Causes and Symptoms of Fatty Liver 

Causes of Fatty Liver Disease and Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease.

Fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis) is a condition by which fat accumulates in the liver. The build-up of fat can cause inflammation and damage to liver cells.

Causes of Fatty Liver Disease:

There are multiple causes and symptoms of fatty liver disease. Some of the causes include:


When a person is overweight or obese, the liver can become overwhelmed by the excess fat in the body and may start to store it within the liver.


Insulin Resistance:

When the body becomes resistant to insulin, it can cause the liver to produce more glucose, which can lead to the accumulation of fat in the liver.

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Type 2 Diabetes:

People with type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of developing fatty liver disease. High blood sugar levels can cause the liver to produce more fat.

High Cholesterol and Triglycerides:

When the liver is unable to process these substances properly, it can lead to the accumulation of fat within the liver.

Rapid Weight Loss:

This can cause fatty liver disease, especially if it is done through unhealthy means, such as crash dieting.


Some medications can cause fatty liver disease, including corticosteroids, tamoxifen, and amiodarone.


Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease:

Fatigue: People may feel more tired than usual. This could be due to the liver’s reduced ability to process toxins and produce energy.

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Abdominal Discomfort: 

Some people may experience discomfort or fatty liver pain symptoms in the upper right part of their abdomen.

Other Symptoms:

Ascites: A condition where the fluid accumulates in the abdomen. This can occur in people with advanced fatty liver disease who also have liver cirrhosis.

Spider Veins: 

These are small, red blood vessels that appear on the skin and can be an advanced liver disease sign.


In severe cases, advanced liver disease can lead to confusion, memory loss, and other cognitive issues. This is known as hepatic encephalopathy.

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