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Fatty Liver

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Fatty liver disease or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition that affects as much as 40% of adults. This medical condition occurs because of fat deposition within the liver caused by too many calories and impaired metabolism indicated by high blood sugar and triglyceride levels. Fatty liver is also seen in those who drink excess alcohol. Fatty liver disease causes chronic liver inflammation, which can progress to fibrosis and liver failure. Fatty liver disease due to obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes is now the second most common cause of liver failure requiring transplant and is predicted to be the leading cause in the next decade.

What to Do if You Have  NAFLD

The first step if you have or suspect you have fatty liver disease is to see a specialist with expertise in diagnosing and treating liver disease (typically a hepatologist.) The next step is to address the root cause of your fatty liver and fix your metabolism. While each individual has unique needs, the four factors that should be optimized to fix your metabolism are:

  • Body weight or body composition
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Blood pressure 

And the six tools to optimize your metabolism are:

  • Healthy nutrition in the right amounts
  • Regular physical activity
  • Restorative sleep
  • Stress management
  • Avoiding toxins (particularly alcohol – ask your hepatologist if any amount of  alcohol is safe for you)
  • Stay connected – socially and to your purpose

Getting the best outcomes and potentially reversing fatty liver disease is complex. If you’re looking for expert guidance on how to heal your metabolism and achieve your health, weight, and longevity goals, our team can help.

Contact Our Office To Reverse Fatty Liver Disease

If you have fatty liver disease and want to reverse it, schedule a consultation with our team. Here at HealthspanMD™ in Phoenix, Arizona we specialize in helping people heal their metabolism and get the best chance to reverse fatty liver disease with our personalized, comprehensive, and connected care model. We’re ready to work with you to ensure your liver remains in good health for as long as possible so you can live a long and vital life. Dr. Robert Todd Hurst, MD, FACC, FASE  has extensive experience in treating patients with fatty liver disease who want the best treatment to lower the risk of complications and get the best chance to reverse fatty liver disease. He established HealthspanMD™ to help patients live long, healthy, and vital lives. He brings over 25 years of experience at respected institutions such as the Mayo Clinic and the Banner Heart Institute. With over 50 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 delivered educational presentations, he continues to be an active part in advancing heart health and providing leading-edge care for his patients.

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