Back Dimple Facts:
The back dimple is a small indentation or depression in the skin just above the belly button. It’s most common among men but it can occur in women too. They’re usually caused by something called “fatty liver” which causes excess fatty deposits around the organs such as the stomach, intestines, liver and gallbladder.
These deposits cause them to bulge outwards causing these bumps.
In some cases, the bumps may not be noticeable at all. Other times they can become apparent when someone eats certain foods or drinks alcohol. However, if there are no other signs of illness then they could simply be due to aging.
It’s thought that having back dimples doesn’t have any health benefits since the bumps don’t affect how a person looks and isn’t associated with anything specific about their physical appearance (i.e., acne).
However, there are several medical conditions that might make having back dimples more likely. One of those conditions is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which affects up to 10% of women. Women with PCOS often develop enlarged ovarian follicles, which produce large amounts of male hormones such as testosterone and estrogen.
When these follicles grow abnormally, they can lead to abnormal growths in the skin known as “back dimples.”
Other conditions that might be related to back dimples are:
Normal Liver vs.
Fatty Liver: What Are The Similarities?
The liver is one of the most important organs in your body and much of its job is to process the food you eat and turn it into energy. If you eat more food than your body needs, the liver stores the extra fat.
This is why many people notice that they have liver bumps or back dimples right above their belly button after eating a large meal.
The liver is also vital for the digestion of food, producing bile and breaking down toxins and poison in your body. If the liver is damaged and can no longer function properly, it can prevent proper fat digestion and lead to the formation of liver bumps or back dimples.
How Can I Get Rid Of My Liver Bumps?
Unfortunately, there is no way to get rid of liver bumps or back dimples but there are ways to reduce their appearance and prevent them from becoming worse.
While many people who have liver bumps also suffer from a fatty diet, this isn’t always the case. Even if you eat healthily, you may still notice the formation of liver bumps due to another underlying medical condition.
If this is the case for you, it’s important to talk to your doctor about any symptoms you’ve been experiencing. They can run some tests and determine the cause of your liver bumps. Once they know what’s causing the liver bumps, they can provide you with treatment.
This could include lifestyle changes or certain medication.
Also, if you do find that your liver bumps are due to a fatty diet, it’s important to change this immediately and lose weight. Excess fat around the liver can put a great deal of pressure on the organ and cause permanent damage.
While it may not be easy to exercise regularly or to change your diet, it’s necessary to lose weight and keep the liver healthy. If you’re overweight or obese, losing 5-10% of your current weight can lead to decreased pressure on the liver.
During the time that the liver is being protected by less pressure, it can heal itself making it less likely that liver bumps will form or grow larger.
However, if you’ve taken steps to lose weight and the liver bumps aren’t reduced or eliminated, your next step is to get a physician involved. They’ll want to examine the liver bumps in order to see if they are indeed related to your diet and weight. They can also perform other tests such as blood tests in order to see what is causing the liver bumps.
If there are no serious problems such as cancer, then your physician can start you on a medical regime that is meant to help you lose weight and improve liver function. This will most likely include prescription medication in addition to a stricter diet.
However, if the tests reveal that you do, in fact, have an underlying condition related to your liver bumps, such as a fatty liver, then you’ll need to take steps to address this issue as well. Your physician may have you take the medication and change your diet but they’ll probably also have you undergo some type of liver treatment as well.
This might include a liver detox or even a surgical procedure. Once the underlying condition has been identified and treated, then your physician may have you continue to take medication for your weight but will probably change your diet as well.
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