Category Archives: Disease Profile

Tests to Diagnose Fatty Liver

Methods to Diagnose Fatty Liver Every human body has a certain limit in regards to the amount of dietary fats it can process.  As and when fat consumption exceeds, it begins to accumulate in the liver cells, making this organ open to disease development or even irreversible damage. Fatty liver is a condition marked by a gradual buildup of fat in the liver.  The human liver is an organ that aids in metabolizing dietary fats consumed by an individual.  When this consumption goes beyond a limit Read more [...]

Different Types of Fatty Liver

Fatty liver is a condition where fat begins to accumulate in unusually large amounts in the liver cells.  This seems to have developed into a common form of liver problem, especially among those who abuse alcohol.  However, alcohol does not seem to be the only causative factor behind this condition; unhealthy eating and lifestyle patterns, certain disease conditions, and genetics too do seem to play a role in bringing about this liver problem. Fatty liver disease can be further categorized into Read more [...]

Causes of Fatty Liver in Humans

Reasons for Fatty Liver The human liver is a vascular and glandular organ that converts fats obtained from one’s diet to a type that can be stored and used for normal body functions.  When the dietary fat consumed by a person is in unusual amounts, it can bring about several unhealthy conditions of the liver, including fatty liver disease. What is exactly a fatty liver? Fatty liver is a state wherein the liver, due to increased pile-up of unhealthy fats and triglycerides, begins to enlarge Read more [...]

Signs and Symptoms of Fatty Liver

Signs and Symptoms of Fatty Liver Under normal conditions, the liver contains some amount of fat which is not considered to bring about any health concerns.  However, when the build-up of fat in the liver cells goes to unusually high amounts, it causes a deterioration in the normal functions of the organ, kills healthy tissues, and eventually can give rise to fatty liver disease. Fatty liver is nothing but a gradual accumulation of fat in the liver cells, causing it to grow in size, and bring Read more [...]