TOFIs (Thin Outside, Fat Inside).
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is very common nowadays.
People who are thin or slender usually think they are healthy because they are not obese. But truthfully, they are the sickest. We call them TOFIs.
According to Prince Fynn, when people start getting fat, they begin with a pot belly. That potbelly is a fatty liver. The fatty liver pours fat into surrounding organs in what is known as Visceral Fats.
So, you might be thinking you are healthy because you are slim yet your organs are surrounded by-visceral fats.
It is not surprising anymore that these days slim people walk into the hospital and are diagnosed with diabetes or hypertension.
For your information, more and more children have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and soon we shall be diagnosing
children with hypertension and arthritis.
Causes of NAFLD:
• Energy drinks
• Modern fruits
NAFLD leads to:
√ Insulin resistance
√ Acute kidney failure
√ Heart ailments
If you just have fat but no damage to your liver, the disease is called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). If you have fat in your liver plus signs of inflammation and liver cell damage, the disease is called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). About 10% to 20% of Americans have NAFLD. About 2% to 5% have NASH.
Symptoms of NAFLD
- a dull or aching pain in the top right of the tummy (over the lower right side of the ribs)
- fatigue (extreme tiredness)
- unexplained weight loss.
Early-stage NAFLD does not usually cause any harm, but it can lead to serious liver damage, including cirrhosis, if it gets worse. Having high levels of fat in your liver is also associated with an increased risk of serious health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney disease.
Research suggests that losing weight is the single best thing you can do to control or reverse NAFLD. A good goal is to lose 10% of your total body weight, but even a loss of 3% to 5% can improve your liver health. Talk with your doctor about the best way for you to lose weight safely and effectively.