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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 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.

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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.
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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 37-year-old member asked:

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

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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.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is non alcoholic fatty liver disease reversible?

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Dr. James Long
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
NAFLD: Yes. Usually with weight loss through exercise and diet. Certainly should avoid other insults to the liver with this (ie alcohol).
A 47-year-old member asked:

How serious a disease is non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
I think you: Are talking about non alcoholic steato hepatitis, or nash. It could be a bad disease, but treatable with control of lipids and cholesterol. It takes a long time and lot of damage to liver to get to cirrhosis, but once it gets there, cirrhosis is just as bad as cirrhosis from other causes. Get it treated early.

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