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8 symptoms of fat in fícattle (with online test)

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8 symptoms of fat in fícattle (with online test)
8 symptoms of fat in fícattle (with online test)

The most classic symptoms of fat accumulation in the liver are:

  1. Loss of appetite;
  2. Excessive fatigue;
  3. Abdominal pain, especially in the upper right region;
  4. Constant headache;
  5. Swelling of the belly;
  6. Itchy skin;
  7. Yellow skin and eyes;
  8. White stools.

In the early stages of fatty liver disease, a condition called hepatic steatosis, there are usually no signs or symptoms, however as the disease progresses and the liver is compromised, it is possible that some symptoms may arise.Understand what it is, the symptoms, degrees and treatment of hepatic steatosis.

As the accumulation of fat in the liver most of the time causes no symptoms or has non-specific symptoms, the diagnosis usually happens during routine exams. In addition, fatty liver is usually not a serious condition, but when not properly treated, it can lead to loss of liver cell function and cirrhosis, and a liver transplant may be necessary.

Online Symptom Test

If you think you may have fatty liver, please select your symptoms to know the risk:

  1. 1.Loss of appetite? Yes No
  2. 2.Upper right belly pain? Yes No
  3. 3.Swollen belly? Yes No
  4. 4.White stools? Yes No
  5. 5.Frequent fatigue? Yes No
  6. 6.Constant headache? Yes No
  7. 7.Feeling sick and vomiting? Yes No
  8. 8.Yellowish eye and skin color? Yes No


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Degrees of liver fat

Liver fat can be classified in a few degrees according to the amount of fat accumulated in the liver:

  • Grade 1: when less than 33% of liver cells are affected;
  • Grade 2: between 33 and 66% of liver cells are affected;
  • Grade 3: More than 66% of liver cells are affected.

However, the accumulation of fat in the liver is usually silent, and may not cause symptoms or just be noticed some tiredness or a slight pain in the abdomen.Other symptoms, such as yellow skin and eyes, are usually not related to the degree of fat accumulated in the liver, but to the presence of inflammation and fibrosis, which can also occur in some people who have this accumulation of fat.

How the diagnosis is made

The diagnosis of fat in the liver is made by the hepatologist or general practitioner through abdominal ultrasound, however, exams such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging or even liver biopsy can also show the accumulation of fat.

In addition, other tests such as the measurement of liver enzymes, such as TGO and TGP, and bilirubin can be useful to assess liver function. However, only biopsy or tests such as magnetic resonance elastography or ultrasound, for example, are able to show whether there is significant fibrosis and inflammation. Learn about the main tests used to evaluate the liver.

Possible causes of fatty liver

The mechanism that leads to the accumulation of fat in the liver is still not very well established, despite being much studied. However, it is known that some conditions favor the accumulation of fat in this organ, progressively leading to the loss of liver function.

People who have bad eating habits, who do not practice physical activity, who make frequent and excessive use of alcoholic beverages, who have high cholesterol or who are diabetic are more likely to have fatty liver. Learn more about the causes of fatty liver.

How to treat

Liver fat is curable, especially when it is still in its early stages, and its treatment is mainly done with changes in diet, regular physical activity, weight loss and control of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.

In addition, it is important to stop smoking and drinking alcohol, and to reduce the consumption of foods high in fat and simple carbohydrates, such as white bread, pizza, red meat, sausage, sausage, butter and frozen foods.Thus, the diet should be rich in whole foods, such as wheat flour, rice and whole wheat pasta, fruits, vegetables, fish, white meats, milk and skimmed derivatives. Check out how to feed for fat in the liver.

Watch the video to find out which foods are indicated in the diet for liver fat.

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