Possibilities of using natural mineral waters in the treatment of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Gushcha S., Dragomiretska N., Zabolotna I., Nasibullin B., Izha A., Badiuk N., Koieva K. Possibilities of using natural mineral waters in the treatment of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Balneo Research Journal. 2019, 10(4), 450-456. doi: https://doi.org/10.12680/balneo.2019.280
Abstract. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a chronic pathology that is increasingly diagnosed in different countries. The pathogenesis of NAFLD associated with insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia, arterial hypertension, endothelial dysfunction, impaired adipokine secretion, that is, components of metabolic syndrome. Treatment of NAFLD should be comprehensive and lengthy, although there are no standardized approaches to the treatment of NAFLD. Meanwhile, drug therapy carries certain risks: the development of serious adverse reactions with prolonged use. The work highlights modern views on the etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, drug and non-drug treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Experimental and clinical studies on the mechanism of biological action, the effects of using different in composition and mineralization of mineral waters on the course of NAFLD had presented. Based on experimental and clinical studies, ideas about the specificity of the action of mineral waters of various balneological types and mineralization on the clinical course of NAFLD at different stages of the disease, the effect on the functional state of the liver, and the dynamics of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism had detailed. It is concluded that mineral waters could be successfully used in the complex treatment of NAFLD patients.