If your child is diagnosed with fatty liver disease, your doctor will recommend that they gradually lose weight. Weight loss is the best way to reduce fat in the liver and to avoid inflammation and other complications.
Your team at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition will coach you on helping your child establish healthy lifestyle habits. Regular exercise and a nutritious diet that’s low in fat and sugary foods can get your child on track for losing weight and reducing fat in their liver.
There are no medications approved for treating fatty liver disease in children. While vitamin E is sometimes used for this condition in adults, you should talk with your doctor before giving it to your child. Also check with your doctor before using any herbal medicines, since some can damage a child’s liver.