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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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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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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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What foods should I avoid if I have fatty liver?

What foods should I avoid if I have fatty liver?

Good Eating: The major thing you want to stay away from is alcohol. Also if you are a diabetic you need to follow the nutrition plan you have with your physician. Try to limit you fat and sugar intake. Fatty liver is reversible and keeping a healthy diet along with removing alcohol will aid in this. ...Read more

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What is fatty liver disease? How do you treat it?

What is fatty liver disease? How do you treat it?

Weight loss: Fatty liver is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound showing fat deposits in the liver. Usually liver enzymes are elevated (ALT and AST). Most people with fatty liver are overweight, so weight loss is the curative treatment. Diet and exercise is crucial in achieving substantial weight loss. Avoid supplements that causes weight loss (as can be harmful). Overall this is a benign condition. ...Read more

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Whats foods can I eat if I have gall stones and a fatty liver?

Whats foods can I eat if I have gall stones and a fatty liver?

Low sugar, low carbs: Fatty liver is often caused by excesss sugars and carbohydrates. Stop all sugar, keep carbs low and avoid fried foods and veggie oils. Eating healthy, saturated fats with each meal will keep the flow of bile moving. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods to avoid if I have gallstones and a fatty liver?

Please suggest what foods to avoid if I have gallstones and a fatty liver?

Maybe nothing: If you're not having any symptoms, ( the vast majority of patients with gallstones do not, ) you do not need a special diet. Now, if you begin to have symptoms (bloating, dyspepsia, nausea, right upper quadrant or right upper back pain, ) then a lower fat diet may reduce your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure a fatty liver, foods to eat , what to do when it aches?,

How to cure a fatty liver,  foods to eat , what to do when it aches?,

Weight loss...: Fatty liver disease is most often a consequence of the foods we eat and being overweight. There is no specific treatment for fatty liver. If your bmi is > 24, losing weight will result in improvement in ast/alt and reduction of fat in the liver. As the liver returns to a more normal size the pain should go away. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat fatty foods once in a while even if im diagnosed with fatty liver?

Is it okay to eat fatty foods once in a while even if im diagnosed with fatty liver?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Fatty Liver (Definition)

Some fat in the liver is normal. But if fat makes up more than 5%-10% of the weight of your liver, you may have alcoholic or nonalcoholic liver disease. In some cases, these diseases can ...Read more