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Can Oatmeal Help With Fatty Liver
Can a vegan diet help with fatty liver and how long for a liver of 16.7 cm to return back to normal size?
Yes and No: It's what a patient eats, and not the label on his type of diet, that matters. Fatty liver worsens with the eating of sugars and simple carbs. Sugars and simple carbs are usually vegan (not of animal origin). Thus, a vegan will want to eat non-animal food items that are low in sugars and low in simple carbohydrates. ...Read more
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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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
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
See PCP.: Start with eating healthy foods, do not take medications that are toxic to the liver, no alcohol nor illicit drugs. If the fatty liver is due to poor nutrition, history of hepatitis, infectious or serum, marked weight from whatever cause, take some b vitamins and maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you still worry about it, a trip to your pcp for a complete physical, liver function tests will be well. ...Read more
Online: Fatty liver is a condition often seen in association with obesity, diabetes and excessive alcohol ingestion. I would recommend efforts be made in reducing the intake of simple sugars, such as sodas and then work toward reduction of total carbohydrates. Longstanding fatty liver can develop into cirrhosis, scarring and loss of normal function of the liver. A natural, wholesome diet is recommended ...Read more
Not common to reduc:
It is not common for NAFLD to be cured. Usually benign, but if gain more weight,
may became steatohepatitis and advanced form (NASH) ...Read more
Benign vs malignant?: Benign tumors /neoplasms of the liver are not cancerous; malignant tumors are. See prior answer regarding differential for benign ones. Malignant tumors include: fibrolamellar carcinoma, hepatoblastoma, cholangiocarcinoma, cystadenocarcinoma, angiosarcoma, undifferentiated sarcomas, epitheliod endothelioma. Metastatic liver tumors originate elsewhere (frequently from stomach, breast, lung, colon) ...Read more
Probably not: Fatty liver is a disease that generally has treatment goals of non-progression rather than total cure. Even complete liver transplant will not uncommonly have recurrence of fatty liver near the allograft site, which can subsequently lead to further problems. Treatments tend to focus on addressing the underlying cause of the fatty liver. ...Read more
Fat depostion: 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 lead to serious complications. ...Read more
Yes: Fatty liver can come in many different forms. In its most benign form, the liver enzymes can be normal and it may only be discovered as an incidental finding on ultrasound. When it gets more severe, then it is called NASH - nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. In this case, the liver enzymes are usually abnormal by then. ...Read more
It depends: "Fatty liver" has many forms. If there is just fat (steatosis), this is easily reversible. However, if inflammation (hepatitis) has set in, it may be less reversible. This form of fatty liver, called steatohepatitis, can lead to cirrhosis. In general, weight loss and exercise are the key treatments for fatty liver diease, as well as control of diabetes or hi cholesterol if present. ...Read more
Likely fibrosis, etc: Fatty liver is an early, reversible change from drinking and/or mid to long duration obesity. If drinking is stopped/lowered, and/or obesity is corrected, this goes away. If these and other forms of insults are imposed on the liver for a long time, the changes are chronic and irreversible, with fibrisis and chronic inflammation, leading to cirrhosis of the liver, and certain death. See dr., etc. ...Read more
See below: Fatty liver is essentially the abnormal deposition of fat in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. The causes include alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver and medications. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is the most common and is related to obesity, high triglycerides, diabetes and genetic predisposition. ...Read more
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