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How to Correct Fatty Liver

By Valencia Higuera ; Updated July 27, 2017

There are various ways to correct a fatty liver and ward off complications such as inflammation and scarring of the liver. Fatty liver disease can result from poor diet and lack of physical activity. With treatment, you can reverse fatty liver and maintain a healthy liver.

Reduce body weight. Lose weight to fix a fatty liver and prevent future complications. Eat low-fat or fat-free foods such as fruits, whole grains and vegetables. Opt for smaller meals to lower your calorie intake and pass on fast foods, fried foods and sugar.

Start a workout program. Regular exercise can help you drop extra pounds and improve your well-being. Begin a consistent routine and plan for 30 minutes of activity a day--take a walk, jog or join a gym.

Incorporate core exercises. Fatty liver disease is common in persons with larger stomachs, due to excess fat around the liver. Engage in stomach or core exercises such as pilates or crunches to reduce belly fat and get rid of a fatty liver.

Limit alcohol. Speed your recovery by avoiding alcoholic beverages. Depending on your drinking habits, alcoholic beverages can result in a fatty liver. Stay away from alcohol and limit your intake to one alcoholic beverage a day once your liver heals.

Recognize harmful medications. Certain prescription medications can gradually damage the liver and impede your efforts to reverse fatty liver. If your medications list liver damage as a possible side effect, speak with your doctor and ask for an alternative drug.

Consider medications. There isn't a specific drug to treat fatty liver. However, taking a medication to reduce your cholesterol and triglycerides (blood fat) can help correct a fatty liver. Possible options include statins, niacin and natural supplements like omega-3. Discuss options with a doctor.

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