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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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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 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

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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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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 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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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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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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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.

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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I have fatty liver can I take alcohol once in a month?

I have fatty liver can I take alcohol once in a month?

Why?: If you already have a fatty liver, alcohol will potentially worsen it. Why risk it? Fatty liver can progress to cirrhosis if exposed to further damage, again why risk it? ...Read more

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Fatty Liver (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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