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I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and i rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

I consistently have a lft, gamma GT of 115 u/l, with no evidence of a fatty liver, and i rarely drink alcohol, what could be the cause of this?

Probably just you: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant trait producing a high GGT without drinking or anything else. From time to time, I have to reassure these people's employers, probation officers or whoever that they are not secretly abusing alcohol. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...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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Taking 15mg mirtazapine for 16 months. Abd us shows fatty liver. Can mirtaz be the cause? I rarely drink alcohol

Taking 15mg mirtazapine for 16 months. Abd us shows fatty liver. Can mirtaz be the cause? I rarely drink alcohol

Not likely...: Fatty metamorphosis of the liver does not necessarily result only from alcohol consumption. If you study up on it, i think you'll find it is most often a condition more determined by your genetics and diet. I'd consult with a hepatologist (liver specialist from internal medicine) and maybe get a genetic analysis to see what your best strategy might be. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver can I drink tonic water ? just 1 can per day I DONT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!!! NOT GIN & TONIC ONLY TONIC WATER

I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver can I drink tonic water ? just 1 can per day I DONT DRINK ALCOHOL!!!!!   NOT GIN & TONIC ONLY TONIC WATER

In moderation: Tonic water contains a little quinine. Quinine is a drug, used to treat malaria, and has some potential liver toxicity. However, the amount of quinine in most tonic water is usually quite low, although watch out for off-label tonic water. Weight loss is the best treatment for fatty liver. If tonic water in moderation is your worst "vice", you are probably ok. ...Read more

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I have had my gallbladder removed a year ago and im still getting a feeling of fullness/pain there I do drink alcohol a lot could this be fatty liver?

I have had my gallbladder removed a year ago and im still getting a feeling of fullness/pain there I do drink alcohol a lot could this be fatty liver?

Gall bladder removal: Your fullness in your stomach may not have anything to do with your gall bladder removal and everything with your heavy drinking. You may have a gastritis of your stomach from the irritation from drinking. Stop the drinking to see if you will get better. Your stomach may take one or two weeks to heal. Add over the counter Prilosec which will help the healing process. ...Read more

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Hi dr, my GGT 220. Also ALT high =140&alk phosphatase 140, i checked hep markers a, b&c it was negative also i don't drink alcohol, can this be frm fatty liver aline, im slight obese my BMI 30.5, what is possible cauuse(s)?

Hi dr, my GGT 220. Also ALT high =140&alk phosphatase 140, i checked hep markers a, b&c it was negative also i don't drink alcohol, can this be frm fatty liver aline, im slight obese my BMI 30.5, what is possible cauuse(s)?

Many things: If you have a fatty liver, then liver enzymes may be slightly elevated. If there is no acute hepatic infection, it may be chronic, or related to a virus you didn't test for, such as ebv. A common cause of elevation of lft is drug reaction. If you take any medications or fat soluble vitamins, they could be the cause. Please see you doctor for proper assessment, evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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I have fatty liver probly due to alcohol, i stoped drinking & eat healthy will my liver go back 2.Normal?

I have fatty liver probly due to alcohol, i stoped drinking & eat healthy will my liver go back 2.Normal?

It might / might not: You can help it by eating foods that contain choline and take a well rounded multivitamin. Look up choline containing foods on the computer. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor!For the past 13 months that I was diagnosed of fatty liver,i still experience pains in my right chest.I hv quit drinking alcohol at same time and also exercising plus healthy feeding.The last time I carried out a Liver function was test was l

Hello Doctor!For the past 13 months that I was diagnosed of fatty liver,i still experience pains in my right chest.I hv quit drinking alcohol at same time and also exercising plus healthy feeding.The last time I carried out a Liver function was test was l

Congratulations!: Stay sober, it will make a big difference - feel proud! Also, continue to have appropriate checkups and ask about the results, advice, expectations, etc. Depending on the level of prior damage, you may always need to be careful or you may be nearly fine. Find out. I hope you can enjoy a good life! ...Read more

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Have fatty liver due 2 alcohol doctor said enzymes wernt that high .Eating healthy stoped drinking, how long be4 it goes back 2 normal? 26 male

Have fatty liver due 2 alcohol doctor said enzymes wernt that high .Eating healthy stoped drinking, how long be4 it goes back 2 normal? 26 male

Few months: Fortunately, our livers heal well, but do require time to do so. If no other medical issues / meds / drugs, it should be able to improve your liver enzymes within the next 3-6 months. ...Read more

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How come chronic alcohol consumption promote fatty liver and vitamin deficiency?

How come chronic alcohol consumption promote fatty liver and vitamin deficiency?

