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By Dr. Ruperto Oliveró Rigau
Internal Medicine

He is a doctor with over 30 years experience in prestigious centers, occupying positions of responsibility in them. He is currently a consultant in internal medicine and preventive cardiology - in Teknon Medical Center.

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Fatty liver how do I prevent it?

Maintain a healthy weight, control fat intake and exercise is essential to prevent this health problem.

Approximately between 25 and 30 % of the western population suffers hepatic steatosis, affection commonly called&ldquo,&rdquo fatty liver ;. According to Dr. Ruperto Olivero, a specialist in internal medicine and preventive medicine at the Medical Center teknon,&ldquo, this disease is characterized by excessive accumulation of fatty acids and triglycerides inside the liver cells, a process that has several stages and eventually causes cirrhosis hepatica&rdquo ,.

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& ldquo;This pathology usually is caused by the ingestion of alcohol, to present excessive weight (obesity ) or type two diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, or syndrome of insulin resistance. Also observed a greater predisposition to suffer from this disease in women and among people taking drugs such as tamoxifen, oral contraceptives, cortisone and derivatives, tetracyclines or antidepressants, among other drugs&rdquo ,.

Obesity, diabetes and excess lipids in the blood are the basic wedges of this condition.

The prevention of fatty liver

Fatty liver can be prevented by correcting its causes:“weight loss in obese patients, continued physical exercise and glycemic control in diabetic patients is required. In addition, we must establish certain measures dieteti cas, how to control alcohol intake and a diet is caused by eating low fat, but high in fi bre (fruits, vegetables, etc.). In excess (obesity ) or having cases of morbid obesity, type two diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia or use syndrome&rdquo bariatric surgery may be necessary; explains Dr.. Ruperto Olivero.

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Source: Article made based on experience and professional career of doctor
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