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hi i was just diagnosed with fatty liver disease from a sonogram and blood work. but i don't know much about it. i don't drink much only occasionally?

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Fatty liver disease: Fatty liver disease is most often not due to alcohol intake. Limiting alcohol use, however, may be part of the plan to limit any negative effects. The physician who ordered the test will help formulate a plan if one is needed moving forward. In many cases of fatty liver when obesity is also present, disease improves with diet changes and weight loss.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Fatty liver.: Those with a fatty liver should generally limit fat intake, limit alcohol intake and lose weight (if there's weight to lose) via proper diet and regular exercise. That being said, it would be OK to treat yourself to a fatty meal every once in a while, meaning once a week or two. Realize that all meals will have some fat in them, so it's not like you're completely avoiding fat otherwise.

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Last updated May 12, 2017

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