Alcoholism: Hello , that's a very technical question. If you want the full story on fatty liver see link. Basically, alcohol is toxic to the liver and many other organs. Alcoholics tend to have a high-fat diet and a diet low in nutrients /vitamins. Vitamins will not be well absorbed due to damage to intestines and other factors. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/15670660/. ...Read more

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I don't smoke and drink alcohol... But my liver is fatty... May i know the causes for this... How can I improve on my condition through diet?

Excess carbs-lowcarb: You have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, caused by excess simple carbs, esp. High fructose corn syrup, other sugars ; grains, as well as trans fats in fried foods. Avoid sugars ; starches ; emphasize vegies ; quality proteins. Weight loss ; exercise, fish or flax oil, vit d3 ; natural e with mixed tocopherols help. See http://bit.Ly/1l0v1ev i advise dr. Fuhrman's diet: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more

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What can cause an enlarged liver 22cm with fatty infiltration with normal blood levels I am not obese and I do not drink alcohol. No meds?

What can cause an enlarged liver 22cm with fatty infiltration with normal blood levels I am not obese and I do not drink alcohol. No meds?

Some other causes..: Fatty liver disease is most often the result of excess alcohol and/or obesity, but some other causes are: diabetes, abetalipoproteinemia, glycogen storage diseases, weber-christian disease, acute fatty liver of pregnancy, lipodystrophy, inflammatoty bowel disease, hiv, hepc, malnutrition, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, and many meds...Consult doc to search for your cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does this mean: focal fatty replacement of liver along the falciform ligament? I don't drink alcohol, and i'm short/skinny, and on no meds.

What does this mean:  focal fatty replacement of liver along the falciform ligament?  I don't drink alcohol, and i'm short/skinny, and on no meds.

Fatty liver: This is not an uncommon condition. While alcohol can certainly contribute to fatty liver, non alcoholic causes include obesity, diabetes, prediabetes, high cholesterol, and triglycerides. Consider discussing this with your doctor to get the appropriate testing done. ...Read more

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Elevated Liver Enzymes & White Blood Cell. Sonogram showed lesion and fatty. I don't drink alcohol. Hep. was neg.

Need more info: What is your BMI? Are you diabetic? Are you on any medications? If you are overweight, even if you are on the high side of normal, losing weight will help. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My father has alcholic fatty liver grade 2. Can it be cured as Its been a month since he has quit alcohol. What to do for a quick recovery?

My father has alcholic fatty liver grade 2. Can it be cured as Its been a month since  he has quit alcohol. What to do for a quick recovery?

Congratulations: Congrats to your father for quitting alcohol, which can sometimes be a difficult thing to do. Generally, fatty liver is a reversible disease and will go back to normal with time. If your father has cirrhosis then this will not reverse. The best thing to do is continue to abstain from alcohol. ...Read more

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Hi doctors i would like to ask is it possible to get fatty liver for a non alcohol drinker ? Whats the best cure if there is a cure for fatty liver.

Yes, it's possible: Yes it is possible to have a fatty liver (called steatosis) without consuming alcohol. A fatty liver can be caused by being over weight. It can also be caused by certain medications, especially by certain types of chemotherapy. Steatosis is usually reversible, but if it is not treated it can cause to long term liver damage and even liver cancer. ...Read more

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What can cause abnormaly high liver test repeatedly for almost a year now. Hepatitis testing came back negative. 30/f/ 121lbs. Do not drink alcohol.

What can cause abnormaly high liver test repeatedly for almost a year now. Hepatitis testing  came back  negative. 30/f/ 121lbs. Do not drink alcohol.

Consider biopsy: Make sure that you look at medications such as herbs, supplements, nsaids and avoid them to see if it helps. You should also have complete liver blood work done besides hepatitis panel as well as an ultrasound of your liver. If this comes back normal consider seeing a hepatologist and consider a biopsy for definitive answers. ...Read more

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If stabbed in the liver, can you still drink alcohol?

If stabbed in the liver, can you still drink alcohol?

Depends: As a general rule, first avoid heavy drink, which is for female not more than 2 drinks/day and for male not more than 3 or 4 drinks/day. If stabbed injury is severe causing liver enzymes to go high, avoid any alcohol or drugs that can cause further liver injury. If injury is mild, and once liver enzymes return and remain normal, you can drink socially, as long as no other liver disease. ...Read more

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The last 3 days, my liver hurts a lot and I can't concentrate. I don't drink alcohol, but I eat a lot. Is that the problem?

The last 3 days, my liver hurts a lot and I can't concentrate. I don't drink alcohol, but I eat a lot. Is that the problem?

"Liver" pain: If you are having pain on the right upper side of the abdomen in the region of the liver, it is more likely that you're having pain from the gallbladder or pancreas than from the liver itself. It is important for you to get this evaluated. I would see your doctor or go to the emergency room ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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


Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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