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A 52-year-old female asked:

I got fatty liver disease can i drink?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No!!!: The drinking could have given you the fatty liver to begin with. And even if that's not the case, you can't drink alcohol if your liver is already challenged by some illness.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What caused my fatty liver if I do not drink?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 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 45-year-old member asked:

What are signs of fatty liver disease?

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Dr. Kristel Hunt
Hepatology 24 years experience
Abnormal LFTs: there's NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) which is just fat in the liver, and more of it than usual - and NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which is when that fat gets inflamed. the latter if not controlled, can lead to cirrhosis over time. Signs are typically elevated ALT (more so than AST) and increased echogenicity on ultrasounds. often associated with 'metabolic syndrome'.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is fatty liver disease? How do you treat it?

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
Hepatology 10 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.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is fatty liver disease?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
See below: Fatty liver is essentially the abnormal deposition of fat in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. The causes include alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver and medications. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is the most common and is related to obesity, high triglycerides, diabetes and genetic predisposition.
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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.

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