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Doctor insights on: Can Fatty Liver Be Caused By To Much Ibuprofen For A Long Period Of Time

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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I'm 38 and had my estrogen checked and it is low. I was on period then. Still having periods. I have lost 66lbs and reversed my fatty liver. Any ideas?

I'm 38 and had my estrogen checked and it is low. I was on period then. Still having periods. I have lost 66lbs and reversed my fatty liver. Any ideas?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Could my fatty liver be getting worse if I missed my period? I have lost 50 since march still weigh 270. Worried

Could my fatty liver be getting worse if I missed my period? I have lost 50 since march still weigh 270. Worried

Unrelated: A fatty liver reflects a metabolic syndrome hypercaloric over nutrition. Losing weight and exercising are the best ways to repair it. The absence of a period may change your weight a bit mostly due to fluid retention, but doesn't participate in the metabolic syndrome process. If you were in your 3rd trimester of pregnancy, then a fatty liver may be a concern. ...Read more

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Could a missed period be due to signifigant weight loss? I have fatty liver and have lost 50 lbs since march

Could a missed period be due to signifigant weight loss? I have fatty liver and have lost 50 lbs since march

Possible: If you are very underweight or very overweight you could become irregular. If you are very overweight, losing weight may cause you to begin to cycle more regularly. ...Read more

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Can taking motrin over a long period of time for migraines cause infertility?

Can taking motrin over a long period of time for migraines cause infertility?

No, but: Nsaid use (like motrin) is not a cause of infertility. Theoretically though, taking high dose NSAID around ovulation may delay or inhibit ovulation - there are animal studies that have shown this. Might be best to not take around ovulation time. ...Read more

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Can liver repair, minor scarring caused by fatty liver?

Can liver repair, minor scarring caused by fatty liver?

Yes - minor scarring: The liver does have regenerative capacity in a healthy individual. Limiting calories under the supervision of a nutritionist may help to limit and reverse the damage caused by fatty liver which is commonly associated with being overweight. ...Read more

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Gallbladder 17% function no stones on us does it need to come out if not can it set p gangreen? Cn billirubin b caused by this or fatty liver?

Gallbladder 17% function no stones on us does it need to come out if not can it set p gangreen? Cn billirubin b caused by this or fatty liver?

Sounds like biliary: Dyskinesia, given that there are no stones and low gallbladder ef. Cholecystectomy will alleviate symptoms in 70% of patients with this diagnosis. However, if there is also elevated bilirubin, that is suspicious for obstruction. Bilirubin needs to be fractionated and if it is direct bilirubin which is elevated further studies are indicated (e.g. Mrcp). Fatty liver should not cause elevated bilirub. ...Read more

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What will be done 4 a fatty liver? Don't drink or obese my emzymes r high but r going down slowly caused by meds. No gallstones or hep etc

What will be done 4 a fatty liver? Don't drink or obese my emzymes r high but r going down slowly caused by meds. No gallstones or hep etc

Depends on cause: While obesity is the most common cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (nafld), there are other causes, including poorly controlled diabetes, drug toxicity, weight loss surgery and toxins. In your case, since you refer to this being caused by some medication, the best thing to do is to remove the offending agent, meanwhile avoid fatty foods and avoid alcohol until you are cleared by your md. ...Read more

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Drink 8 ounces (1.5 glasses) of red wine daily for health benefits per medical studies. Can the long-term effects of this cause fatty liver?

Perhaps: Depends on individual and other factors. 8 ounces daily is somewhat "generous" re: health benefits of wine. ...Read more

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What is fatty liver and what causes it. What is the sideeffects. My side on left an my stomach is fat back pain have kidney problem hurt all the time.

Hello.: Hello. I don’t know what the cause of your fatty liver is. However, a major cause of fatty liver is drinking too much alcohol. Alcohol use combined with poor diet, obesity, abnormally high iron levels and hepatitis c can increase the chances of getting fatty liver. There are also people who have fatty livers who don’t have an illness and who don’t drink. Some people can develop a fatty liver off drinking really heavily for a weekend, and the fat decreases when they stop drinking. In your case, it would be best to get specific input from your doctor as s/he can put this in the context of your total health picture. Take care. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with incidental fatty liver caused by high triglycerides. I've been getting nightly muscles twitches in both legs. Could it be related?

Not directly: But if you are taking statins to treat high cholesterol, these might be medication side effects. If it persists, consult with your doctor about your medications. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with giant hemagioma 17.6cm with MRI back in 2010 would MRI also detect back then a fatty liver caused by alchohol or fibrosis thanks?

Diagnosed with giant hemagioma 17.6cm with MRI back in 2010 would MRI also detect back then a fatty liver caused by alchohol or fibrosis thanks?

It somewhat: Depends on the technical sequences utilized for the particular MRI, but in general, yes, the MRI should be able to detect fatty infiltration. ...Read more

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Have boarderline mild fatty liver with sugars at times in a.M. 105 but niormal all day stopped carbs lost 20 lbs can I reverse all and how long if yes?

Have boarderline mild fatty liver with sugars at times in a.M. 105 but niormal all day stopped carbs lost 20 lbs can I reverse all and how long if yes?

Yes: The cornerstone of treatment for fatty liver disease is weight and daily exercise. Each have been shown to help. You should get a fasting cholesterol and liver profile checked. Also, cutting down on any alcohol will help. Typically, I would recheck these labs in 2-3 months after these lifestyle changes have been made. ...Read more

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Borderline fatty liver and at times glucose in a.M. Is 105 but normal all day lost 20 lbs and quit all carbs and sugar can I reverse & how long?

Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can Hypoglycemia be caused by Fatty liver as I was diagnosed with it 2 months ago. Since past few weeks, I get extremely week and lethargic to the point of almost fainting when I skip a meal and it never happened before? Am I serious? Thanks

Can Hypoglycemia be caused by Fatty liver as I was diagnosed with it 2 months ago. Since past few weeks, I get extremely week and lethargic to the point of almost fainting when I skip a meal and it never happened before? Am I serious? Thanks

HYPOGLYCEMIA: Yes: Hypoglycemia and hypotension are associated with fatty liver and obesity. It is important to Moniter your glucose. I recommend small frequent meals a gluten free diet. Wholeapproach. Com. You also need Gi follow up and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Would elevated bili for over a year be caused by Gilberts? Never was abnormal before just all the sudden. Could it b from fatty liver or more serious?

Would elevated bili for over a year be caused by Gilberts? Never was abnormal before just all the sudden. Could it b from fatty liver or more serious?

Maybe, it depends.: There are many causes of elevated bilirubin, including Gilbert's syndrome and fatty liver. An initial work up, including liver function tests, complete blood count, hepatitis screening, and liver ultrasound, will provide a good starting point. Elevated bilirubin with all other tests being normal and no inciting medications is often due to Gilbert's.


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Is it safe to take ibuprofin over a long period of time?

Is it safe to take ibuprofin over a long period of time?

Depends: Ibuprofen is not a harmless medication. The side effects include - stomach irritation and even ulcer and bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, fluid retention (primarily in people with impaired kidney function) that leads to lower extremity swelling and elevated blood pressure. Kidney damage is more common in people with hypertension, diabetes etc. Otherwise, it can be used but with caution. ...Read more

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Can taking ssris over long period >8yrs impact liver functiondue to serotonin's impact on liver?

Can taking ssris over long period >8yrs impact liver functiondue to serotonin's impact on liver?

Get tested: Whenever on a medication for a long period of time, blood should be tested for any possible adverse side effects. ...Read more

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Fenofibrate did it effect on liver functions if it been taken for long period and did legalon 140 refresh liver and then can stop taking fenofibrate?

Fenofibrate did it effect on liver functions if it been taken for long period and did legalon 140 refresh liver and then can stop taking fenofibrate?

Fenofibrate: Fenofibrate can cause abnormal liver tests, and if that occurs, the Fenofibrate may need to be stopped. There is no evidence to suggest, however, that Legalon (milk thistle) is effective for Fenofibrate-induced liver test abnormalities. I would avoid alcohol if your liver tests are abnormal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have fatty liver disease. And have pain in my upper right side. I'm tired all the time and my hands are itchy. I'm not eating much. What do I do?

See your physician: "fatty liver disease" is usually benign but can be associated with other conditions that can place patients at risk for long term liver disease, some of which can be clinically silent. Your physician can evaluate your symptoms within the context of specific laboratory values and your physical examination to help determine your risk profile and determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Please advise! How much alcohol does it take to cause fatty liver disease?

Please advise! How much alcohol does it take to cause fatty liver disease?

Fatty liver disease: The most common cause of fatty liver disease is being overweight. Excess glucose is stored as glycogen primarily in the liver. Etoh can contribute to fatty liver due to the excess carbohydrates being consumed. ...Read more

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I have a fatty liver but I am not over weight no diabetes or high chlosterol my dr. Is very puzzled, would like to know what to expect over time?

I have a fatty liver but I am not over weight no diabetes or high chlosterol my dr. Is very puzzled, would like to know what to expect over time?

Further exam: Have u been referred to a GI specialist for further exam? This maybe helpful. Other things to consider, hepatitis, meds, alcohol abuse, autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and I rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and I rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

Probably just you: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait producing a high GGT without drinking or anything else. From time to time, I have to reassure these people's employers, probation officers or whoever that they are not secretly abusing alcohol. ...Read more

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Taking 15mg mirtazapine for 16 months. Abd us shows fatty liver. Can mirtaz be the cause? I rarely drink alcohol

Not likely...: Fatty metamorphosis of the liver does not necessarily result only from alcohol consumption. If you study up on it, I think you'll find it is most often a condition more determined by your genetics and diet. I'd consult with a hepatologist (liver specialist from internal medicine) and maybe get a genetic analysis to see what your best strategy might be. ...Read more

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Doc said diffuse fatty liver, but not enough to cause enlargment. 6 mo follow up. No cirrhosis. I don't drink, underweight. Is it reversible? 27 yo

Fatty liver: We pay more attention to fatty livers than we did years ago. It's good that you abstain from alcohol and you should avoid high fat foods. I recommend that a hepatologist or gastroenterologist follow you to insure progress and avoid cirrhosis of the liver. ...Read more

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What would cause veins to show on stomach and sides? 2 years ago I was told I had mild fatty liver could it have turned to cirrhosis causing veins?

What would cause veins to show on stomach and sides? 2 years ago I was told I had mild fatty liver could it have turned to cirrhosis causing veins?

Need to be checked: Veins on the skin of the abdomen are worrisome and need to be checked by your Doctor as soon as possible. They could be related to your liver issue and the cause needs to be investigated now. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with fatty liver. My triglycerides are thru the roof. My ALT and AST results vary from normal and abnormal. What can cause this?

I have been diagnosed with fatty liver. My triglycerides are thru the roof. My ALT and AST results vary from normal and abnormal. What can cause this?

Genes partly: The mainstay of management will include a return to the fitness-focused lifestyle you enjoyed as a teen. Be strong and welcome the opportunity. Glad you recognize its importance. Best wishes. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Fatty Liver (Definition)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the weight of your liver/ In some cases, this disease can ...Read more