A fatty liver is a common condition that occurs when excess calories build up in the liver. Fat builds up in the liver because the organ is unable to properly process fats. The liver cannot function properly because it is missing nerve endings that trigger the pain alarm. People who are overweight are often plagued by fatty livers. Unfortunately, losing weight may be impossible if you suffer from a fatty liver.
People with fatty livers often don’t receive treatment. In fact, it can go undetected for years. The consequences of a fatty liver are serious enough that many people suffer from the condition. While there are no obvious symptoms, doctors often ignore the warning signs of fatty livers. Fortunately, a new study by Dr. Karlas and his co-author, Dr. Johannes Wiegand, is working on an ultrasound technique that can detect the onset of liver cirrhosis and fatty liver. This will be a breakthrough because many people with fatty livers don’t experience the symptoms of the disease.
In fact, people with fatty livers are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. It is believed that this condition is linked to poor dietary habits. Overeating, unhealthy diets, and an inactive lifestyle can contribute to the condition. Furthermore, fatty livers can lead to other metabolic problems, including hypertriglyceridemia and cardiovascular disease. In fact, fatty livers are now widely considered a major threat to the metabolic health of overweight populations.