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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Hepatic Steatosis

The word Hepatic means "liver" and Steatosis means "infiltration of liver cells with fat". Liver is consider as the second largest organ in the body. The normal liver weighs 1.4 to 1.5kg in males and 1.2 to 1.4kg in females. Size of liver in males is 10.5cm and in females is 7cm but, when its size increase 5 to 10 percent of normal, it leads to Hepatic Steatosis.

Hepatic Steatosis

If too much fats accumulate in the liver, it lead to a condition known as "Hepatic Steatosis". The condition is also termed as fatty liver. Hepatic Steatosis occur when there is accumulation of fatty acids in the form of triglycerides in the cytoplasm of hepatocytes.

Planet Ayurveda offers wonderful Ayurvedic treatment for Hepatic steatosis that is quite effective and result giving. We shall discuss that later, once we understand about hepatic stenosis in detail!

It is a reversible condition that can often be resolved with lifestyle modifications. In many cases, hepatic steatosis has no symptoms. The food we eat changes into fat with the help of liver. These fat are known as triglycerides that gives energy to the body and form new cells in the body.

Triglycerides when get collected in the liver cells it lead to hepatic steatosis.

HEPATIC STEATOSIS IS MAINLY OF TWO TYPES

1) Alcoholic Steatosis:

People that drink lots of alcohol are more prone to this disease. In alcoholic people, liver changes its way to breakdown and stores fats in the body. Among this you can have more chance of Alcoholic Steatosis if you are obese, consuming more iron in body and suffering from Hepatitis C. If a person is chronic alcoholic, it produces toxic metabolites that cause hepatic steatosis.

2) Non-Alcoholic Steatosis:

The reason behind this condition may be due to genetic factor, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, malnutrition, viral hepatitis, weight loss, medications or bacteria in small intestines. In late pregnancy hepatic steatosis may occur in some case.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEPATIC STEATOSIS

  1. General weakness
  2. Nausea
  3. Fatigue
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Weight loss
  6. Misjudgment
  7. Distraction
  8. Pain on right side of body under ribs
  9. Fever
  10. Swelling of the abdomen
  11. Viral hepatitis
  12. Jaundice

HOW IS HEPATIC STEATOSIS DIAGNOSED?

Hepatic Steatosis is diagnosed by various tests mentioned below:

  1. A routine blood test: When the liver enzymes are higher than its normal range can be a reason for hepatic steatosis.
  2. Physical check-up: If liver is enlarged or inflamed it can be detected by examining abdomen of the affected person. Affected person may experience loss of appetite or fatigue.
  3. Ultrasound, CT scan and MRI: These imaging scan can detect fat in liver.
  4. Biopsy: Liver biopsy is another option to found hepatic steatosis.

AYURVEDIC POINT OF VIEW ON HEPATIC STEATOSIS

Ayurveda helps to rule out any disease on "Tridosha's" theory. These three dosha are commonly known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha that move throughout our body via blood media. Liver is known by "Yakrit" in ayurveda. When the Pitta get imbalanced in liver cells, it leads to accumulation of kapha in the liver. Kapha dosha cause free fats to get stick to the liver and cause channel blocks that lead hepatic steatosis.

These two doshas are the culprit for hepatic steatosis condition.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HEPATIC STENOSIS

Planet Ayurveda's Liver Care Pack helps to increase the longevity of liver and to fight against Hepatic Steatosis condition. The blended mixture of herbs used in the preparation of this pack reduces kapha and pitta dosha, which is main reason for this disease. These four formulations are mentioned below:

Liver Care Pack

1) Liver Detox Capsules:

These capsules cause detoxification of liver and decrease fats. The properties of herbs used in this preparation help to control hepatic steatosis or any kind of liver disease. Herbs used in the preparation of liver detox capsules are:

  • Kutki
  • Kalmegh
  • Punarnarva
  • Kaasni
  • Biranjasipha
  • Himsra and Jhavuka

These all herbs have cleansing properties and strengthen the liver. Liver detox cuts down the extra fat from liver and increases lifespan of liver.

DOSAGE: 2 capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.

2) Echinacea Capsules:

Echinacea herb has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and immunological properties that deal with hepatic steatosis. The herb is known as "King of Bitters" that balance tridosha in body. This capsule helps in liver detoxification. The pure extract of Echinacea (Andrographis paniculata) is used in preparation of capsules.

DOSAGE: 2 capsule, twice daily with plain water, after meals.

3) Cap. Phyllanthus Niruri:

The herb is also known as "bhumyamlaki or bhumiamla" as per ayurveda. Pure extract of this herb is used for capsules preparation. This herb has hepatoprotective property that helps in any kind of liver problem. These capsules protect liver damage caused by alcohol and toxins.

DOSAGE: 2 capsule, twice daily, with plain water.

4) Yakritplihantak Churna:

As the name suggest Yakrit that means "liver" and Pliha means "spleen". The herbs used in preparation of this churna helps to manage with the various conditions of liver as well as spleen. They help to regenerate liver cells and manage the deposition of fats on liver. Herbs that are used in formulation are:

  • Katuki
  • Bhumi Amla
  • Punarnava
  • Makoy
  • Kalmegh
  • Kaasni
  • Sharpunka
  • Bhringraj

These all herbs in combination has amazing healing properties on liver. It brings down alkaline phosphatase level, SGOT, SGPT levels and Bile levels in hepatic steatosis case. These herbs remove extra fats from liver and extra water from body. The herbs has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic and hepatoprotective properties that balance overall health of liver. This is amazing herbal remedy for fatty liver.

DOSAGE: You can boil the powder 1 teaspoonful in 400 ml water, keep it boiling until it remains 50 ml. Strain it and drink the water. Leave the residue. Do it twice daily. Make fresh every time.

SOME TIPS THAT HELP YOU TO REDUCE THE RISK OF HEPATIC STEATOSIS ARE

  1. Do exercise, walk, yoga and meditation daily. You should perform these simple pranayama and yoga postures to get relief from hepatic steatosis (Kapalbhati Pranayam, Ardh Matsyendrasana, Dhanurasana, Gomukhasana and Naukasana).
  2. Use a heathy diet including raw fruits and boiled vegetables.
  3. Avoid fatty fast food or junk food.
  4. Quit alcohol consumption
  5. Avoid excess use of salt and sugary products
  6. Maintain your weight
  7. Donot use fatty acids or oils that are bad for your liver health.

You can use all hepatic stenosis herbal remedies together for 2 to 3 months to see the difference. Opt for healthy diet along and take care of your health!

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