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A 53-year-old member asked:

How does someone get non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 22 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 35 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?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 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 32-year-old member asked:

What is fatty liver disease? How can someone get that disease?

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 9 years experience
Weight loss: Fatty liver is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound showing fat deposits in the liver. Usually liver enzymes are elevated (ALT and AST). Most people with fatty liver are overweight, so weight loss is the curative treatment. Diet and exercise is crucial in achieving substantial weight loss. Avoid supplements that causes weight loss (as can be harmful). Overall this is a benign condition.
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 42 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?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 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 37-year-old member asked:

What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: This is a disease where fat is abnormally deposited in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. It is the most common liver disease in the US and is related to obesity, diabetes, elevated triglycerides and genetics.

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