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Is your child in danger? 50 crore people are affected by this dangerous liver disease; know symptoms

Nowadays, children have started spending hours in front of their phones and TV. If you ask them to play outside, they start making excuses for sunshine and heat. Children's habits are becoming the enemy of health. Liver-related problems are increasing in children due to sitting.

Written By: Kristina Das @https://twitter.com/KristinaDas2 New Delhi Published on: June 25, 2024 12:37 IST
Children affected by this dangerous liver disease
Image Source : FREEPIK Children affected by this dangerous liver disease.

What a childhood we had, playing strange games, playing pitthu, and kho-kho, making aeroplanes from paper, flying kites, swinging on trees, and watching the blue sky while swinging. The games of childhood were very colourful, but today's children do not even know about these games. They will learn about games like PUBG, Free Fire, Subway Surfer, and Candy Crush because children remain stuck in all these. Due to this, their health is also getting spoiled at such a young age. How the distance of children from outdoor games is spoiling their health, but the study done by the scientists of Finland is quite scary.

According to research, children who do not do physical activity for 6 hours a day are at increased risk of fatty liver. This can turn into a serious condition at a young age. Whereas, the risk of this disease reduces by 33% in children who play sports. Therefore, all parents should make their children play outside in nature. According to a report published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology, every third child in India is a victim of fatty liver.

Liver disease is increasing in children

Fatty liver disease is increasing in adults as well as children to such an extent that after sugar and obesity, India is now on the verge of becoming the capital of fatty liver. When people eat junk food and then instead of sweating to digest it, make the digestive system do all the hard work, then fat will accumulate on the liver. Therefore, understand this increasing danger to the liver and if this disease is not given attention in time, then it can lead to liver cirrhosis, fibrosis and even cancer. Let us know from Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev how the liver can be kept fit with Ayurveda and Yoga.

Fatty Liver in India 

Total cases- 38% 

Children - 35%

Types of Fatty Liver

There are two types of fatty liver - non-alcoholic fatty liver and alcoholic fatty Liver.

What are the causes of liver problems?

  • Fried food
  • Spice food
  • Fatty Foods 
  • Junk food 
  • Refined Sugar 
  • Alcohol

What are the diseases that happen due to fatty liver?

  • High Cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid
  • Sleep apnea
  • Indigestion

Ways to make your liver work properly

To make your liver work properly you need to focus on making enzymes. Filtering blood, removing toxins, controlling cholesterol, desegregation, making protein and boosting immunity to keep your liver healthy. Also try to avoid saturated fat, excess salt, too much sweet, processed food, carbonated drinks, alcohol, etc. 

Try opting for seasonal fruit, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, vegetarian food, and plant-based food. Also, try to take care of your liver from a young age. 

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