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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Can lupus cause non-alcoholic fatty liver?

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Can lupus cause non-alcoholic fatty liver?

Autoimmune hepatitis: Lupus is associated with autoimmune hepatitis, not nash (non-alcoholic fatty liver). Nash is commonly see in settings of obesity, excessive alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol. Both entities can occur together when respective risk factors for both exist. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia? Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases

Dr. John Goldman
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Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia?
Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases

This is a lot: I wish my answer was as good as your question. Some of your symptoms could be part of an immunologically mediated illness. These as you know can have a genetic basis. You have looked in some important areas. Your evaluation may be a variety of laboratory studies genetics studies and tissue biopsies to help clarify. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Ana positive c3&c4 low triglycerides now high and dr said I had fatty liver due to weight gain no symptoms of lupus could it be causing fatty liver?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Ana positive c3&c4 low triglycerides now high and dr said I had fatty liver due to weight gain  no symptoms of lupus could it be causing fatty liver?

Whoa: Plenty of perfectly healthy, not just lupus-free, people have positive ANA especially at low titer, and lowish c3 and c4 (which are poor lupus screens anyway). Nothing says "lupus" to me, but I am very concerned about your fatty liver and weight gain. By far the best treatment for "nonalcoholic steatohepatitis" is to find some fitness activity you like and do a lot of it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Lupus fatty liver advice please?

Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Perhaps: Lupus can be dangerous depending on its severity. Lupus and fatty liver aren't really related. Fatty liver is usually related to alcohol consumption or the metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). Fatty liver with inflammation can lead to cirrhosis, generally takes decades to occur. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and their are autoimmune liver diseases too. ...Read more

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Lupus and fatty liver is it dangerous?

Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Lupus and fatty liver is it dangerous?

Perhaps: Lupus can be dangerous depending on its severity. Lupus and fatty liver aren't really related. Fatty liver is usually related to alcohol consumption or the metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). Fatty liver with inflammation can lead to cirrhosis, generally takes decades to occur. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and their are autoimmune liver diseases too. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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I have lupus sle. I have a fatty liver I have been told. what does this mean?

Dr. John Munshower
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Hepatic steatosis: or fatty liver disease,...is a reversible condition wherein large vacuoles of triglyceride fat accumulate in liver cells via the process of steatosis (i.e., abnormal retention of lipids within a cell). Diet and weight loss can help this condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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Have Lupus and Parkinson's and just found out I have a fatty liver is there a reverse on fixing it? If not how fast does it progress into failure?

Dr. Dan Fisher
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Have Lupus and Parkinson's and just found out I have a fatty liver is there a reverse on fixing it? If not how fast does it progress into failure?

Heterogenous.: Fatty liver is very difficult to predict but generally carries a pretty good prognosis - very very slowly progressive. Of course do need to prevent any other liver disease by restricting known toxins (alcohol and tylenol) and by getting vaccinated against hepatitis A and B. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Roberts
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Lupus, fibro, gastroparesis, non alcholic fatty liver, diverticulosus/itis don't normally drink but I drank alot the other night and really sick since?

Dr. Douglas Roberts
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Lupus, fibro, gastroparesis, non alcholic fatty liver, diverticulosus/itis don't normally drink but I drank alot the other night and really sick since?

Need exam,blood test: I would suggest you have an exam, and perhaps a blood test of the liver enzymes to see if the liver is inflamed. Sometimes lupus can affect the pancreas as well, and this plus alcohol together would mean the pancreas blood test should be checked too. A good examination is important, and if you are having fever, dark urine, chalk colored stools or severe abdominal pain make sure you are seen soon. ...Read more

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What can cause a fatty liver in a human?

Dr. Robert Rahimi
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What can cause a fatty liver in a human?

Depends: 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 . Also certain medications and alcohol can result in fatty liver. ...Read more

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What causes fatty liver?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
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What causes fatty liver?

Obesity/bad fat: Obesity is the main cause of fatty liver disease which is now #1 liver illness in america. Excessive food, especially fats causes obesity and thus fatty liver disease. It is reversible if no cirrhosis yet. So, if u have been told so, wt loss, minimize alcohol, avoid drugs will reverse the fatty liver. Live healthy, live well, live long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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