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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
According to blood work, I have a fatty liver, what food should I be eating? Would a liver cleanse help?
Low Carb: A fatty liver develops when the body has too much glucose/sugar that gets converted into fat for storage. Following a low carb diet with adequate protein and fat, and exercising can help to reverse this condition. While a liver cleanse might be something to consider in the future under the guidance of an experienced medical practitioner, the first step is to take control of your diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I lay on my back about 10 minutes I feel hot pain in my chest my mouth get dry only water or food will help stop the pain? I have fatty liver.
Possible GERD: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach contents can lead to irritation or the esophagus with chest pain. You should avoid eating late at night and make sure that you avoid acidic foods and alcohol, and sleep with you head elevated on a couple of pillows. See your MD for testing and if symptoms persist, you may need to see a surgeon for definitive repair. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Eat Healthy: There are no specific foods to get rid of fatty liver. However, the fat responds to a healthy well balanced diet with exercise. If you are overweight, weight loss is key to help the liver decrease fat accumulations. If you have diabetes or elevated cholesterol, it is important to control them as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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