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Fatty liver is often unnoticed, but it is a health warning. Among them, obesity is the most common, and the age group is gradually decreasing. Zhang Wenxin, deputy director of Chengguan Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic, pointed out four major categories of causes. In addition to improving the causes, they can also be treated through traditional Chinese medicine!
Fatty liver is difficult to detect, affects the heart and lungs, and fat may accumulate in other places!
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Hard-to-find fatty liver disease:
Vice President Zhang Wenxin said that most patients with fatty liver usually have no symptoms, and only a few people feel slight pain or fatigue in the right upper abdomen, which is often discovered during health examinations.
It also affects cardiopulmonary function:
The appearance of fatty liver is a warning sign of the body, indicating that a large amount of fat has accumulated in the waist and abdomen. It belongs to central obesity (apple-shaped). The waist and abdomen are close to the heart. Excessive fat will cause increased abdominal pressure, causing venous return disorders in the lower limbs, affecting Cardiopulmonary function, as well as the coordination of blood supply and endocrine function of internal organs.
Fat can also accumulate in other places:
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Since fat has been accumulated in the liver, it may also be accumulated in the heart and cerebral blood vessels, increasing the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, such as coronary arteriosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, abnormal blood lipid metabolism, etc. Therefore, health is reduced. It is extremely important for personal health.
Fatty liver can be divided into four main types. Taiwanese people love delicious food, and the obese type is the most common.
There are 4 types of fatty liver, with different improvement directions:
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Vice President Zhang Wenxin said that to improve fatty liver disease, we need to understand the causes. Fatty liver disease caused by obesity and overnutrition requires proper control of food intake and healthy weight loss. Alcoholic fatty liver disease caused by long-term alcohol abuse must be avoided. People with diseases such as hyperlipidemia, diabetes, hepatitis, etc. must cooperate with traditional Chinese and Western physicians for treatment and take medication to control the condition. If you take steroids or certain drugs for a long time, you must discuss with your attending physician to adjust the drug dosage according to your physical condition.
The most common types of obesity among Taiwanese people:
Obesity is the most common cause of fatty liver. Especially now that Taiwanese people emphasize gourmetism, the obesity problem is becoming more and more serious, and the age trend is decreasing. Many young people already have fatty liver.
Improper weight loss may accelerate deterioration!
For obesity-type fatty liver, the degree of steatosis is directly proportional to the severity of obesity. Weight loss is the most effective method, which can restore liver function to normal. However, excessive weight loss may cause fatty liver and cause fibrosis in the liver portal area. , further worsening into cirrhosis.
Obesity type is the most common type of fatty liver in Taiwan. Traditional Chinese medicine divides it into 3 types, with different treatments!
Vice President Zhang Wenxin pointed out that from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, fatty liver related to obesity, diet, nutrition, etc. can be divided into three major types, and the treatment directions are also different.
(1) Liver and stomach disharmony type
Office workers who are over-stressed may overeat or eat late-night snacks to vent their anger, or eat quickly to rush for time.
Dullness and pain in the right upper quadrant, easy abdominal distension, burping, flatulence, distending pain in the chest and hypochondrium, chest tightness, epigastric distention, headache, nausea, and insomnia.
Soothe the liver, regulate qi and harmonize the stomach.
Bupleurum, skullcap, white peony root, Citrus aurantium, Cyperus rotundus, Ligusticum chuanxiong, licorice, pinellia, ginger, Poria.
(2) Liver and gallbladder damp-heat type
People who like to eat spicy food, drink excessively, or like to eat ice products and cold food will form a damp-heat constitution over time.
Distension and pain in the right upper abdomen, enlarged liver, bitter mouth and dry mouth, irritability, often yellow urine, tiredness or nausea, loss of appetite, sticky stools and difficulty in clearing the bowels.
Clear away heat and promote dampness.
Gardenia, coptis, mugwort, cassia, plantain, lotus leaf, alisma, pinellia, poria, coix seed.
(3) Spleen deficiency and dampness syndrome
Thinking too much damages the spleen and stomach, eats uncontrollably, likes to eat ice cream, or over-diet to lose weight quickly, or even abnormally increase liver function.
Right upper quadrant discomfort, fatigue and weakness, dizziness, abdominal distension or indigestion after meals, burping and belching, or accompanied by chest tightness, nausea, easy edema and weight gain, leucorrhea, and loose or shapeless stools.
Strengthen the spleen and remove dampness.
Atractylodes, Atractylodes, Astragalus, Codonopsis, Licorice, Hawthorn, Tangerine Peel, Magnolia officinalis, Pinellia ternata, Bamboo Ru, Poria.
Vice President Zhang Wenxin reminded that many traditional Chinese medicines can directly or indirectly help, but they need to be evaluated by professional doctors to determine whether the body is suitable for consumption. It is also recommended to avoid milk tea, fried chicken, salty crispy chicken, fatty meat, animal offal, fried food, etc. to help improve fatty liver.
This article is reproduced with permission from: Today’s HealthTaiwanese people love delicious food, but beware of fatty liver disease! Associate Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Obesity is the most common type, and treatment is different among the four types.》