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what does fatty infultration of the liver mean

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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A male asked:
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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anastasia Shnitser
13 years experience Gastroenterology
Fatty liver: Fatty liver or NASH can be seen secondary to 2 common causes: 1) Alcohol 2) Fat (being overweight) It means that there is fat infiltrated into the li ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Washington
15 years experience Endocrinology
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Excess LiverCell Fat: All food absorbed from intestines goes to liver first. Normally liver produces >50% of body supply glucose+ketones (from fat) for fuel, esp. for Br ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Diffuse=: "all over ". Pretty much.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Common liver disease: Fatty liver is when fat is deposited in the liver. It can be caused by chronic moderate to severe alcohol consumption and some medications. The most c ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Fatty liver: It means your liver is strained and very well may be sick. Fatty liver can lead to cirrhosis just like alcohol. It is very important to change diet an ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: Fatty infiltration of the liver is quite common and only rarely problematic. You simply need to have routine blood testing yearly.
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