miércoles, 5 de diciembre de 2012

Andreas Moritz

Fatty liver disease is a common but reversible condition where large amounts of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells because of abnormal retention. In developed countries, fatty liver disease now affects 1 in every 10 people. Although, there are various primary reasons that can lead to this condition, they all share bile duct congestion as the immediate principal cause.
The most well-known causes include excessive alcohol and fat consumption. Also drugs like amiodarone, methotrexate, diltiazem, expired tetracycline, highly active antiretroviral therapy, glucocorticoids, and tamoxifen can lead to fatty liver disease.
A healthy liver moves all excessive fat from the body via the bile ducts into the digestive tract. Gallstones in the liver’s bile ducts, on the other hand, forces liver cells to accumulate fat, thereby making them obese. The fattier the liver gets, the less able it is to remove excessive fat from the rest of the body, regardles...Ver más
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