Fatty liver disease is a common condition caused by the storage of extra fat in the liver. There are two types of Fatty Liver Disease: Alcoholic fatty liver, the accumulation of fat in the liver caused by heavy drinking. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease occurs in non-heavy drinkers; researchers haven’t found the exact cause, though obesity and diabetes can increase your risk.
While many people have no symptoms, and it doesn’t cause serious problems, for some can cause inflammation and scarring and even lead to liver failure or cirrhosis. The good news is you can often prevent or even reverse fatty liver disease with lifestyle changes, including a focus on gut health and detoxing. Our Forum Health integrative physicians take a full-body approach to getting your health back on track.