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Fatty liver

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Self explanantory: "fatty" liver means that there are fat deposits in your liver, usually occurs as we age; and usually benign.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Liver has more fat: A person with mild fatty liver likely has gotten extra fat in most other places in the body, and probably is eating more sugar and plain carbs than he... Read More
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Changes needed: While fatty liver is usually a "benign" finding, it needs to be addressed. Unchecked it can still lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. It is also as... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Sure..start now: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calor... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Obesity/bad fat: Obesity is the main cause of fatty liver disease which is now #1 liver illness in america. Excessive food, especially fats causes obesity and thus fat... Read More
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Causes of fatty live: Many things. They range from inborn metabolic disorders to just plain eating too much. The liver is the only organ capable to produce fat, everywhere... Read More
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Ingested Carbs, Etoh: Body ability to store sugar low & sugar used, in small amts, before fats. Sugar (ie. All carbs) in food (beyond low ongoing needs) quickly converted b... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Diet: Fatty liver is sometimes referred to as nash. Generally an elevated level of cholesterol or triglycerides in the blood can cause fatty liver. Fatty... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Deschino
27 years experience
Maybe: Fatty liver means that the normal liver tissue has been replaced by fat, usually cholesterol. This can decrease the effective function of the liver. A... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Optimum management : Of diabetes if present and weight loss.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Yes: Weight loss is the best treatment to improving fatty liver but vitamin e can sometimes help the inflammation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Remove the cause: If the cause is alcohol, removing alcohol helps. If the cause is Insulin resistance- weight loss will help with fat loss from the liver as well as the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Fat in the liver: It means fat is deposited in the liver tissue itself, not around it and then can lead to inflammation, abnormal liver test and if bad enough cirrhosis... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Diet: in most cases diet makes the difference As you lose weight the fatty liver will heal itself There are some other causes so check with your provider... Read More
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