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Fatty Liver Disease Treatments for Prevention & Reversal

Fatty Liver (NAFLD)

Fatty liver disease or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common condition that affects as much as 40% of adults. This medical condition occurs because of fat deposition within the liver caused by too many calories and impaired metabolism indicated by high blood sugar and triglyceride levels. Fatty liver is also seen in those who drink excess alcohol. 

Fatty liver disease causes chronic liver inflammation, which can progress to fibrosis and liver failure. Fatty liver disease due to obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes is now the second most common cause of liver failure requiring transplant and is predicted to be the leading cause in the next decade.

Here at HealthspanMD™ in Phoenix, Arizona, we specialize in fatty liver treatment that helps people heal their metabolism and get the best chance to reverse fatty liver disease. With our personalized, comprehensive, and connected care model, we’re ready to work with you to ensure your liver remains in good health for as long as possible so you can live a long and vital life.

Dr. Robert Todd Hurst, MD, FACC, FASE  has extensive experience in treating patients with fatty liver disease who want the best treatment to lower the risk of complications and get the best chance to reverse fatty liver disease. If you have fatty liver disease and want to reverse it, schedule a consultation with our team today.

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Inside of the liver

Hepatic Steatosis Treatment & Prevention

Identifying & Treating Causes of Fatty Liver

The first step if you have or suspect you have fatty liver disease is to see a specialist with expertise in diagnosing and treating liver disease (typically a hepatologist near you). The next step is to address the root cause of your fatty liver and fix your metabolism. While each individual has unique needs, the four factors that should be optimized to fix your metabolism are:

  • Body weight or body composition
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Blood sugar levels
  • Blood pressure 

And the six tools to optimize your metabolism are:

  • Healthy nutrition in the right amounts
  • Regular physical activity
  • Restorative sleep
  • Stress management
  • Avoiding toxins (particularly alcohol – ask your hepatologist in Arizona if any amount of alcohol is safe for you)
  • Stay connected – socially and to your purpose

Getting the best outcomes and potentially reversing fatty liver disease is complex. If you’re looking for expert guidance on how to heal your metabolism and achieve your health, weight, and longevity goals, our team can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the HealthspanMD™ approach help treat my fatty liver symptoms?

Fatty liver disease (also called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD) affects up to 40% of adults and is a common consequence of an unhealthy metabolism. 

Lifestyle changes are the cornerstones of the treatment of fatty liver disease, not just fatty liver medicine. In some studies, up to 90% of fatty liver can be cured or reversed by healing your metabolism instead of relying solely on medication for fatty liver.

The Six Healthspan Tools (nutrition, physical activity, sleep, manage stress, avoid toxins, stay connected) we listed above are key to treating and preventing fatty liver disease from having a detrimental effect on your life.

What do you mean by “fix my metabolism?”

Metabolic disease (sometimes called cardiometabolic disease) is epidemic in the world today – 88% of adults have at least one sign of metabolic disease such as high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels, high blood sugar levels, or unhealthy weight. 

As we’ve discussed, there are six tools – that when combined with expert medical care – are most effective in treating blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and unhealthy weight – in other words, healing your metabolism:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Sleep
  • Stress management
  • Avoid toxins
  • Connection – socially and to your purpose

The HealthspanMD™ program uses these six tools to help our clients heal their metabolism and reduce the risk of the most common and deadly diseases, including fatty liver.

Does HealthspanMD™ accept health insurance?

Yes! HealthspanMD™ is proud to accept insurance from most major providers, including Medicare. View our Insurance page to see our full list of accepted providers, and if you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

How can I get started with the best hepatology doctor near me?

At HealthspanMD™, we make it easy to take the first step toward achieving your health, weight, and longevity goals. Just press the Request an Appointment button to schedule your first consultation. You’ll meet with Dr. Hurst to create your Healthspan Action Plan and get clear on your best opportunities to achieve your goals.

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