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Can certain foods help treat fatty liver?

Can certain foods help treat fatty liver?

Usually yes; ask Dr.: A person with mild fatty liver likely has gotten extra fat in most other places in the body, and probably is eating more sugar and plain carbs than he should be. First of all, exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet can help. He should also work with his primary care doctor to see if he needs medication or further testing, as there can be other problems, such as high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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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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Can vitamin E help cure a non alcoholic fatty liver from obesity?

Can vitamin E help cure a non alcoholic fatty liver from obesity?

Not a cure: But studies suggest that vitamin E 800IU/day can improve biopsy evidence of steatohepatitis in nondiabetic patients. Even the american college of gastroenterology recommends it as a first line treatment in nondiabetics with biopsy proven fatty liver disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can you do to help reduce fatty liver? Also, is South Beach Diet safe for fatty liver

What can you do to help reduce fatty liver? Also, is South Beach Diet safe for fatty liver

Lose weight: Vitamin e has also been shown to help. You do have a risk of gall stones with rapid weight loss. Ironically patients who had some fat when they dieted as opposed to no fat, developed fewer gall stones. ...Read more

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Can Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (no inflammation) speed up your metabolism and cause you to poorly absorb antidepressant medication?

Can Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (no inflammation) speed up your metabolism and cause you to poorly absorb antidepressant medication?

Fatty liver: The absorption and metabolism of antidepressants are totally different systems. It depends on the antidepressant as well as any other drugs you may be taking at the same time. However, in general fatty liver disease will slowly metabolize most antidepressants, thereby inc blood levels. ...Read more

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Can certain supplements actually help burn fat?

Can certain supplements actually help burn fat?

Supplements: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting or a pill, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, & start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...Read more

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Can there be certain foods to eat to help bipolar?

Can there be certain foods to eat to help bipolar?

No evidence: I'm not aware of specific foods that can affect bipolar mood disorder. Keeping a stable and predictable schedule, with regular mealtimes and sleep and wake times, is important. If it is true bipolar disorder (which is often mis- and over-diagnosed), then medication needs to be part of the treatment plan. ...Read more

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How come chronic alcohol consumption promote fatty liver and vitamin deficiency?

How come chronic alcohol consumption promote fatty liver and vitamin deficiency?

Alcoholism: Hello , that's a very technical question. If you want the full story on fatty liver see link. Basically, alcohol is toxic to the liver and many other organs. Alcoholics tend to have a high-fat diet and a diet low in nutrients /vitamins. Vitamins will not be well absorbed due to damage to intestines and other factors. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15670660/. ...Read more

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Which foods can help me avoid gallbladder pain and gerd?

Which foods can help me avoid gallbladder pain and gerd?

Low fat: For ideas see: http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/health/low-fat-diet-sheet also cut back on caffeine and spicy foods for the gerd. ...Read more

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How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

How to reduce or eliminate fatty tumors?

Excision.: The most common type of "fatty tumor" is called a lipoma. These tumors are benign and are often felt / palpated underneath the skin on the trunk and arms / legs. They are generally mobile and soft. Lipomas are not malignant and do not have malignant potential. If a lipoma is concerning or cosmetically unacceptable, the standard treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more

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How can fatty liver be diagnosed?

How can fatty liver be diagnosed?

Nonalcoholic fatty : The most common presentation is a persistent slightly high elevation of the "liver enzymes" with negative tests for hepatitis a, b or c a d without evidence of other liver disease. The ultrasound texture of the liver will be more hyperechoic, shinny, or "bright", associated to metabolic syndrome: mild overweight or obesity, pre diabetes or diabetes, high fatty food intake. Nash. ...Read more

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Can anti depressants 5-10mg daily cause fatty liver. Or liver damage ? Thank u

Can anti depressants 5-10mg daily cause fatty liver. Or liver damage ? Thank u

Discuss w/ your Dr: There are many different medications for depression and that dose may be low for one and high for another. I know that ALL can harm livers and 5% of liver disease is attributed to them. That's not saying it will happen, but it's a serious concern. Consider non-drug CBT Tx as a way to minimize or avoid drugs - they are best to think of as short-term support while learning life skills. Best! ...Read more

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Can eating certain foods help me avoid migraines?

Can eating certain foods help me avoid migraines?

Yes: Actually it is more helpful to avoid certain foods that may trigger your migraines. These foods vary from person to person. ...Read more

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Foods you can eat with acid reflux and a fatty liver?

Foods you can eat with acid reflux and a fatty liver?

Some ideas: Fatty liver: balanced and healthy diet and increase your physical activity. In addition to limiting calories, avoid refined, rapidly digested carbohydrates, foods such as bread, grits, rice, potatoes, corn, and concentrated sugar that is found in sports drinks, juice.Reflux:avoid coffee, tea ( regular and decaffeinated) caffeine, carbonation, alcohol, citrus, chocolate, mint , fat, spice, onions, garlic. ...Read more

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What kind of vitamins can help to fight a fatty liver?

What kind of vitamins can help to fight a fatty liver?

E, Omega-3, etc: Vitamins E, C, as well as Omega-3, Resveratrol, Milk thistle have all been cited in research studies as helpful in non-alcoholic fatty liver.
Low carbohydrates and Mediterranean diet. ...Read more

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Can certain foods help treat fatty liver?

Usually yes; ask Dr.: A person with mild fatty liver likely has gotten extra fat in most other places in the body, and probably is eating more sugar and plain carbs than he should be. First of all, exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet can help. He should also work with his primary care doctor to see if he needs medication or further testing, as there can be other problems, such as high cholesterol. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a fatty liver?

Is it possible to treat a fatty liver?

Sure..here's a start: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from fatty liver with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Best to start with a weight loss diet based on calorie and fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes & cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will likely want to monitor your labwork, image the liver, & rule out other diseases that can mimick the pattern of liver tests seen with fatty changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Fatty Liver (Definition)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the ...Read more