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Can you drink beer if you have fatty liver?

Can you drink beer if you have fatty liver?

No: Fatty liver can be caused by alcohol consumption. Non- alcoholic fatty liver disease is a result of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and in some patients genetic propensity. The safety of alcohol consumption in those with nafld ( non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) will depend on the extent of existing liver damage. Liver damage can be determined by a liver biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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I was diagnosed with fatty liver. Is drinking non-alcoholic beer now okay?

I was diagnosed with fatty liver. Is drinking non-alcoholic beer now okay?

Calories !: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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After alcoholic fatty liver reverses, is drinking actually dangerous? I don't see myself never having beers with the guys or wine with my wife.

After alcoholic fatty liver reverses, is drinking actually dangerous? I don't see myself never having beers with the guys or wine with my wife.

Potentially yes: Drinking leads to fatty liver, which is reversible once you stop drinking, if there is no scarring already. For you to know if there is scarring in the liver you would need a liver biopsy. Alcoholic fatty liver can then turn into cirrhosis, which is non-reversible. You can probably get away with a drink every now and then, but nothing on a daily / regular basis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have alcoholic fatty liver at age of 19, drinking since 2 years large amounts (4 liters of beer/0.3-0.5l of vodka) once a week?

Is it possible to have alcoholic fatty liver at age of 19, drinking since 2 years large amounts (4 liters of beer/0.3-0.5l of vodka) once a week?

Watch for cirrhosis: Alcoholic hepatitis would be more the concern. Your liver is an amazing organ in that it has the ability to regenerate. However, organs have finite reserves and once you have cirrhosis, there are too many complications to mention. Seek help such as aa or tell a friend. Otherwise life will be short and full of medical complications at a young age. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink near beers with a fatty liver?

Is it possible for me to drink near beers with a fatty liver?

Go ahead: The fact that you're willing to drink only minimally-alcoholic drinks tells me that you're not a problem drinker and that your fatty liver may have a different cause. I trust hepatitis c and wilson's have been ruled out. The most common cause of fatty liver nowadays is lack of sufficient exercise for your body's genetic need. Why drink near-beer when you could be hitting the gym like a maniac? ...Read more

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When can I drink beer again after a lacerated liver?

When can I drink beer again after a lacerated liver?

Healing needed: Your liver (and probably you) have been through a major trauma. Your liver specifically needs to heal, and will show enzyme abnormalities for some time. Alcohol is a toxin to your liver. Your own doctors -- who know your case, how your liver got injured, and the unique factors that can slow or speed your personal healing -- are the best ones to answer any questions about ingesting alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm 42yr old female that used to binge drink every weekend from age of about 30 up until a couple yrs ago. I only drink beer/wine. I worry about liver?

I'm 42yr old female that used to binge drink every weekend from age of about 30 up until a couple yrs ago. I only drink beer/wine. I worry about liver?

Liver damage: Congrats on taking better care of yourself. Abuse of alcohol can destroy your life as well as your liver. Please see your doc. He/she MAY do some lab testing of your liver enzymes and tell you how things stand. Even "only" drinking beer/wine can be dangerous. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is beer or liquor worse on fatty liver?

Is beer or liquor worse on fatty liver?

Why do you ask?: Please forgive my frankness. The very fact that you asked this question disturbs me deeply. You evidently don't realize just how serious fatty liver is. It can kill you. And you are asking which kind of alcohol? The damage to your liver done by an alcolic drink depends only on how much alcohol is contained. You've got your diagnosis. Stop alcohol, get back into fitness, and save your life. ...Read more

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Non alcoholic beer whilst having a fatty liver-safe?

NASH - BEER: Hi ~ Yes, NASH + non alcohol beer is completely OK and wont worsen NASH as long as you dont drink too much since it contains carbs. If you are OBESE please go on carbo reduced diet to reduce fatty infiltration in liver.thanks ...Read more

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Is fatty liver common in adolescents (that don't drink)?

Is fatty liver common in adolescents (that don't drink)?

No: Risk factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) include central obesity, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome. Prevalence of NAFLD in adolescents would be rare. Most patients are diagnosed in their 40s or 50s. ...Read more

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Besides taking milk thistle, what should I do to reverse the effects of a fatty liver (not from drinking)?

