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My father has alcholic fatty liver grade 2. Can it be cured as Its been a month since he has quit alcohol. What to do for a quick recovery?
Congratulations: Congrats to your father for quitting alcohol, which can sometimes be a difficult thing to do. Generally, fatty liver is a reversible disease and will go back to normal with time. If your father has cirrhosis then this will not reverse. The best thing to do is continue to abstain from alcohol. ...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
It Depends: There are no specific treatments for fatty liver other than diet and exercise (as well as controlling cholesterol and diabetes). If there is just benign fat, this can resolve. However, if the liver has developed steatohepatitis (fatty hepatitis) it may not heal, despite treating the conditions that cause it. In this setting cirrhosis can develop. ...Read more
It depends: "Fatty liver" has many forms. If there is just fat (steatosis), this is easily reversible. However, if inflammation (hepatitis) has set in, it may be less reversible. This form of fatty liver, called steatohepatitis, can lead to cirrhosis. In general, weight loss and exercise are the key treatments for fatty liver diease, as well as control of diabetes or hi cholesterol if present. ...Read more
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 steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more
Liver: Yes you can. Steatohepatitis, simple put fat deposits in your liver can be excerated by poor fatty diet, or high consumption of alcohol. I had a patient that became depressed after his divorce. Resorted to alcohol, binging, and drinking a pint of vodka on a daily. He induced liver changes very quickly. ...Read more
I found out I have fatty liver disease in march. I have changed my diet. I lose about ten lbs a month. Could this be from something worse? I walk 2-3 times a week
Biliary colic: Gallstone attacks/biliary colic is right sided, above the umbilicus, lasts 20 minutes or longer, associated with nausea and occasional vomiting. A fatty liver can mimic gallstone attacks. If your fatty liver is improved with medical therapy and your symptoms persist, go for a surgery consult. Cholecystitis or gallstones can be dangerous to your overall health. ...Read more
How much time can a fatty liver last? It really started to annoy me, I have been on simepar, will it do the job?
It depends: A fatty liver can have many causes such as excess fat in the diet, alcohol or be inherited from your parents. The best thing to do usually is to decrease the amount of fat/alcohol in your diet. Sometimes medication can help. The time to resolution can be variable from months to years. ...Read more
I have fatty liver disease and I find that I am nauseated now all the time, and tired, could this be from the fatty liver disease?
Is Your Liver Fried?: Those are pretty general symptoms but in your case. Yes. It gets more complicated from there and the best course of action is to get to your doctor for an exam and blood tests to see how your liver and kidneys are doing and how you are doing and what, if anything, needs to be done going forward. Maybe it will be "nothing" but best to make sure. Until your appointment, try Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for the nausea. ...Read more
I have a fatty liver but I am not over weight no diabetes or high chlosterol my dr. Is very puzzled, would like to know what to expect over time?
Further exam: Have u been referred to a GI specialist for further exam? This maybe helpful. Other things to consider, hepatitis, meds, alcohol abuse, autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
Have boarderline mild fatty liver with sugars at times in a.M. 105 but niormal all day stopped carbs lost 20 lbs can I reverse all and how long if yes?
Yes: The cornerstone of treatment for fatty liver disease is weight and daily exercise. Each have been shown to help. You should get a fasting cholesterol and liver profile checked. Also, cutting down on any alcohol will help. Typically, I would recheck these labs in 2-3 months after these lifestyle changes have been made. ...Read more
I mhbv positive with hpeantigen negative with raised prothobin time raisedconjugate bilirubin nor tot bilirubin raisedsgot sgpt and fatty liver change?
Just yesterday I check my blood sugar for the first time and it read 191 am I already diabetic? And do fatty liver can be cured what iwill I do?
Yes: You may well be, BUT this may be a reversible state. Pre-diabetes can be reversed with intensive exercise and nutrition therapy. Health gaming with remote monitoring and diabetes prevention program content can help you understand your own numbers, measure them at home, and normalize your prediabetic state. This is going to take a serious commitment to accepting responsibility for your health! ...Read more
Borderline fatty liver and at times glucose in a.M. Is 105 but normal all day lost 20 lbs and quit all carbs and sugar can I reverse & how long?
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have a non-alcoholic fatty liver. I am not a drinker and rarely do so, however I would like to enjoy a social drink a few times a year. Will I get cirrhosis from doing so? Will I get it eventually?
I have fatty liver I feel heaviness in left upper portion andsome pain in left and right abdomen. My lft are 1.5 times normal value? Also indigestion.
Fatty Liver: Can cause some of the pain, and Liver function tests to be elevated. 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). Vaccination against Hep A and B recommended. Doctor can help with indigestion symptoms. ...Read more
I tested neg HCV ab, neg rna"quantitative"pcr 2 times, 6 months apart after exposure, do I still need the"qualitative"cus iam diagnosed with fatty liver?
No: If negative pcr viral load such as heptimax twice over a 6month period after sole exposure then no you don't. ...Read more
My BF has a fatty liver&NASH. Can he eat salts, pepper, chili, citrus, mango, figs, dates, grilled meat? Can he have a free day from time to time?
