Fatty liver disease is when fat builds up in your liver. Your liver’s job is to filter everything you eat and drink while removing anything harmful from your blood. Too much fat in your liver can interfere with this process.  A fatty liver occurs when an individual abuses alcohol. Below are a few things you should know about this dangerous disease. For more information on sober living in NJ, contact our rehab today.

The Causes

The main cause of fatty liver disease is heavy drinking. In fact, doctors are unaware of what causes the disease outside of alcoholism. This disease occurs when your body can’t process fat fast enough. Having unhealthy eating habits can contribute to the problem.

The Symptoms

If you have a fatty liver, you might experience fatigue or stomach pains. If your liver has become inflamed, you might experience a lack of appetite and weight loss.

Prevention

To avoid Fatty liver disease, first things first, drinking alcohol only in moderation. This means only one to two drinks per day. Living a healthy lifestyle and engaging in physical activity regularly can also help prevention.

What rehab can help me with Sober Living in NJ?

Sober Living in NJ

Is your binge drinking becoming a problem? Or causing you health issues? If your drinking is affecting your life in a negative way, the Discovery Institute can help. With a variety of programs designed to assist you with coping in everyday life, we can help guide them to lifelong recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our therapy options.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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