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A 53-year-old member asked:

How does someone get non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
NAFLD: Fatty liver is found in patients who suffer from obesity, diabetes, and other disease processes associated with metabolic syndrome. Some drugs can cause fatty liver.
Dr. Shah Nawaz
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Multiple: There are many factors obesity can play big role family history some inherited problem genetic problem history of hepatitis should consult gastroenterology.

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A male asked:

Is Alleve safe to take for someone with Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Yes if no cirrhosis: Aleve(naproxen) and Motrin(ibuprofen) are primarily excreted by the kidneys and not metabolized in the liver. If a patient with NAFLD is asymptomatic, has normal liver function(bilirubin) and no evidence of cirrhosis Aleve and Motrin can be taken without toxicity. NSAIDS can occasionally elevate hepatic enzymes so it's probably wise to check LFT's occasionally if using NSAIDS regularly.
A member asked:

How can you tell the difference between alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
Historical: information will be of greatest value in the determination. Did the patient drink alcohol?
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 39-year-old member asked:

If I have mild non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, should I have a few drinks during new years?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
you want cirrhosis: Fatty liver especially caused by drinking alcohol will lead to cirrhosis , please do not drink , protect your liver.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is non alcoholic fatty liver disease reversible?

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Dr. James Long
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
NAFLD: Yes. Usually with weight loss through exercise and diet. Certainly should avoid other insults to the liver with this (ie alcohol).
Last updated May 19, 2018


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