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Can Oatmeal Help With Fatty Liver
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
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
No "liver detox": There is no medication for "liver detox" besides controlling the underlying condition and symptoms that caused the liver disease if you have it. I would see a liver specialist to help you determine what is the best course of action is since liver disease, especially cirrhosis can lead to many complications that can be managed with certain medications. ...Read more
No interactions: I typically use Drug-Drug Interaction Checker found at www.drugs.com which showed no interaction (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1633-0,1749-15695). However, be aware that milk thistle & omega 3 fatty acids are dietary supplements in the States. As such, manufacturers are not required to prove safety or effectiveness prior to marketing. Plus risk of contamination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not necessarily...: As we age fat deposits build up in our liver; best way to combat this is by being as 'low-fat' as possible; and your body will do the rest. (presuming all of your lab data is normal of course) some say the herb 'milk thistle' can help with detoxification of the liver; but there have been no studies I am aware of to prove this...Strictly an alternative solution. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With non-alcoholic fatty liver is milk thistle and vitamin e+ exercise effective and if so what dosage?
Unknown: as to whether they are effective. There are studies on both sides of this issue, and the majority of studies have not shown efficacy of either medication in preventing the progression or promoting the improvement of liver inflammation. This is particularly true with vitamin E, where all studies have shown lack of efficacy. A few studies of milk thistle have shown small improvements, but most not. ...Read more
NASH maybe, EtOH no: It was long thought that alcoholic liver disease was caused by problems with diet, and in fact it was called (when I was a med student) "nutritional cirrhosis." Using baboons, Charles Lieber, a liver specialist who focused on alcohol, found that diet had NOTHING to do with it, and it was purely a toxic effect of alcohol, which also has some hereditary determinants. Diet/exercise can help NASH. ...Read more
NASH: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (nash) is liver inflammation caused by a buildup of fat in the liver.Things that put people at risk for nash and for liver damage include: obesity. Type 2 diabetes. High cholesterol and high triglycerides. Metabolic syndrome. Most people who have nash are 40 to 50 years old and have one or more of the problems listed above. But nash can happen in people who have none. ...Read more
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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