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what are the causes of fatty infiltration of the liver

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Multiple causes of elevated bilirubin. Liver inflammation, hepatitis, acquired gilbert's syndrome, postoperative status, etc. Should not remove a gal ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Some other causes..: Fatty liver disease is most often the result of excess alcohol and/or obesity, but some other causes are: diabetes, abetalipoproteinemia, glycogen sto ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Fat accumulation: It means the liver has increase amount of fat in the hepatocytes. It is the most common liver disease in the USA, if not the world.
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Obesity: The most common cause of fat in the liver is due to obesity. If you lose weight the fat in the liver will resolve too. It can also be caused by high ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garrett Norvell
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nonspecific: Hi! It means that the cells of the liver are accumulating fat and not getting rid of it. This can be due to alcohol, overuse of tylenol (acetaminoph ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Uneven distribution: of fat in the liver - more in some areas than others. on imaging, this can often be mistaken for a lesion - but is indeed a benign entity.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: or irritation which may be from several causes, the two most common reasons would be elevated cholesterol/triglycerides and alcohol abuse. If you cons ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
A radiology finding: Usually something noted or commented upon by a radiologist on ultrasound or ct scan. An enlarged liver with excess fatty cells can be from obesity, po ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Bein
50 years experience General Surgery
They are relates: Spider angiomas are one of the skin manifestations of underlying liver disease from cirrhosis to fatty infiltration...When isolated they do not necess ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Many possible causes: "fatty liver" can be seen in many situations such as obesity, alcohol use, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, problems with high triglycerides. However, i ... Read More

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