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Fat Deposits On 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
I drink a glass of wine each day. Latest blood test shows increased fat deposits in liver. Should i stop drinking wine?
Fatty liver: Fatty liver is common in america, and is typically associated with alcohol ingestion, obesity, high cholesterol/triglycerides, and diabetes, among others. The more of these risk factors, the greater the risk of having fatty liver. When your liver tests in blood elevate in the setting of fatty liver, then the condition is of even greater clinical concern. Absolutely cut out alcohol! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contrast CT to eval LUQ pain & Diarrhea - normal but noted fat deposits on liver, blood tests norm, how can they be sure it's fat, not tumor? cause?
Fatty liver: A fatty liver is seen on CT scan by the density of your liver tissue. A fatty liver is diffuse, tumors are discrete mass. Treatment for fatty liver is weight loss, lipid control (often with medication/statins) and follow up with your local doc. Ask to see your blood tests, know your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father have a thick fat layer deposited in his liver actually ..i want some general suggestion ? this may harm his kidneys too??
Here are some ...: Various amount of fat normally exists around the kidneys and in their sinus where kidney arteries, veins, and renal pelvis (the hollow part of kidneys) merge. But regardless of the amount, it's of no harm to kidneys and requires no intervention as long as not affecting urine drainage and kidney function. More detail? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more
I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Get it out of body: Fatty liver is commonly caused by overweight and over eating. Tell us your weight and we can guide you about how to reduce your weight by cutting down on Fat in your diet. Daily walking will help you to reduce your weight. This will get rid of the excess body fat from all places including your liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you know?: How do you know that your liver is fatty? If you are diabetic, keep your glucose under tight control. If you are overweight, lose weight. If you drink alcohol, quit doing that. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have a complaint of a little amount fat on liver.Could you tell me how to reduce the fat on liver?
Diet and Exercise: Fatty liver is very common. It is generally associated with the metabolic conditions of diabetes, elevated triglycerides, being overweight, or polycystic ovarian syndrome. There are no specific medications for it. The most effective treatment is weigth loss, exercise, and controlling the dibetes and cholesterol/triglycerides. ...Read more
Buttermilk: Not something i would recommend. Only times i've seen someone cure a fatty liver is with rapid weight loss like with gastric bypass or portion control diets. Talk to your doctor on strategies to eliminate fatty liver. Buttermilk being high calorie would not be the best for a liver that is fat. ...Read more
Weight Loss: Multiple therapies have been investigated for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Weight loss is the only therapy with sufficient evidence suggesting it is beneficial and safe. A reasonable goal for many patients is to lose 0.5 to 1 kg/week (1 to 2 lb/week). Reduce alcohol intake if you are drinking alcohol. ...Read more
Lifestyle helps: Dr. Baker has given you good advice. You need to avoid more than a very little bit of alcohol if any at all. I trust that Wilson's disease and hepatitis C have been ruled out and that you are otherwise healthy. This is largely genetic but you can modify your risk by diet as recommended, and staying trim and physically fit. Ask your physician about meds -- a few simple vitamin-like Rx's exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on amount: Delirium tremens (dt) is an acute episode of delirium that is usually caused by withdrawal from alcohol and it occurs only in patients with a history of alcoholism. But with fatty liver, either as a complication of excessive alcohol use, or in combination with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (nafld), the build up of extra fat in liver cells can cause liver damage. See a liver doctor for help. ...Read more
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