ALEJANDRA AGUIRRE DE LA TORRECARLOS FERNANDO JAIME GRANADOS JOSE IVAN GONZALEZ ABARCA Monday, October 24th 2011
Also known as Hepatic Steatosis or fatty liver refers to a reversible condition in which there are acummulation of trygliceride fat into intracitoplasmic vacuoles.
It is commonly associated with alcohol or metabolic syndrome (diabetes, hypertension, obesity and dyslipidemia) but can also be due to any one of many causes it is difficult to distinguish alcoholic FLD from non alcoholic FLD and both show micro- vesicular and macrovesicular fatty changes at different stages
The treatment of fatty liver is related to thecause. It is important to remember that simplefatty liver may not require treatment. Thebenefit of weight loss, dietary fat restriction,and exercise in obese patients is inconsistent.Reducing or eliminating alcohol use canimprove fatty liver due to alcohol toxicity.Controlling blood sugar may reduce theseverity of fatty liver in patients with diabetes.Ursodeoxycholic acid may improve liverfunction test results, but its effect onimproving the underlying liver abnormality isunclear.