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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.
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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 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.
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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?
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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).
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A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to reverse fatty liver disease?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Can be really fast: A few days of sobriety can clear up the liver if it's due to a wild alcohol party holiday. When it's due to lack of exercise, a few weeks can effect a striking improvement. Finding fatty liver is often a life-saving wake-up call. Be proactive. Best wishes.
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