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what causes fatty liver in humans

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rahimi
9 years experience Hepatology
Depends: Fatty liver is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound showing fat deposits in the liver. Usually liver enzymes are elevated (ALT and AST). Most people w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
IngestedCarbs & Etoh: Body ability to store sugar=low. Sugar used (in small amts) before fats. Sugar (ie. All Carbs) from food (beyond low ongoing needs)=quickly converted ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
38 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Cohen
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Many causes: Obesity, diabetes, metabollic syndrome, alcohol.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
39 years experience General Surgery
Various: Though the exact cause is unknown, it is associated with conditions such as alcoholism, diabetes, overweight status and a poor diet.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Fatty liver: Several, from alcohol, diabetes, with high cholesterol & hypertension &obesity (metabolic syndrome), severe weight loss, diverticulosis, toxins such a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Fatty liver: Several, from alcohol, diabetes, with high cholesterol & hypertension &obesity (metabolic syndrome), severe weight loss, diverticulosis, toxins such a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Adjust your diet: Fatty liver is often the result of a diet high in fat. Genetics plays a role. Alcohol consumption can cause it, so can medications, viral hepatitis, a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Sevserelt diseases: Alchol, fat diet, hepatitis, other diseases. Mainly fat diet.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Fatty Liver: Fatty liver probably not the reason for the insomnia. It could be from other causes.
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