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Does A Fatty Liver Cause A Pot Belly
Depends: Fatty liver is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound showing fat deposits in the liver. Usually liver enzymes are elevated (ALT and AST). Most people with fatty liver are overweight, so weight loss is the curative treatment. Diet and exercise is crucial in achieving substantial weight loss. Avoid supplements that causes weight loss . Also certain medications and alcohol can result in fatty liver. ...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
CT Scan: Studies show CT Scan will show differential densities to air, fluid, and body tissues such as fat, muscle, vascular tissue, etc. The radiologist will interpret your scan based on the anatomy of your liver and any fatty infiltration that may or may not have taken place. Fatty liver appears non spherical with no mass effect an echogenicity similar to water but can be confused with metastatic disease ...Read more
Is it possible that a person pass a liver function test and still have cirrhosis, a fatty liver or hepatitis?
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
How many liver biopsies are needed to rule out cirrhosis caused by alcohol? does it damage the liver evenly or in patches? is a fibroscan a good alt?
Bx and cirrhosis: Repeated liver biopsies are not necessary. Liver may be affected in heterogeneous fashion. Fibroscan is a good noninvasive test if available in your area. Blood tests can be helpful. Platelet count less than 150,000 is suggestibility cirrhosis. Fibrosure blood test or ultrasound can be helpful as well. ...Read more
Possibly: A child with celiac disease who eats gluten might have a large distended belly among other symptoms. Strictly avoiding gluten would cure this symptom. However, there are other conditions that can cuase a large distended belly as well. It would be wise to have your child examined by a doctor. For more on celiac see http://www.Celiac.Com/articles/1106/1/celiac-disease-symptoms/page1.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a cyst on the kidney slightly above water density something serious? My husband also has a fatty nonalcoholic liver with a cyst.
See below: If it is a cyst it is almost certainly a congenital cyst and should cause no problems people with congenital cysts of the kidney also may have cysts in the liver and again a single cyst should not be a problem. ...Read more
Could a liver mass cause me to feel very ill after a half a glass of wine? Got very ill after small alcohol serving and CT showed possible liver mass
Very unlikely.: Most likely the two are unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Elevated AST=43 and ALT=83 levels with diffused fatty liver and slightly smaller liver size. Is it an early sign of cirrhosis & how can it be treated?
If they found a bit of fatty build up on liver. Is a renew life 1 month liver detox a bad idea? It has milk thistle and dandelion and stuff in it.
Don't know. : Hi, with the current evidence that we have it's not possible to recommend any type of detox for fatty liver. Fat in the liver can be of 2 types nafld ; nash. Nafld is where fat is present but not causing harm and nash when it's damaging your liver. We don't when nafld turns into nash or if they r separate entities. See a hepatologist for bld work 2 c if the liver is ok. He can recommend treatment. ...Read more
Husband with mild cirrhosis drinks a ton of alcohol and has slightly jaundice eyes for a few weeks. if its a bilary obstruction is that bad?
Can an abdominal hernia cause another organ to press on the gall bladder or liver and cause a greenish stool?
Is it possible if a person eats a high sugar high fat diet that that all by itself could cause chronic abdominal pain over a long period?
Its possible, but...: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Recommend improving your diet at this point & reassessing symptoms. ...Read more
Not likely : Usually, depending on the brand, the slim tea, basically has senna, which is a herbal laxative. So it is relatively safe. Don't over do it. If you want to lose weight, perhaps a protein based diet with multiple small meals a day, along with a good exercise program will work wonders for you, much more than this tea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pot Belly: Not likely!Get a more detailed answer ›
Is a glass of red wine daily good or bad for a fatty liver of 43yr old male, heard that it might help with this condition, or just weight loss?
Probably good!: Further research is needed, but a study showed that those who have 1 glass of red wine a day had half the chance of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as non-drinkers, while those who drank beer or liquor had 4 times the risk. See http://ucsdnews.Ucsd.Edu/newsrel/health/05-08wineliverhealth.Asp however, this doesn't prove red wine helps those who already have it, but that seems likely. ...Read more
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