One-third of Indians have non-alcoholic fatty liver; Ayurveda the way out?

Over one-third (38 percent) of Indians have fatty liver or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, including 35 percent of the children, says an AIIMS study published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology in June 2022. 

The study finds sedentary lifestyle and westernization of our diets including increased intake of fast food and fewer fruits and vegetables on the plate as the reason for fatty liver. There is currently no approved drug treatment for this condition.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver sees fat building up in the liver. Over time this condition may lead to liver cirrhosis and eventually to liver failure. However, the condition is reversible.

While modern medicine has very little to offer, classical proprietary and patented formulations of Ayurveda have shown promising results. Experts agree that adopting a healthy lifestyle is the only way to conquer this new epidemic. 

According to Ayurveda, the liver is the origin of Pitta. While Pitta is hot and produces energy and heat, Kapha has a cold and stabilized nature. When Kapha dosha rises above normal levels, it suppresses Pitta and its function in supporting the liver. 

Ayurveda, with its safe and effective medication, has great potential in treating fatty liver. Various Ayurveda formulations for fatty liver are mentioned in classical texts which can be widely used for this purpose

Start your treatment only in consultation with a qualified medical practitioner. Self-medication must be avoided at all costs.  

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