Obesity is a major issue worldwide and has increased dramatically during recent decades. As a result, obesity and related diseases today pose a severe risk to the present and future health of all human communities. Today's population is accustomed to processed foods. Processed, packaged, and junk foods are popular right now. Kids and Adults everybody is obsessed with theses foods. But, all these foods are high in calorie which leads to obesity and obesity is the most common cause of liver diseases.
How Obesity causes Liver Disease?
Liver is one of the most important organs of our bodies. The largest internal organ in the human body is the liver, which is situated on the upper-right side of the belly. The liver's primary jobs are to digest nutrients from food and eliminate poisons. Blood from the digestive system filters through the liver before travelling anywhere else in the body.
Fat accumulates in the liver as a result of consuming too many calories. When the liver does not process and break down fats as it normally should, too much fat will accumulate. If a person has another ailment, such as obesity, diabetes, or high triglycerides, they are more likely to develop fatty liver. Alcohol abuse, rapid weight loss, and malnutrition may also lead to fatty liver. However, some people develop fatty liver even if they have none of these conditions.
It is normal for the liver to contain some fat, but if fat accounts for more than 10 per cent of the liver’s weight, then you have fatty liver and you may develop more serious complications like NAFLD Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
Although fatty liver may not harm the body, the extra fat can occasionally cause the liver to become inflamed. This condition, called steatohepatitis, does cause liver damage. Sometimes, inflammation from a fatty liver is linked to alcohol abuse. This is known as alcoholic steatohepatitis. Otherwise, the condition is called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH. An inflamed liver may become scarred and hardened over time. This condition, called cirrhosis, is serious and often leads to liver failure. NASH is one of the top three leading causes of cirrhosis.
People should therefore take better care of their bodies. Obesity can be decreased by cutting back on junk food, including more nutritious options in diets, and increasing physical activity.