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Fatty Liver Size
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
How much weight do you need to lose to decrease the size of your liver if it is borderline from fatty liver? Already lost 42 lbs.
Can a vegan diet help with fatty liver and how long for a liver of 16.7 cm to return back to normal size?
Yes and No: It's what a patient eats, and not the label on his type of diet, that matters. Fatty liver worsens with the eating of sugars and simple carbs. Sugars and simple carbs are usually vegan (not of animal origin). Thus, a vegan will want to eat non-animal food items that are low in sugars and low in simple carbohydrates. ...Read more
Elevated AST=48 ALT=83 with diffused fatty liver and slightly small liver size. What does it mean and how can it be treated?
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
In a 52 yrs old 76 kg and 5'10" tall male ultrasound liver size is 13.8 cm. Is it normal? Does it mean fatty liver disease?
Your doctor needs his bottom spanked!
He must tell you everything that was done and the doctor MUST tell you all of the things that were done and what they mean!
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Elevated AST=43 and ALT=83 levels with diffused fatty liver and slightly smaller liver size. Is it an early sign of cirrhosis & how can it be treated?
I have mild fatty liver AST was 14 now 34 ALT was 11 now 28 all other labs normal ratio is 1.2 u/s showed normal size does this mean hepatitis or cirr?
Labs: These data are of little concern. The values are normal. The diagnosis of hepatitis is one of active inflammation in progress within the tissues of the liver. Although usually this results in release of enzymes from dying cells that may not always occur. Cirrhosis is a biopsy diagnosis, and before doing a liver biopsy there should be a very good reason. ...Read more
My abdomen ultrasound shows solid hypoechoic nodule in the liver size about 4.2 x 3.7 x 3.3 CM what the best thing to do? High sgpt fatty liver
I had fatty liver, lost weight second scan result (Liver normal size, shape, echotexture. No gallstone), is fatty liver gone? But bilirubin 47 ALT 134
Not sure.: Without seeing all of the liver test results, it is difficult to comment on what may be happening. Obviously, with your ALT elevated, there is still something wrong. I would return to your gastroenterologist for further explanation and evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
M spleen size on CT scan is 17.6 cm. My blood work is all normal. I have a slightly fatty liver. Is this somethingi shuld be concerned about?
My father is 54 and has been diagnosed as having an inflammed pancreas, a fatty liver, and he has a golf ball sized mass in his kidney that is "dead" in the center. He is being advised to see a specialist in 3 weeks and go from there. Should he try to see
Symptoms?: Need more info. What are the symptoms he is having? Probably shouldn'tt wait 3 weeks to be seen if possible, and based on description probably needs to see a gastroenterologist and possibly nephrologist as well. What is being done to reduce the pancreatic inflammation in terms of diet and or medications or other treatments? ...Read more
Age 36, no alcohol. Bilirubin 4 sgpt 127 sgot 79 liver size 14.5cm. Diffuse fatty liver. No biliary dilatation. Common duct 2mm. Confirm 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
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
Fatty liver dangers: Absolutely! It can be caused by a variety of things but each can cause cellular damage to the liver, then fibrosis, then even cirrhosis and liver failure. Obesity, pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes are causing non alcoholic fatty liver at an alarming rate, even in young kids. Prevention, early detection and treatment are key. ...Read more
Causes of fatty live:
Many things. They range from inborn metabolic disorders to just plain eating too much.
The liver is the only organ capable to produce fat, everywhere else is storage space. So by default, fat will be stored in the liver as well. There are some disease that will result in increased fat production or decreased use and therefore the storage of fat begins. ...Read more
Dietary modification: 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
Hi, Thank you for your question.
Unlikely but if its severe enough it can cause liver damage which can have pain as a symptom.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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Treating fatty liver: The best treatment for fatty liver disease is to improve the diet and avoid alcohol consumption. Reducing the amount of saturated fats and high fructose corn syrup and maintaining good calorie control are critical. Coffee has also been shown to help avoid progression of liver disease. Supplements include Vitamin D, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. Medications include ursodiol and metformin. ...Read more
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