The fatty liver occurs when excess fat accumulates inside the liver cells. This means normal, healthy liver tissue get replaced with fatty tissue. The fat starts to invade the liver, gradually infiltrating the healthy liver areas, so that less and less healthy liver tissue remains. The fatty liver has a yellow greasy appearance and is often enlarged and swollen with fat. This fatty infiltration slows down the metabolism of body fat stores, which means that the liver burns fat less efficiently, resulting in weight gain and inability to lose weight. However some people can have a fatty liver even without being overweight.
Ayurvedic Description Of Fatty Liver:
According to Ayurveda, the Fatty liver condition comes under the category of Yakrut vikar and occurs when there is an excess accumulation or concentration of the Kapha in the liver. So, the fatty liver is a ‘Kaphavrita pitta’ condition, the accumulation of Kapha happens because of its vitiation by the various causes and because of its heavy, unctuous and slimy properties.