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Dr. Walter Husar
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Fatty Liver (Overview)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the weight of your liver/ In some cases, this disease 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. Walter Husar
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Fatty Liver (Overview)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the weight of your liver/ In some cases, this disease 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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Diagnosed fatty liver, enlarged liver mid 80s due to hep a. Can't digest food, fatigued, panel ALT 81, asp 58, alk phos 169. What's going on?

Diagnosed fatty liver, enlarged liver mid 80s due to hep a. Can't digest food, fatigued, panel ALT 81, asp 58, alk phos 169. What's going on?

See your doctor: Hepatitis a is not a chronic infection, so likely is not the problem now. A full evaluation by your doctor will decipher the current problem. ...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

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Can you take valerian root if you have fatty liver?

Valerian Root: This product has been linked to significant liver injury in people with normal livers. It had also been associated with kidney injury. It is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women. Since you already have fatty liver, it would be prudent to avoid valerian root. Any medications should be reviewed with your physician. ...Read more

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What causes fatty liver?

What causes fatty liver?

Obesity/bad fat: Obesity is the main cause of fatty liver disease which is now #1 liver illness in america. Excessive food, especially fats causes obesity and thus fatty liver disease. It is reversible if no cirrhosis yet. So, if u have been told so, wt loss, minimize alcohol, avoid drugs will reverse the fatty liver. Live healthy, live well, live long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does an ALT of 54 mean fatty liver?

Does an ALT of 54 mean fatty liver?

Not necessarily: An alt of 54 is indicative of liver cell damage. One cause may be fatty liver. A common cause of elevated alt is alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Can certain foods help treat fatty liver?

Can certain foods help treat fatty liver?

Usually yes; ask 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. First of all, exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet can help. He should also 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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What are some aggressive tactics for treating a fatty liver?

What are some aggressive tactics for treating a fatty liver?

Fatty liver: Weight loss is one approach. Avoidance of a second insult to the liver is another. So vaccination against hepatitis, avoiding alcohol and other substances toxic to the liver is important. There is some evidence that Vitamin E up to 400 Iu per day can be helpful. ...Read more

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My husband has fatty liver. Is choline useful in the treatment of fatty liver?

My husband has fatty liver. Is choline useful in the treatment of fatty liver?

Maybe: Deficiency in choline, an essential nutrient, can worsen fatty liver. However, there are very few human trials looking at its use in the treatment of fatty liver. It is recommended that you take no more than 3.5 grams/day for choline. Higher doses have been associated with toxicity (sweating, vomiting, bad odor, dizziness, and others). ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar cure fatty liver?

Can apple cider vinegar cure fatty liver?

No: The fact that apple cider vinegar is promoted as being good for everything invites an obvious conclusion. It's natural, it tastes bad, and it's not patentable -- all qualities that make it perfect thing to sell to folks seeking a "natural remedy". If you're interested in supplements, get with an evidence-based holist. Fatty liver is serious and I wish you the best in managing it. ...Read more

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What foods should I be eating to get rid of fatty liver. Nafld?

What foods should I be eating to get rid of fatty liver. Nafld?

Eat Healthy: There are no specific foods to get rid of fatty liver. However, the fat responds to a healthy well balanced diet with exercise. If you are overweight, weight loss is key to help the liver decrease fat accumulations. If you have diabetes or elevated cholesterol, it is important to control them as well. ...Read more

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3 weeks on rinitidine for gerd. Having pain around my liver area and diagnosed with fatty liver. Does rinitidine damage the liver? Better drug?

3 weeks on rinitidine for gerd. Having pain around my liver area and diagnosed with fatty liver. Does rinitidine damage the liver? Better drug?

No...: Ranitidine is a common otc remedy for heartburn and indigestion. Like any drug it has side effects but fatty liver is not one of them. The RUQ pain you are having might be related to fatty liver if it is enlarged and swollen. Fatty liver is caused by a build-up of excess of fat in the normal liver cells and is most commonly caused by eating excess calories. ...Read more

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Er gave me 1 pill of xanax (alprazolam). 25mg and since I took it I have felt so fatigue. Its been over 24 hours? I also have fatty liver. When will it go away?

Er gave me 1 pill of xanax (alprazolam). 25mg and since I took it I have felt so fatigue. Its been over 24 hours? I also have fatty liver. When will it go away?

It will go away: Xanax (alprazolam) is a short acting benzodiazepine and its effect should go away soon. Half life is prolonged however in liver disease but not if you only have fatty liver. See your pcp for reason of visit to er. ...Read more

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Does the body really gets rid of all gadolinium from an mri? Will having a slightly non alcoholic fatty liver affect the process?

Yes & No: If you have normal kidney function, 98% of the gadolinium dose is excreted in your urine and out of your body by 24 hours. The rest is eliminated in your stool. A mild fatty liver shouldn't affect this. ...Read more

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My husband has been diagnosed with fatty liver but he has none of the risk factors. How do you treat genetic fatty liver?

Yes he does: From what you have provided his high triglycerides are part of the problem. He needs ot be on a low fat diet. The usa has a disporportionately large population with fatty liver from eating high fat foods. Even people not overweight are not eating a healthy diet. Thin or fat he needs to watch what he eats. He also may want to lower his meat intake along with medication for hyperlipidemia. ...Read more

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Health studies suggest men drink 1-2 glasses of wine a day. I drink 1.5 (split the difference). Can this habit increase risk of fatty liver?

Health studies suggest men drink 1-2 glasses of wine a day. I drink 1.5 (split the difference). Can this habit increase risk of fatty liver?

Not per se: Hi. The amount you drink is good for you (and sure makes for a nice dinner with your partner!). It will not put you at risk for fatty liver in the absence of comorbid conditions like type 2 diabetes, or bad genes. To your good health, cheers! ...Read more

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Can you avoid alcoholic fatty liver through diet and exercise?

Can you avoid alcoholic fatty liver through diet and exercise?

NASH maybe, EtOH no: It was long thought that alcoholic liver disease was caused by problems with diet, and in fact it was called (when I was a med student) "nutritional cirrhosis." Using baboons, Charles Lieber, a liver specialist who focused on alcohol, found that diet had NOTHING to do with it, and it was purely a toxic effect of alcohol, which also has some hereditary determinants. Diet/exercise can help NASH. ...Read more

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What is a 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

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What is a fatty liver?

What is a fatty liver?

Fat in the Liver: Deposition of triglycerides in the liver from any number of disease processes. This is considered a reversible condition although that may depend on the cause. Significant alcohol intake and obesity are two large contributors. ...Read more

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What is a fatty liver?

What is a fatty liver?

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What is a fatty liver?

What is a fatty liver?

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

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Diet for a fatty liver?

Diet for a fatty liver?

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What causes fatty liver?

Obesity/bad fat: Obesity is the main cause of fatty liver disease which is now #1 liver illness in america. Excessive food, especially fats causes obesity and thus fatty liver disease. It is reversible if no cirrhosis yet. So, if u have been told so, wt loss, minimize alcohol, avoid drugs will reverse the fatty liver. Live healthy, live well, live long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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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