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Cymbalta Fatty Liver
Not directly: Fatty liver comes from weight gain. The treatment is weight loss. If you gained weight while on Cymbalta (duloxetine) then indirectly it could cause fatty liver. It is not however any direct effects of the drug on the liver. Rather, it would be more of a direct effect of the drug on your appetite. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
My doctor just switched me to cymbalta (duloxetine) and I read it could cause damage to your liver. I have NASID-non alcoholic fatty liver. Should I take this.
Yes...: I imagine your doctor thought this was an optimal medication for you and knew about your fatty liver disease as well. I don't know your actual lab results but I'm guessing your enzymes were mildly elevated as is the case for most fatty livers. With that said, most medications that can cause liver enzyme elevation are well tolerated and slight elevation in liver enzymes is acceptable ...Read more
Thanks dr. Ryan. They advised me to do the test because of a mild fatty liver hence did hep b & c both negative. How to decrease the fatty liver?
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 more
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 more
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 more
Absolutely-Cut Carbs: Fatty liver, especially from Etoh & chronic hepatitis strongly 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 more
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 more
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 :-)
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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 more
Diet, weight loss: Some "fatty livers" or hepatic steatosis may never be 100% cured. But weight loss and getting your bmi to a proper level is the best way to help decrease the fats and improve your condition, at times making your liver function tests go back to normal and the fats in your liver to decrease. Best wishes. ...Read more