Holistic approach to NFLD- Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - Dr. Asavari Manvikar
Abstract: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the buildup of extra fat in liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. It is normal for the liver to contain some fat. However, if more than 5% – 10% percent of the liver's weight is fat, then it is called a fatty liver (steatosis). Ayurveda considers the liver as the main organ where pitta dosha, the fire element is located. Digestive fire (Pachakagni) manifests in seven forms called dhatwagnis. Food is converted into ahara rasa by pachakagni or digestive fire. Then Ahara rasa is converted into seven body tissues. Since the liver is the main organ where the metabolism of fat happens, fat deposition in the liver impairs every metabolic activity. Diet and lifestyle changes along with appropriate herbs can be helpful in improving metabolic functions and liver health. During the presentation, we will discuss a chronic case of NAFLD that improved with holistic interventions.