How can I manage my fatty liver disease on a daily basis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Fatty liver disease, whether caused by alcohol consumption or not, is managed by eliminating alcohol use and following your doctor’s or nutritionist’s guidelines for medication, weight loss, and proper diet. Abstaining from alcohol is crucial to restoring the liver to good health, provided the damage to the liver is not too great. If alcohol is an issue, your doctor or a counselor may help, as well as a recovery program. You will also need to follow a nutrition program that helps achieve and maintain a healthy weight and healthy cholesterol levels; limiting salt and sugar is important. If you have diabetes, it will need to be controlled. Regular exercise is also considered important. Make sure to take any medications as prescribed. Finally, make sure your doctor knows about all over-the-counter medications and supplements you are taking, as some can cause liver damage.

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