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Liver is the largest organ of the body. It helps us digest food, store energy and remove toxins from the body. Fatty liver disease refers to a condition in which there is deposition of fat in the liver. It is normal to have some amount of fat in the liver. However, if over 5% of the liver’s weight is fat, then it is considered to be fatty. There are two kinds of fatty liver disease: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and alcoholic fatty liver disease. 

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is of two kinds. In simple fatty liver, there is deposition of fat in the liver without any signs of inflammation or damage to the liver cells. The chances of complications in simple fatty liver are generally low. The other variant of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis which is characterised by inflammation and damage to the liver cells. 

Factors like obesity and excess belly fat, insulin resistance, excessive intake of refined carbohydrates, and impaired gut health can lead to fatty liver. If an individual is suffering from this  disease, they are likely to experience symptoms such as fatigue, tiredness, and a sensation of fullness and tenderness in the abdominal area, elevated insulin levels, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pain in the abdominal area and yellowish discolouration of the eyes and the skin.

If the doctor suspects fatty liver, then a physical examination is done and tests such as blood tests and imaging studies are ordered to make a clear diagnosis. Treatment depends on the diagnosis and includes quitting alcohol intake, low fat and low carbohydrate diet, exercise, weight loss and if needed, medicines to control the inflammation.

Homeopathy is known to be an effective form of alternative medicine, which is not only helpful in providing relief from the symptoms but also in eliminating the root cause of the disease. Homeopathic doctors focus on the totality of the individual’s symptoms to target the underlying cause of fatty liver. When taken under the guidance of an experienced doctor, homeopathic drugs also help in preventing recurrence of the disease. Remedies such as lycopodium, phosphorus and sulphur are used in the treatment of fatty liver.

  1. Homeopathic medicines for fatty liver
  2. Dietary and lifestyle changes for a patient with fatty liver as per homeopathy
  3. How effective are homeopathic medicines and treatments for fatty liver
  4. Side effects and risks of homeopathic medicines and treatments for fatty liver
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for Homeopathic medicine, treatment and remedies for Fatty Liver

The following homeopathic remedies can be helpful in treating fatty liver disease:

  • Chelidonium Majus
    Common Name: Celandine
    Symptoms: This remedy is suitable for the treatment of the following symptoms:

Symptoms get worse early in the morning, on lying on the right side, and due to motion. Symptoms get better on application of pressure and after dinner.

  • Calcarea Carbonica
    Common Name:
    Carbonate of lime
    Symptoms: This remedy tends to be helpful for the treatment of the following symptoms:

    • Tired eyes
    • Sleep problems
    • Dimning of vision
    • Swelling of face
    • Abdominal cramps
    • Loss of appetite
    • Dry tongue, especially at night
    • Itching of skin after washing
    • Persistent sour taste in the mouth
    • Strong dislike to meat; craving for sweets and objects such as chalk and coal
    • Longing for cold drinks
    • Frequent episodes of heartburn
    • Loud belching
    • Difficulty in passing stools
    • Pain in the stomach on touching
    • Excessive thirst
    • Sensitivity of the abdominal region to touch
    • Pain in the liver region on stooping
    • Deposition of fat in the abdomen
    • irritable bladder
    • Skin rashes

Symptoms get worse in moist and wet weather, due to physical and mental exertion and on standing. Symptoms get better on lying on the painful side and in dry climate.

  • Carduus Marianus
    Common Name:
    St. Mary’s thistle
    Symptoms: This remedy is most suitable for individuals with the following symptoms:

    • Loss of appetite
    • Feeling of fullness in the abdomen
    • Nausea
    • Bitter taste in mouth
    • Vomiting sour green fluid
    • Enlarged liver
    • Liver cirrhosis
    • Stitches in the left side of the stomach
    • Sore abdomen
    • Constipation
    • Itching of the skin when lying down at night
    • Presence of ulcers on the skin
  • Lycopodium Clavatum
    Common Name:
    Club moss
    Symptoms: The following symptoms are commonly noted in individuals requiring this remedy:

    • Yellow colour of the facial skin
    • Itching
    • Dry tongue
    • Bad breath
    • Blisters on tongue
    • Uncontrolled hunger
    • Craving for sweets
    • Sour burps
    • Weak digestion Read more: How to improve digestion
    • Bloating and feeling of pressure on the stomach after eating
    • Burning sensation in the throat due to heartburn
    • Shooting pain in the lower abdomen that travels from right to left
    • Excessive perspiration

