Women’s Liver Health: Expert Shares Strategies to Combat Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Enhance Longevity

Women's Liver Health: Expert Shares Strategies to Combat Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Enhance Longevity

Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is a condition characterised by the accumulation of fat in the liver due to chronic and excessive alcohol consumption. It ranges from simple fatty liver to more severe liver damage, posing significant health risks, including liver inflammation and scarring. AFLD often develops without symptoms initially but can progress to more serious complications such as cirrhosis and liver failure.

Additionally, Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (AFLD) in women presents a concerning health issue that necessitates urgent attention to mitigate mortality risks associated with this condition. Therefore, it is imperative for women to adopt a proactive approach towards lifestyle modifications to be kind to their liver and reduce the risks associated with AFLD.

Ways to Combat Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Enhance Longevity in Women

We spoke to our expert Dr Subhashish Das, Consultant – GI Oncology (Surgical), Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj – Delhi to shed some light and he said, “One of the most critical steps in managing AFLD is reducing or eliminating alcohol intake. Even small amounts of alcohol can exacerbate liver damage, making abstinence or moderation crucial. By cutting back on alcohol consumption, women can significantly alleviate the burden on their liver and mitigate the progression of AFLD.”

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Role of Healthy Diet in AFLD Management

Moreover, adopting a healthy diet plays a pivotal role in supporting liver health and preventing further damage. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins provides essential nutrients and antioxidants that help combat inflammation and oxidative stress in the liver. Incorporating foods high in antioxidants, such as berries, spinach, and nuts, as well as omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish like salmon and mackerel, can offer protective benefits to the liver and aid in managing AFLD.

Ways to Combat Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Enhance Longevity in Women

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Get Healthy Carson City: Heart disease top cause of death in women

The heart truth is that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women of all ages, races, and shapes and sizes in the United States. But women sometimes experience heart disease differently than men. Healthy eating and physical activity go a long way to preventing heart disease and keeping it from getting worse if you already have it.

There is good news. You have the power to take action and lower your chance of developing heart disease and its risk factors. Start today. Make a commitment to find out your risk for heart disease and take steps toward a heart-healthy lifestyle.

To have a healthy heart, it is critical to know the risk factors for heart disease — that is, the behaviors or conditions that increase your chance of developing heart disease. Having just one risk factor increases your chance of developing heart disease, and your risk increases with each added risk factor.

Risks for heart disease:

• Smoking

• High blood pressure

• High blood cholesterol

• Diabetes and prediabetes

• Overweight and obesity

• Lack of physical activity

• Unhealthy diet

• Metabolic syndrome

• Family history of early heart disease

• “Older” age (55 or older for women)

• Preeclampsia during pregnancy

Find out your personal risk for heart disease by talk to your health care provider. Ask to have your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and blood sugar checked. Family history of early heart disease is a risk factor that cannot be changed. If your father or brother had a heart attack before age 55, or if your mother or sister had one before age 65, you are more likely to develop heart disease yourself.

You may wonder: If I have just one risk factor for heart disease — say, I am overweight or

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Hybridize your workout with pleasant transitions from indoors to outdoors

Throughout my life, the month of May has always signified hope and optimism. It’s this season of change that inspires me to create, get active and make something happen.

In terms of physical activity, many exercisers move their programs from indoors to out — especially in Arkansas. This week, I’ll present a few ways to move an exercise program into “hybrid” mode. Plus, I’ll share an exercise that can be performed anywhere.

The term “hybrid” has become ubiquitous among the workforce in a pandemic or post-pandemic atmosphere. A quick LinkedIn scroll will turn up hundreds of articles and opinions on whether hybrid work is better or worse for corporations. I won’t dip my toe into those waters here but rather discuss the fluid nature of hybrid exercise as it relates to workout settings.

Indoor workouts are what they are. The environment is stable, predictable and usually social to some extent. For many, exercising indoors is the bread and butter of their physical activity program. But outdoor workouts can be life changing. The Arkansas landscape is wondrous and beautiful. I encourage all exercisers to plan at least a couple of outdoor workouts every week.

The easiest way to create a hybrid workout schedule is to plan cardiovascular sessions on outdoor days and weight training on indoor days. Since weight training is tied to equipment that’s hard to move, it’s more difficult to bring outside. It’s not impossible, as stretch bands and medicine balls can offer some mobile resistance-training support. But by and large, outdoor workouts are easiest when no equipment is involved.

One example of a hybrid schedule for working people might be an indoor workout on Tuesday and Thursday (weight training), then outdoor workout on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. This gives a nice blend of indoor/outdoor stimulation. In this

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