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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to reverse fatty liver disease?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Can be really fast: A few days of sobriety can clear up the liver if it's due to a wild alcohol party holiday. When it's due to lack of exercise, a few weeks can effect a striking improvement. Finding fatty liver is often a life-saving wake-up call. Be proactive. Best wishes.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Just got diagnosed with mild fatty liver disease, what can I do to reverse it?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
What to do: Obesity, diabetes, alcohol abuse, are some of causes of fatty liver. Diet and exercise, controlling diabetes and decreasing alcohol consumption may help, if all fail, the medication ursidiol is used sometimes for fatty liver.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How to reverse fatty liver disease?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Weight loss: As you lose weight and fat from other parts of your body, you will also lose fat from your liver. Consider vitamin E also.
A 42-year-old member asked:

A relative of mine was diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver disease, can this be reversed?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Yes it is possible: This condition is a metabolic disorder often associated with diabetes and overweight conditions. If this person can reduce weight by doing daily exercise and cutting on daily intake of food/ calories, liver may recover but the weight has to go down to normal and daily exercise is a must and should be continued for the long term.
A 22-year-old female asked:

I have just been diagnosed with fatty liver disease and confused of what I should and shouldn't eat to try and reverse it.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Fatty liver.: Assuming there's no underlying medical condition to treat, (1) lose weight, (2) low cholesterol/fat diet, (3) limit or avoid alcohol.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Would it be okay to take glutathione when you have fatty liver disease?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Dang
Radiology 15 years experience
See below: There are reports indicating that antioxidant glutathione may help with chronic fatty liver. Talk to your doctor to be sure. It may be more important to treat the underlying causes such as alcohol, obesity, high fat diet, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, toxic medications, etc.
Last updated Apr 21, 2019
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