Besides taking milk thistle, what should I do to reverse the effects of a fatty liver (not from drinking)?

Weight loss...: Fatty liver disease is most often a consequence of the foods we eat and being overweight. There is no specific treatment (drug or supplement) effective for reversing fatty liver. If your bmi is > 24, losing weight will result in improvement in ast/alt and reduction of fat in the liver. Certainly elimination of alcohol (if you drink) is recommended. Stop the milk thistle. Good luck! ...Read more

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Health studies suggest men drink 1-2 glasses of wine a day. I drink 1.5 (split the difference). Can this habit increase risk of fatty liver?

Health studies suggest men drink 1-2 glasses of wine a day.  I drink 1.5 (split the difference). Can this habit increase risk of fatty liver?

Not per se: Hi. The amount you drink is good for you (and sure makes for a nice dinner with your partner!). It will not put you at risk for fatty liver in the absence of comorbid conditions like type 2 diabetes, or bad genes. To your good health, cheers! ...Read more

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Ive been diagnosed with fatty liver. What can I do to reverse this and get my liver back into a healthy liver? I DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!

Ive been diagnosed with fatty liver. What can I do to reverse this and get my liver back into a healthy liver?  I DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!

Diet and Exercise.: Reduce your total cholesterol level. (with PCP) Reach a healthy weight. If you need to lose weight, be sure to do so slowly (no more than 1 to 2 pounds a week).Quick weight loss from crash diets, surgery, or medicine increases inflammation and scarring in your liver. Exercise regularly. Check with your doctor, metabolic syndrome also puts you at risk and should be treated if you have it. ...Read more

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Am 90 kg and 1.76 cm. Am 34. Got fatty liver sice 8 years. Do not drink. Liver enzymes normal. What s the risk of cirroais. How many years it takes.

Am 90 kg and 1.76 cm. Am 34. Got fatty liver sice 8 years. Do not drink. Liver enzymes normal. What s the risk of cirroais. How many years it takes.

Hopefully never: Distinguish fatty liver (steatosis) from nash with abnormal liver tests (steatohepatitis). Start with a weight loss diet based on calorie ; fat restriction, avoid alcohol, control diabetes ; cholesterol (if present). Your doctor will want to monitor your labwork, re-image the liver, ; rule out other diseases. But if liver tests remain normal with life changes above, u may not progress 2 cirrhosis. ...Read more

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I have fatty liver, dm2, hyperlipidemia with history of pancreatitis but don't drink?Is fatty liver common in dm2?What do I do about my fatty liver?

I have fatty liver, dm2, hyperlipidemia with history of pancreatitis but don't drink?Is fatty liver common in dm2?What do I do about my fatty liver?

Sugar Fat Conversion: Body ability to store sugar low & sugar used, in small amts, before fats. Sugar (ie. All carbs) in food (beyond low ongoing needs) quickly converted by liver into fat & if liver unable to export fat fast enough; fatty liver results. Thus eliminate all carbs, including fruit, so liver has to convert fat back to sugar & ketones (quite healthy). Study dietdoctor, taubes, lustig, attia, fatheadmovie. ...Read more

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Sprite an Mountain Dew an otha light beverages.I hav fatty liver, r those okay? If not what liquids u suggest an I drink n moderation and tons of H20

 Sprite an Mountain Dew an otha light beverages.I hav fatty liver, r those okay? If not what liquids u suggest an I drink n moderation and tons of H20

Water: Water is the best liquid to drink. If you eliminate soda and packaged juice, you will be significantly healthier in a year. With liver findings already definitely avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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Had random bout of pancreatitis, then dr saw borderline fatty liver on ultrasound. I'm 29, competitive athlete, barely drink. What could explain this?

Many things: Sounds like nonalcoholic fatty liver. Many causes of this, but basically for some reason your body doesn't break down fats properly. Usually this is not harmful, but in some it can lead to inflammation of the liver. You should be seeing your doc on a regular basis if yoiu are having symotoms. Good luck! ...Read more

Fatty Liver (Definition)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the weight of your liver/ In some cases, this disease can ...Read more