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Can You Feel A 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
It is not likely..: Fatty liver by itself typically does not cause pain. Acute hepatitis--either from infection/alcohol/or drugs can cause pain, but you will have other symptoms as well. From knowing a bit of your history (you have lost 52lbs in 6 months and liver is only "borderline fatty"), i sincerely doubt the liver is the cause of your pain. Please consult doc for eval what else is causing your pain. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to reverse fatty liver before it leads to cirrhosis? My doctor told me I have a fatty liver and i’m worried it will lead to cirrhosis. Is fatty liver reversible?
Fatty : Fatty liver refers to an accumulation of fat in and around the liver. In most patients, the condition itself is not harmful. On the other hand, if the fat leads to inflammation there can be damage to the liver. The diagnosis then, for patients who don't drink alcohol, is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash). If the inflammation goes unchecked, cirrhosis may result. The treatment of fatty liver depends on the underlying cause, which from patient to patient can be quite different. The most common causes are obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol (collectively called the dysmetabolic syndrome, which in america is now epidemic). Other causes include severe weight loss, gastric bypass, certain medications, and inflammatory bowel disease, to name just a few. Given the wide range of causes, the treatment program has to be tailored to each patient. So, in answer to your question, yes, fatty liver is reversible if its treated early and appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged spleen: Most people don't know they have an enlarged spleen because symptoms are rare. People usually find out about it during a physical exam. These are the most common symptoms of an enlarged spleen:being unable to eat a large meal. Feeling discomfort, fullness, or pain on the upper left side of the abdomen; this pain may spread to your left shoulder. ...Read more
See below: There are reports indicating that antioxidant glutathione may help with chronic fatty liver. Talk to your doctor to be sure. It may be more important to treat the underlying causes such as alcohol, obesity, high fat diet, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, toxic medications, etc. ...Read more
Fatty liver I have a fat liver and chronic pancreatitis, im so tired of being seen as alcoholic, I don't drink, what can be done about this stigma?
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
Sometimes.: Pain in the liver with steatosis? Depends upon the degree and the rapidity with which the fatty infiltration occurs and whether or not there is another liver disorder. Generally no. ...Read more
Why would your liver area feel like a burning with fatty liver from being obese? I am losing weight.
Liver pain: The liver covers a large area in your upper abdomen so you'll have to be more specific. Does it hurt in the middle? Or on the right side? It could be heartburn, gastritis, gallstones that you are getting discomfort from. It is hard to tell without knowing where your pain is. Try prilosec, and if it helps it was likely gerd. If not, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NASH: I am not a liver specialist. You described having a fatty liver. It sounds like you don't know if there is inflammation. I believe that Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) includes fatty liver, inflammation & damage to liver cells. I would discuss with your doctor to see if your findings include more than just fatty liver. ...Read more
Eat Healthy: There are no specific foods to get rid of fatty liver. However, the fat responds to a healthy well balanced diet with exercise. If you are overweight, weight loss is key to help the liver decrease fat accumulations. If you have diabetes or elevated cholesterol, it is important to control them as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if a person's liver was damaged, would they get sick from just a few alcoholic drinks?
I don't drink and am not obese... what might be the causing my fatty liver? Could it lead to hypothyroidism?
Carbs. Change it.: The easiest way to revert fatty liver is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance. Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Odd combination: It is a bit unusual that a doctor who finds you have an enlarged liver and pancreas, would ignore that finding. Who made the discovery? I simply cannot imagine a doctor ignoring this but if your relationship with your doctor is so bad you cannot discuss this, then you need to find another doctor. ...Read more
According to blood work, I have a fatty liver, what food should I be eating? Would a liver cleanse help?
Low Carb: A fatty liver develops when the body has too much glucose/sugar that gets converted into fat for storage. Following a low carb diet with adequate protein and fat, and exercising can help to reverse this condition. While a liver cleanse might be something to consider in the future under the guidance of an experienced medical practitioner, the first step is to take control of your diet. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Fatty liver.: Those with a fatty liver should generally limit fat intake, limit alcohol intake and lose weight (if there's weight to lose) via proper diet and regular exercise. That being said, it would be OK to treat yourself to a fatty meal every once in a while, meaning once a week or two. Realize that all meals will have some fat in them, so it's not like you're completely avoiding fat otherwise. ...Read more
Maybe nothing: If you're not having any symptoms, ( the vast majority of patients with gallstones do not, ) you do not need a special diet. Now, if you begin to have symptoms (bloating, dyspepsia, nausea, right upper quadrant or right upper back pain, ) then a lower fat diet may reduce your symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Liver has more fat: 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. Exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet will help. He should work with his primary care doctor to see if he needs medication or further testing, as there can be other causes of fatty liver, plus cholesterol problems. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Fat infiltration : Several things can contribute to fatty infiltration of the liver including 1) excess weight over a long period of time, 2) pregnancy, 3) diet 4) medical conditions like diabetes, and 5) medications including chemotherapy. Depending on the contributing factors, some of the problem may be treated effectively with weight loss, tight glucose control, and/or dietary modification. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Obesity/bad fat: Obesity is the main cause of fatty liver disease which is now #1 liver illness in america. Excessive food, especially fats causes obesity and thus fatty liver disease. It is reversible if no cirrhosis yet. So, if u have been told so, wt loss, minimize alcohol, avoid drugs will reverse the fatty liver. Live healthy, live well, live long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet: Fatty liver is sometimes referred to as nash. Generally an elevated level of cholesterol or triglycerides in the blood can cause fatty liver. Fatty liver can regress with lifestyle modification. It is best to decrease alcohol and fat intake or start an exercise program as directed by your physician. Sometimes medications called "statins" can assist in treating a fatty liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely-Cut Carbs: Fatty liver, especially from etoh & chronic hepatitis associated with cirrhosis (scarring throughout the liver & progressive liver failure, not reversible & leads portal hypertension, recurrent stomach./intestinal bleeding, feeling terrible & early death). Stop all etoh, get checked & txed for hepatitis & stop all carbs. Go lchf, see https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/810867. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fatty liver dangers: Absolutely! It can be caused by a variety of things but each can cause cellular damage to the liver, then fibrosis, then even cirrhosis and liver failure. Obesity, pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes are causing non alcoholic fatty liver at an alarming rate, even in young kids. Prevention, early detection and treatment are key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Causes of fatty live: Many things. They range from inborn metabolic disorders to just plain eating too much. The liver is the only organ capable to produce fat, everywhere else is storage space. So by default, fat will be stored in the liver as well. There are some disease that will result in increased fat production or decreased use and therefore the storage of fat begins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dietary modification: Several things can contribute to fatty infiltration of the liver including 1) excess weight over a long period of time, 2) pregnancy, 3) diet 4) medical conditions like diabetes, and 5) medications including chemotherapy. Depending on the contributing factors, some of the problem may be treated effectively with weight loss, tight glucose control, and/or dietary modification. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe: Hi, Thank you for your question. Unlikely but if its severe enough it can cause liver damage which can have pain as a symptom. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read more
Treating fatty liver: The best treatment for fatty liver disease is to improve the diet and avoid alcohol consumption. Reducing the amount of saturated fats and high fructose corn syrup and maintaining good calorie control are critical. Coffee has also been shown to help avoid progression of liver disease. Supplements include Vitamin D, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Medications include ursodiol and metformin. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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