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Why obesity cause gallstones ?

Why obesity cause gallstones ?

Cholesterol: Appears to be at the center of this issue. With obesity there is increased cholesterol synthesis and secretion. And when secreted into the hepatobiliary tract, it leads to the development of cholesterol gallstones. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Is hair loss linked to fatty liver from obesity?

Is hair loss linked to fatty liver from obesity?

Hair LosS: Fatty liver & hair loss are not directly related. Hair loss may be due to hormonal factors, thyroid disorder, hair products, medications, skin diseases, scalp infections, etc . See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Slightly overweight, Insulin resistance , enlarged liver 17cm, is this fatty liver disease? Or hep C

Slightly overweight, Insulin resistance , enlarged liver 17cm, is this fatty liver disease? Or hep C

2 different diseases: Fatty liver is 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. Hep C is an infection. ...Read more

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What cause fatty liver in chronic alcoholism?

What cause fatty liver in chronic alcoholism?

Multiple mechanisms: Mobilization of fat from tissues, depression of protein synthesis in the liver, nutritional deficiencies in chronic alcoholics and direct alcoholic liver injury contribute to accumulation of fat in the liver that may progress to cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder problems cause fatty liver?

Can gallbladder problems cause fatty liver?

Fatty Liver: Gallbladder disease does not cause fatty liver. The two may coexist. A low fat diet and weight reduction (if appropriate) may be recommended by your doctor forcfatty liver. If there are gallbladder symptoms such as abdominal pain associated with meals, this may be an indication for surgery. Discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have idiopathic chronic pancreatitis my age 19.& liver,hepatitis,CBP r normal.no stone but sludge.MRCP shows no autoimmune +pancretic divisium.sugge?

Pancreatitis: It sounds as if you are being seen and managed by a very knowledgeable doctor and would continue to follow their advice and guidance. This is a very difficult and uncomfortable disease and hopefully you will respond well to conservative measures. Wish you the best and good luck in the future. ...Read more

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Ultrasound:Normal sized pancreas with non-parencymal disease. Elevated lipase level 111. Vomiting, abdominal pain. Is it pancreatitis?

Ultrasound:Normal sized pancreas with non-parencymal disease. Elevated lipase level 111. Vomiting, abdominal pain. Is it pancreatitis?

Maybe: The fact that ultrasound didn't see anything does not mean you don't have pancreatitis . Laboratory data is needed to complete the work up for possible pancreatitis. Actually CT is better ...Read more

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Is gallbladder removal more high risk if liver disease/ cirrhosis is present?

Is gallbladder removal more high risk if liver disease/ cirrhosis  is present?

Cirrhosis: Patients who are cirrhotic are at increased risk of numerous things because liver function is impaired. Whether the risk of cholecystectomy is substantially increased depends upon the type of surgery, duration of anesthesia, skill of the surgeon, and so on. The better question is whether the benefit of the procedure outweighs the added risk. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is chronic liver disease usually caused by alcoholism and poor diet?

Liver disease: There are many causes of liver disease; alcohol is just one of them. Infectious agents for example, can cause problems such as hepatitis a, b, and or c. A chronically fat liver can also cause problems for the patient long-term. ...Read more

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Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births common causes of obesity?

Are diabetes, thyroid diseases, child births  common causes of obesity?

Obesity: Obesity is the main cause of diabetes type 2. Thyroid disease can cause weight gain or weight loss, depending on what it's doing. Obesity does not cause child births. ...Read more

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Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Why abdominal obesity more risk to heart disease?

Simple, it's inside: Correlates more with fat on the inside (in the liver... associated with metabolism being messed up and increased risk of high cholesterol,triglycerides, and diabetes) and with the inside of the arteries. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be helpful, certainly is entertaining. ...Read more

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Unintentional wt loss over 2 months, 30+ lbs. CT shows "diffuse infiltration of liver, no focal lesions". Fatty liver progressing to NASH or disease?

Unintentional wt loss over 2 months, 30+ lbs. CT shows "diffuse infiltration of liver, no focal lesions". Fatty liver progressing to NASH or disease?

More info needed: I doubt that fatty infiltration of the liver is responsible for an unintentional weight loss of 30 pounds in 2 months. Further evaluation is needed to find the cause. Your doctor can guide you through the work up of the weight loss. ...Read more

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Idiopathic recurring pancreatitis, no alcoholism, gallstones, pain, high triglycerides. Only elevated amylase and lipase. What is next step?

Idiopathic recurring pancreatitis, no alcoholism, gallstones, pain, high triglycerides. Only elevated amylase and lipase. What is next step?

See your doctor soon: It is wise to see your doctor soon regarding this. Depending on how high your amylase and lipase are it could be acute or chronic pancreatitis, and considering that you're on medications and have a history of acute pancreatitis, it's even more important to see your doctor. Diet restrictions like low fat intake and fluid replacement and monitoring are needed to be done, so see dr. Asap. ...Read more

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Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Which one increase risk of gallbladder cancer: acalculus cholecystitis(no stone) or fistula in gallbladder and intestine? ?

Both conditions: By themselves probably do not increase chance of gallbladder cancer. If it does, it is still very very low. Even if you have gallstones, chances of developing gallbladder cancer is very low. Unfortunately, once you develop gallbladder cancer, chances of survival are quite low. ...Read more

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