Fatty Liver: Hi, First he has to start with losing weight and exercising, then he has to decrease his fat intake, stop fried food, fast foods, greasy food and red meat, increase vegetable intake, also can start Fish Oil capsule, fruits in a moderate amount are fine, also I think decreasing carb intake is very wise, too. Make sure his Triglyceride is not elevated. ...Read more
Been having upper right quadrant pain somewhat under the rib had gallbladder removed awhile back been to the ER several times have fatty liver it is t?
Could be: Almost anything. Go back to your surgeon, and tell him about your pain. He can figure it out for you. It could be anything from serious intra abdominal problem to something superficial like shingles. ...Read more
Yes but. . .: Any thing you take will affect you. Question is whether effect is good or bad. Dietary supplements such as milk thistle & fish oil are not regulated by government. As such, there may be some contaminants in there that can be bad for you. That's because there's no regulation that manufacturers prove effectiveness or safety prior to marketing. However, milk thistle is said to be good for liver. ...Read more
Diagnosed with fatty liver on ultrasound while heavy drinker, blood work great at time and continues to be! Could this be cirrhosis?
Have fatty liver disease. And have pain in my upper right side. I'm tired all the time and my hands are itchy. I'm not eating much. What do I do?
See your physician: "fatty liver disease" is usually benign but can be associated with other conditions that can place patients at risk for long term liver disease, some of which can be clinically silent. Your physician can evaluate your symptoms within the context of specific laboratory values and your physical examination to help determine your risk profile and determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
What is fatty liver and what causes it. What is the sideeffects. My side on left an my stomach is fat back pain have kidney problem hurt all the time.
Hello.: Hello. I donâ€™t know what the cause of your fatty liver is. However, a major cause of fatty liver is drinking too much alcohol. Alcohol use combined with poor diet, obesity, abnormally high iron levels and hepatitis c can increase the chances of getting fatty liver. There are also people who have fatty livers who donâ€™t have an illness and who donâ€™t drink. Some people can develop a fatty liver off drinking really heavily for a weekend, and the fat decreases when they stop drinking. In your case, it would be best to get specific input from your doctor as s/he can put this in the context of your total health picture. Take care. ...Read more
Can fatty liver increase and decrease liver enzymes all the time? Alt 110 AST 50 alp 103.... Bilirubin is 1.15 and direct 0.12
Yes: Liver elevations in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease rise and fall unpredictably. I trust hepatitis c and medication allergy have been ruled out. It's not widely known, but a key to managing non-alcoholic fatty liver is aerobic fitness -- think about increasing your commitment to an athletic lifestyle. ...Read more
If you have pancreatic cancer, do you always get jaundice? Also is there a link between P/C and fatty liver? Both found by U/S at same time
While jaundice,: Result of obstruction to bile ducts, is very common in pancreatic cancer, especially in more advanced disease, it is not always present. I would think the majority of cases, though, over 50%, would reveal themselves (present) with obstructive symptoms: jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, itching. Fatty liver does not cause pancreatic cancer but, you are correct, can be discovered with an ultrasound. ...Read more
Can having 5 kids cause veins to show on stomach a period of time? Had mild fatty liver 2 yrs ago elevated enzymes 1 yr ago normal 4 a yr. Cirrhosis
Confusing: Please explain about cirrhosis when you resubmit your question. ...Read more
Hello Doctor! For the past 13 months that I was diagnosed of fatty liver, I still experience pains in my right chest. I hv quit drinking alcohol at same time and also exercising plus healthy feeding. The last time I carried out a Liver function was test was l
Congratulations!: Stay sober, it will make a big difference - feel proud! Also, continue to have appropriate checkups and ask about the results, advice, expectations, etc. Depending on the level of prior damage, you may always need to be careful or you may be nearly fine. Find out. I hope you can enjoy a good life! ...Read more
I have a hard time breathing, PFT, CT Scan Bronchoscopy, EKG are good. I have GERD, fatty liver & MTHFR 677 TT docs don't think it's anxiety. Ideas?
Depends: Difficult to give personalized recommendations with only general information, but PhosChol 1 tsp a day, methionine 500 mg a day, Solgar brand methylfolate 800 mcg, pyridoxal-5-phosphate may help. More info: drfairchild. Blogspot. Com ...Read more
Left back pain under my ribs for the last few nights, history-TBI with post traumatic epilepsy (taking carbamazepine) non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Also over the last year I have been to the ER a few times and last time I was at the ER (seizure) I w
Have it looked into: Nocturnal seizures can result in feeling beat up the next day (and having no recall of the seizure) In any event your seizures are not completely controlled with the current therapy. Check your Tegretol level, liver function, sodium, magnesium, calcium, Vit D and Tegretol 10-11 epoxide. Consider a different approach to seizure prophylaxis. ...Read more
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
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
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
Fatty liver is sometimes referred to as nash. Generally an elevated level of cholesterol or triglycerides in the blood can cause fatty liver.
Fatty liver can regress with lifestyle modification. It is best to decrease alcohol and fat intake or start an exercise program as directed by your physician. Sometimes medications called "statins" can assist in treating a fatty liver. ...Read more
Absolutely-Cut Carbs: Fatty liver, especially from Etoh & chronic hepatitis strongly associated with cirrhosis (scarring throughout the liver & progressive liver failure, not reversible & leads portal hypertension, recurrent stomach & intestinal bleeding, feeling terrible & early death). Stop all Etoh, get checked & Txed for hepatitis & stop all carbs. Go LCHF; See https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/810867. ...Read more
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