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Alert men: How to know if you suffer from fatty liver?

Fatty liver, also known as hepatic steatosis, is a condition in which fat accumulates in the liver, leading to inflammation and liver damage. It is often associated with excessive alcohol consumption, but it can also be caused by factors such as obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.


Although fatty liver can be asymptomatic in its early stages, there are some signs that may indicate a man is suffering from this condition. The following are some signs to pay attention to:


  • Weight gain: If a man experiences unexplained weight gain, particularly around the waist, he may be suffering from fatty liver.

  • Fatigue: Chronic fatigue can be a sign of fatty liver, as the liver is working harder than usual to break down and eliminate fats.

  • Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain can be a sign of liver inflammation, which can occur as a result of fatty liver.

  • Skin changes: The presence of dark spots on the skin or the development of a rash can be indicative of fatty liver.

  • Memory and concentration problems: Fatty liver can lead to memory and concentration issues due to the accumulation of toxins in the brain.


If a man experiences any of these symptoms, it is important for him to speak with his doctor to undergo an examination and determine if he is suffering from fatty liver. Blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, and liver biopsy are some of the tests that can be used to diagnose the condition.


Among the causes are the consumption of simple carbohydrates, sugary drinks, excessive fruit intake, or alcohol consumption.


In conclusion, fatty liver is a condition that can be challenging to detect in its early stages, but if caught in time, it can be treated and prevented before it causes permanent liver damage. Therefore, if a man experiences any of the aforementioned symptoms, it is important for him to seek immediate medical attention.


If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, you can email us at info@elan.com.gt or call 2296-5986 and 7.


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