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A 37-year-old member asked:

how long is taken to be recovered from fatty liver?

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Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 64 years experience
Not common to reduc: It is not common for NAFLD to be cured. Usually benign, but if gain more weight, may became steatohepatitis and advanced form (NASH)

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A 50-year-old member asked:

What kind of fat is deposited in the liver when one has nafld?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Macrovesicular fat: The appearance of the fat in the liver is no different than one would see with alcoholic fatty liver.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
This is correct. The fat itself is mostly common triglyceride, like around my own waist. If you get a biopsy and there's a mix of microvesicular and macrovesicular, your diagnosis won't change.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can certain foods help treat fatty liver?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Usually yes; ask Dr.: 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 should be. First of all, exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet can help. He should also work with his primary care doctor to see if he needs medication or further testing, as there can be other problems, such as high cholesterol.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can fatty liver be diagnosed?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Ultrasound/LFTs: Usually, the first sign of fatty liver is a slight elevation of liver enzymes called transaminases. If we find these on routine screening, we'll confirm the diagnosis of fatty liver via a simple ultrasound. Treatment is to decrease visceral adipose stores (the fat around your mid-section). Fyi - the medical term for fatty liver is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash). It sounds cooler...
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can fatty liver be reversed?

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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine 32 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 reset of the body.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Fatty liver wil have any problme in future?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If it continues: 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 should be. Exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet will help. He should work with his primary care doctor to see if he needs medication or further testing, as there can be other causes of fatty liver, plus cholesterol problems.

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