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Gastric bypass and alcohol. Lifetime of obesity. Qualify but dr says I have to be 6 months sober. Why? Is this a standard or should seek 2nd opinion.

Gastric bypass and alcohol. Lifetime of obesity. Qualify but dr says I have to be 6 months sober. Why? Is this a standard or should seek 2nd opinion.

Bypass & Alcohol: There is significant evidence that those who drink after bypass are much more likely to die, to be alcoholic or to have more significant consequences. Your doctor is trying to save your life. I would take their suggestion and be grateful for it. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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LFT: AST 97 while my ALT is 57. Had muscle pain all over upper body from workout when tested. Otherwise healthy, not obese, no alcohol, not a smoker.

LFT: AST 97 while my ALT is 57. Had muscle pain all over upper body from workout when tested. Otherwise healthy, not obese, no alcohol, not a smoker.

Repeat first.: All things being equal, the first step with a finding like this, especially when there's no obvious cause, would be to simply repeat the test in a month or so. Sometimes this could be simply from something you ate, or an OTC medication. If the repeat values are still high, then an ultrasound and further investigations may be warranted. ...Read more

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Mild hepatomegaly i was just recently diagnosed with mild hepatomegaly due to obesity and i would like to inquire about alcohol. I was wondering if i drank alcohol if this would cause my mild condition to progress into a state that is irreversible? I foun

Mild hepatomegaly i was just recently diagnosed with mild hepatomegaly due to obesity and i would like to inquire about alcohol. I was wondering if i drank alcohol if this would cause my mild condition to progress into a state that is irreversible? I foun

Any : Any condition involving the liver is potentially made worse by drinking alcohol. Your hepatomegaly may be due to fatty infiltration, and this may sound benign, but if it has altered your liver tests, it's a sign that things need to change. It sounds like you're working on that--good for you. But keep in mind that alcohol, in addition to being bad for the liver, is high in calories and therefore also bad for your diet. ...Read more

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What can cause an enlarged liver 22cm with fatty infiltration with normal blood levels I am not obese and I do not drink alcohol. No meds?

What can cause an enlarged liver 22cm with fatty infiltration with normal blood levels I am not obese and I do not drink alcohol. No meds?

Some other causes..: Fatty liver disease is most often the result of excess alcohol and/or obesity, but some other causes are: diabetes, abetalipoproteinemia, glycogen storage diseases, weber-christian disease, acute fatty liver of pregnancy, lipodystrophy, inflammatoty bowel disease, hiv, hepc, malnutrition, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and many meds...Consult doc to search for your cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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If iam 28 yrs old got fatty liver, not obese, not diabetic, no medecines, no alcohol, can I rule out hep if i tested neg hiv, hep a, b, c 1, 5 post exposure?

If iam 28 yrs old got fatty liver, not obese, not diabetic, no medecines, no alcohol, can I rule out hep if i tested neg hiv, hep a, b, c 1, 5 post exposure?

Fatty liver: If you have tested negative for viral hep recently, you can probably rule it out. There are other causes of nash (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or fatty liver). Medications, autoimmune or inherited liver disease, rapid weight loss, and malnutrition. Make sure you rule these out as well. ...Read more

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Hi dr, my GGT 220. Also ALT high =140&alk phosphatase 140, i checked hep markers a, b&c it was negative also i don't drink alcohol, can this be frm fatty liver aline, im slight obese my BMI 30.5, what is possible cauuse(s)?

Hi dr, my GGT 220. Also ALT high =140&alk phosphatase 140, i checked hep markers a, b&c it was negative also i don't drink alcohol, can this be frm fatty liver aline, im slight obese my BMI 30.5, what is possible cauuse(s)?

Many things: If you have a fatty liver, then liver enzymes may be slightly elevated. If there is no acute hepatic infection, it may be chronic, or related to a virus you didn't test for, such as ebv. A common cause of elevation of lft is drug reaction. If you take any medications or fat soluble vitamins, they could be the cause. Please see you doctor for proper assessment, evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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I have the following blood results, gamma GT 197, Alt 48, ferritin 338. I don't drink alcohol, not obese, no diabetes. Pain in right side. 48yo female?

I have the following blood results, gamma GT 197, Alt 48, ferritin 338. I don't drink alcohol, not obese, no diabetes. Pain in right side. 48yo female?

You have hepatitis: "Hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Get checked. ...Read more

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Alcohol and mild hepatomelagy related to obesity hello i would like to inquire about mild hepatomelagy. I was recently given an ultrasound and it showed that my liver was mildly enlarged due to being overweight. I am not a drinker but i would l like to k

Bad combination: Alcohol causes changes in the liver that look and act like the changes caused by alcohol, and has been called steatohepatitis of obesity. It can result in damage to the liver, and this damage can be increased significantly by any alcohol use, so avoiding alcohol is a good choice. These changes are reversible with weight loss, and i would encourage you to discuss diet/exercise with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Could Phenethyl alcohol be natural?

Yes and No: Phenethyl alcohol is found in certain plants, so it is natural in that setting. Like many compounds, scientists may have the ability to create it in a lab (it would not be natural in that setting). Likewise, this or similar compounds in a plant in your yard would be natural, but having a bottle of the compound sitting on your table would be unnatural. It all depends on the details. ...Read more