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Doctor insights on: Fatty Liver Symptoms

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Dr. John Landi
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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


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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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I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

Influenza: Although it sounds as if you may have a virus, the likelihood of its being true influenza are not great with these symptoms, but nothing is impossible. If you are not get better or getting progressively worse it might be prudent to see a doctor. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash) or fatty liver?

NASH symptoms: None. There are the same symptoms of liver failure such as jaundice, itching , fluid retention, confusion, bleeding. Fatigue. This disease is very silent, only gives symptoms as the liver progressively fails. ...Read more

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I have recently been told I have fatty liver I am currently getting flu like symptoms is this linked?

I have recently been told I have fatty liver I am currently getting flu like symptoms is this linked?

NO: Nash nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or alcohol related steatohepatitis may cause right upper quadrant pain if the liver capsule is swollen but most of the time there are no associated symptoms. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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Is bloating up in the stomach a symptom of fatty liver?

Is bloating up in the stomach a symptom of fatty liver?

Bloating/Fatty liver: The majority of patient with fatty liver disease might not have any symptoms at all. Few can have some discomfort at the ruq. Feeling bloatedness is likely related to other causes, such as the type of food you consumed and unlikely to be your fatty liver.. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Fatty Liver (Definition)

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 ...Read more