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What causes fatty liver?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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 fatty liver disease. It is reversible if no cirrhosis yet. So, if u have been told so, wt loss, minimize alcohol, avoid drugs will reverse the fatty liver. Live healthy, live well, live long. Consult doc. Good luck.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Yes, fat within the liver is fat. But the fat is not a result of eating fats (long promoted; very misleading & unhealthy myth). Study my answer below. As water based creatures, these basic physiology principles alway apply; always work. High triglycerides from liver conversion of sugars into triglyceride fats for storage (transported by the lipoproteins) will plummet & fatty liver will reverse.
Jul 12, 2017
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
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 else is storage space. So by default, fat will be stored in the liver as well. There are some disease that will result in increased fat production or decreased use and therefore the storage of fat begins.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
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 by liver into fat & if liver unable to export fat fast enough; fatty liver results. Thus eliminate all carbs, including fruit, so liver has to convert fat back to sugar & ketones (quite healthy). Study dietdoctor, taubes, lusting, attia, fatheadmovie.
Dr. David Cohen
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Many causes: Obesity, diabetes, metabollic syndrome, alcohol.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have fatty liver, what causes this?

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Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
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, autoimmune or inherited liver disease, rapid weight loss and malnutrition. Things you can do - avoid alcohol, low fat diet, control diabetes if you have it, avoid certain medications (see your doctor), live a 'healthy life style'.
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What are the causes of fatty liver and diagnosis?

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of fatty liver in general?

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What caused my fatty liver if I do not drink?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Lack of exercise: This is the usual explanation nowadays. Some of this is genetic, and related to the "metabolic syndrome" and type ii diabetes. I also trust you were checked for hepatitis c and wilson's, and there are a couple of obscure genetic conditions in which the liver becomes fat-laden. Best wishes.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How can fatty liver cause cirrhosis?

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Dr. Enrique Molina
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Inflammation: Fat in the liver, leads to inflammation of the liver, which with time will lead to scarring of the liver. Fat in the liver causes the exact same damage as alcohol does to the liver.

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