes)
- High levels of triglycerides (fat) in the blood
- Rapid loss in weight
- Genetically Inherited
- Some drugs like Corticosteroids, Tamoxifen
- Certain cancer chemotherapy drugs
Ayurvedic View for Cause of Fatty Liver
In accordance to Ayurveda, Fatty Liver disease happens due to imbalances of three types of physical energy, or doshas (vata, pitta and Kapha). The liver is regarded a fire or pitta organ, as it is essential for digestion and elimination. So the good health of liver needs to balance the pitta dosha. This will strengthen the ability of liver to flush toxins from the body. As when there is overloading of liver with toxins like alcohol or fats, it will work too hard and burn too hot. This leads to inflammation and problems throughout the body.
Signs and Symptoms of Fatty Liver
Fatty liver disease rarely causes symptoms until the liver disease is far advanced.
Excess fat can cause liver inflammation which is diagnosed only by physical examination and with inflamed liver one may have:
- Pain in the center or right upper part of the belly
- Feeling of tiredness
- Loss of weight or poor appetite
- Enlarged spleen
- Abdominal swelling (ascites)
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
- Skin on neck or under your arms may have dark, colored patches.
- Confusion, poor judgment, or trouble in concentration may also happen.
In case of alcoholic liver disease, one may notice that the symptoms get worse after a period of heavy drinking.
Herbal Remedies for Fatty Liver by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Fatty Liver Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of fatty liver. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
- Yakrit Plihantak Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice a day before meals with warm water or decoction method.
- Livoplan Syrup - 2 tsp twice a day after meals.
- Liv Support Capsules - 1 capsule twice a day after meals with warm water.
1. Yakrit Plihantak Churna
This is a herba powder made from the wonderful herbs like Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Makoy (Solanum indicum), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kaasni (Cichorium intybus), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea) and Bhringraj (Eclipta alba). This is very useful in all the liver anomalies. This herbal powder helps in the treatment of liver cirrhosis, fatty liver, spleenomegaly, hepatitis B, etc.
2. Livoplan Syrup
This is a herbal syrup that contains herbs such as Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), Rohitaka (Tecomella undulata), Bhumiamla (Phyllanthus niruri), Patol (Trichosanthes diocia), Kasni (Cichorium intybus), etc. These herbs regenerate the liver cells and protect the liver from toxins. It eliminates the toxins from the liver and provides a healthy liver function.
3. Liv Support Capsules
It is a poly herbal formulation and it is made from the extracts of herbs such as Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Saral (Pinus roxburghii), Kasani (Cichorium intybus). The herbs in this formulation support a healthy liver by detoxifying the liver from toxins. It regenerates the damaged cells in the liver.
All these herbs work together which makes this herbal formulation much suitable for cleaning and strengthening the liver. Some of its herbs are efficient in liver detoxification also which helps to revive liver cells.
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