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Why do I have fat around my liver? This is news to me that I have this. And I am not an alcoholic or regular drinker (i hear there's a link).

Why do I have fat around my liver? This is news to me that I have this. And I am not an alcoholic or regular drinker (i hear there's a link).

Fatty liver risks: Fatty liver is incredibly common, 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 NASH/steatohepatitis (fatty liver + abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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 had an abdomen scan last week.I have go for an MRI as shadows on the liver and fat around the liver and slightly enlarged gallblader. i am worried?

I had an abdomen scan last week.I have go for an MRI as shadows on the liver and fat around the liver and slightly enlarged gallblader. i am worried?

It is normal: to be concerned. There is not enough information for me to speculate about the 'shadows' on the liver, if you have a fatty liver it is not unusual for small areas of non-fatty liver to look abnormal on ultrasound, so hopefully that is all it is. ...Read more

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My identical twin sister found out she has gallstones and a little fat infiltration around the liver. I am very worried about her.?

My identical twin sister found out  she has gallstones and a little fat infiltration around  the  liver. I am very worried about her.?

Easily treated: If the gallstones are causing her any discomfort or abdominal pains, then laparoscopic surgery can be performed fairly easily as an outpatient surgery to remove the gallbladder. Fatty liver best treated by weight loss if clinically appropriate or dietary changes. ...Read more

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How can I remove fat from my liver?

How can I remove fat from my liver?

Find cause: You've been told you have fatty liver. Some medications can do this and i trust you've stopped the ones that are suspect. I trust you've stopped drinking alcohol and that the fat is still present. I trust you have been checked for hepatitis c and wilson's. These being ruled out, you've perhaps been a diagnosis like nash / metabolic syndrome. There are rx's, and aerobic fitness may help greatly. ...Read more

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Liver is full of fat .What can I do.

Many things.: First and foremost is avoidance of any potential liver toxin such as alcohol or acetaminophen. Second need to get immunized against hep a, b to prevent additional insult. Third need to lose weight. Fourth need to control any underlying metabolic disease (i..E. Diabetes). Fifth need to consider medications that might be indicated for you. Lastly need to monitor liver for progression of disease. ...Read more

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How to diagnose the degree of fat accumulation on liver?

How to diagnose the degree of fat accumulation on liver?

Fatty Liver: This is a unique way to ask about liver. There is not any medical need to know this answer. The bigger question is how is your liver handling the fatty deposits. If it is being damaged then you must do all you can to get rid of the excess sugars and weight causing your trouble with your liver. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to reduce liver with high fat content?

What is the most effective way to reduce liver with high fat content?

Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, 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). ...Read more

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Fat found in my liver but normal numbers all around what does that mean?

Fat found in my liver but normal numbers all around what does that mean?

Fatty liver disease: Fatty liver disease is caused by excessive fat accumulation in the the liver. It is associated with overweight and obesity as well as other metabolic disorders including high triglycerides and diabetes. Fatty liver can lead to complications including hardening of the liver called cirrhosis. If your bmi is too high, then losing weight will help mitigate your long term associated health risks. ...Read more

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