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Dr. Ravi Chand
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Fatty Liver (Overview)

Some fat in the liver is normal. But if fat makes up more than 5%-10% of the weight of your liver, you may have alcoholic or nonalcoholic liver disease. In some cases, these diseases can lead to serious complications.


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How long does it take fatty liver to regain health?

How long does it take fatty liver to regain health?

See details: A fatty liver generally has no significant clinical implications. If you exercise, control calories and lose weight, the fatty deposits in the liver will be reduced as well. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Fatty Liver (Overview)

Some fat in the liver is normal. But if fat makes up more than 5%-10% of the weight of your liver, you may have alcoholic or nonalcoholic liver disease. In some cases, these diseases can lead to serious complications.


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Are spider vein a symptom of fatty liver. Alt 64. Ast 50. I have noticed a few small spider like veins on my chest area.

Are spider vein a symptom of fatty liver. Alt  64. Ast  50. I have noticed a few small spider like veins on my chest area.

No: Spider angiomata are one of the commonly recognized stigmata of cirrhosis of the liver. They are red skin lesions composed of a central arteriole surrounded by many smaller vessels. There cause might be an alteration in sex hormone metabolism. Though "spiders" are linked with cirrhosis they are not specific for it, and can be seen in other conditions including pregnancy and healthy people. ...Read more

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Does hep b increase chances of having a fatty liver? Should I take metformin for diabetes & fatty liver issues? What're symptoms of fatty liver?

Does hep b increase chances of having a fatty liver? Should I take metformin for diabetes & fatty liver issues? What're symptoms of fatty liver?

Answers: Fatty liver and hep. B are two different things. Hepatitis b doesn't increase your chance for fatty liver, but fatty liver promotes destruction of the liver cells and thus makes the destruction done by hepatitis b virus worse. Metformin is ok to take for fatty liver. Signs of fatty liver are minimal if any. Usually we see elevation of liver enzymes and other tests including viral hep ones are -. ...Read more

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What are signs of fatty liver disease?

What are signs of fatty liver disease?

Abnormal LFTs: there's NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) which is just fat in the liver, and more of it than usual - and NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which is when that fat gets inflamed. the latter if not controlled, can lead to cirrhosis over time. Signs are typically elevated ALT (more so than AST) and increased echogenicity on ultrasounds. often associated with 'metabolic syndrome'. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fatty liver and diagnosis?

What are the causes of fatty liver and diagnosis?

Fatty liver: Several, from alcohol, diabetes, with high cholesterol & hypertension &obesity (metabolic syndrome), severe weight loss, diverticulosis, toxins such as phosphorus or mushroom poisoning, drugs such as Methotrexate & glucocorticoids, hepatitis c & HIV infection. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do with my mild fatty liver?

Lose weight, see Dr.: 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. To start, 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 problems, such as high cholesterol. ...Read more

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How bad is 1.70 mg/dl billirubin test with fatty liver?

How bad is 1.70 mg/dl billirubin test with fatty liver?

Fatty liver is bad: I'm less worried about this minimally elevated bilirubin, but more if it used to be normal. Please, Alex, get a handle on your liver disease -- your physician will probably want to manage you aggressively since you're only 27. This may simply be your body's way of asking you to get back into that fitness-focused lifestyle you enjoyed as a teen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can all autoimmune diseases be detected in blood work? I have had extensive tests ran. I have fatty liver disease with borderline enlargement.

Can all autoimmune diseases be detected in blood work? I have had extensive tests ran. I have fatty liver disease with borderline enlargement.

Yes , some : In autoimmune disease the body not recognize it own tissue and attacks an organ or organs (systemic disease ) as a result antibodies are released and they will be detected in the blood like crp, (c reactive protein ) ANA , (antinuclear a) af ( rhematoid factor ) ena , elivated sed rate (ESR) maybe more ask your doctor. Make sure to take care of fatty liver ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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