Symptoms get worse with warm applications, due to heat and on lying down on the right side. Symptoms get better after midnight, due to motion and intake of warm food or drink

  • Phosphorus
    Common Name:
    Phosphorus
    Symptoms: This remedy is helpful for addressing the following symptoms:

    • Fatigue in the eyes
    • Pale and dull complexion
    • Presence of blue coloured circles under eyes
    • Pain in the bones of face
    • Bleeding gums
    • Thin, white coating on the tongue
    • Excessive thirst for cold water
    • Feeling hungery even after having a meal 
    • Sour taste in the mouth after eating
    • Vomiting of ingested food and water
    • Difficulty in swallowing food
    • Pain in the stomach on touching, which is relieved by cold food and ice
    • Inflammation of stomach
    • Burning sensation in the throat and bowels
    • Cutting pain in the abdomen
    • A feeling as if one's stomach is empty
    • Presence of yellow spots on the abdomen
    • Ulcers on the skin

Symptoms get worse in the evening, on touching, with warm foods and drinks, and due to physical and mental exertion. Symptoms get better in open air, in the dark or by lying on the right side.

  • Sulphur
    Common Name:
    Sublimated sulphur
    Symptoms: This remedy can be helpful for the treatment of the following symptoms:

    • Loss of appetite
    • Dry lips
    • Burning sensation in eyes
    • Bitter taste in the mouth in the morning
    • Pressure on the throat, which feels like a lump
    • White coating on the tongue
    • Burning sensation and pressure on the stomach as if there is a weight on it
    • Soreness in the abdominal area
    • Sensing movements in the stomach
    • Pain and soreness over the liver region
    • Dryness of the skin
    • Itching and burning sensation on the skin

Symptoms get worse at night, while resting, on standing and with intake of alcohol. The patient feels better on lying down on the right side and in dry and warm weather.

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Homeopathic medications can usually be easily integrated into the daily routine of the individual. However, there are multiple lifestyle changes which must be made in order to ensure that no external factors affect the action of the medicines. These include:

Do’s: 

  • Maintain personal and environmental hygiene.
  • Avoid the intake of processed foods and replace them with healthy foods which are rich in fibre and nutrients.
  • Maintain a good posture while engaging in daily activities.
  • Lead an active lifestyle by engaging in regular mild forms of exercise, such as yoga, daily walking and jogging.
  • Wear comfortable clothes which allow easy ventilation. 

Don’ts: 

  • Avoid the intake of beverages such as tea and coffee.
  • Do not consume alcohol and other drinks which are likely to react with homeopathic drugs and produce unpleasant side effects.
  • Avoid the intake of excessively salty or sweet foods.
  • Refrain from using artificial scents such as perfumes and room fresheners.
  • Avoid the use of artificial temperature control devices such as air conditioning or room heaters.

Homeopathy is a great alternative for the treatment of fatty liver since it improves the natural functioning of the liver and thereby reduces the symptoms of fatty liver in a natural way. The remedies are selected based on the theory of individualisation, identifying the signs and symptoms unique to the person. Several remedies are available to eliminate the causes of fatty liver based on the specific complaints and modalities.

However, there aren't many research studies to confirm the efficiency of homeopathic treatment for fatty liver disease. So, it is best to refer to a homeopathic practitioner to know more. 

Homeopathic remedies are generally safe to consume because they are administered very carefully after taking into account the physical and psychological health history of the individual. This greatly reduces the chances of any allergic reactions to the medications. Homeopathic drugs are derived in their concentrated forms from natural substances. They are then diluted to safe amounts in order to suit individual needs. Thus, these remedies produce negligible side effects. However, they are only to be taken under the supervision of a certified homeopathic practitioner.

Fatty liver disease is a common condition but its treatment is extremely important in order to avoid serious complications later. Conventioal treatment of fatty liver disease depends on the underlying cause of the disease. Homeopathy offers a holistic solution to treat fatty liver disease in a way that improves the natural functioning of the liver without the risk of side effects or drug dependence. Always consult a homeopathic doctor before taking any remedy.

Dr. Moumita Sahana

Dr. Moumita Sahana

Homeopathy
23 Years of Experience

Dr. Girija Pramod Mangade

Dr. Girija Pramod Mangade

Homeopathy
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Dr. Jyoti Pal

Dr. Jyoti Pal

Homeopathy
14 Years of Experience

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Dr. Rashmi Singh

Homeopathy
18 Years of Experience

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