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How long does it take to reverse fatty liver disease?

How long does it take to reverse fatty liver disease?

Can be really fast: A few days of sobriety can clear up the liver if it's due to a wild alcohol party holiday. When it's due to lack of exercise, a few weeks can effect a striking improvement. Finding fatty liver is often a life-saving wake-up call. Be proactive. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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How long before fatty liver turn to cirrousis?

How long before fatty liver turn to cirrousis?

It depends: Fatty liver is the precursor, the first stage of liver response to injury (eg, from alcohol). The speed with which cirrhosis develops depends on the size of the injury (eg, how much alcohol continues to be consumed) and on genetic predisposition to developing cirrhosis. It's possible to develop cirrhosis after as little as 1-2 drinks per day for many years. ...Read more

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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

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How long is taken to be recovered from fatty liver?

How long is taken to be recovered from fatty liver?

Not common to reduc: It is not common for NAFLD to be cured. Usually benign, but if gain more weight,
may became steatohepatitis and advanced form (NASH) ...Read more

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I have lost 35 lbs in four months because I found out I have fatty liver. It showed borderline enlargement. How long will this take to be better?

Depends on the cause: Many different causes of fatty liver and different stages of the condition. Assuming that you have nafld:non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, regulating your metabolism is key & losing weight is an important first step. Sometimes losing a lot of weight fast may temporarily worsen the fatty liver as it works overtime to break down all the lipids.
May take 6 months or more.
Need to check Insulin level. ...Read more

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I have lost 35 lbs in four months because I found out I have fatty liver. It showed borderline enlargement. How long will this take to be better?

I have lost 35 lbs in four months because I found out I have fatty liver. It showed borderline enlargement. How long will this take to be better?

Depends on the cause: Many different causes of fatty liver and different stages of the condition. Assuming that you have nafld:non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, regulating your metabolism is key & losing weight is an important first step. Sometimes losing a lot of weight fast may temporarily worsen the fatty liver as it works overtime to break down all the lipids.
May take 6 months or more.
Need to check Insulin level. ...Read more

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Does fatty liver generally turn into cirrosis and if so how long do you have to live?

Usually not: Fatty liver is most often due to excess weight and usually does not progress to cirrhosis. Work on regular exercise, weight reduction and eliminating other sources of liver irritation such as alcohol. It's usually a good idea to get vaccinated against viral hepatitis as well. ...Read more

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What does stage 2 fatty liver mean? Is it reversible? How long it takes to become normal liver? Please help.

What does stage 2 fatty liver mean? Is it reversible? How long it takes to become normal liver? Please help.

FlD: Fatty liver disease occurs in pperson who ate either alcoholic or have metabolic syndrome which consists of abnornal lipids, overweight and diabetes. Fld is treatable in early stages without any medicine. It requires a strong will to achieve a lifestyle modifications. It includes healthy diet and regular exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 38 f weigh 285. I have lost 35lbs since march l found out I have fatty liver with borderline enlargement. How long will it b till it is normal?

I am 38 f weigh 285. I have lost 35lbs since march l found out I have fatty liver with borderline enlargement. How long will it b till it is normal?

Depends on the cause: Many different causes of fatty liver and different stages of the condition. Assuming that you have nafld:non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, regulating your metabolism is key & losing weight is an important first step. Sometimes losing a lot of weight fast may temporarily worsen the fatty liver as it works overtime to break down all the lipids.
May take 6 months or more.
Need to check Insulin level. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to develop cirrhosis from a fatty liver?

Variable: A fatty liver may not turn into cirrhosis if the insult is removed, e.G, a person with fatty liver due to alcohol may be able to reverse the fatty change and not become cirrhotic by abstaining from alcohol. An obese person may reverse the change by weight loss. ...Read more

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How long does it take for fatty liver ache to go away. I've lost 46lbs since march and it still aches?

How long does it take for fatty liver ache to go away. I've lost 46lbs since march and it still aches?

Keep up good work: You're down 14.4% of your starting weight--wonderful. You may already have seen a downward trend in your blood tests for liver. In prior healthtap answers you learned the importance with fatty liver of managing diabetes, cholesterol, & alcohol intake. Keep up the good work. Shoot for a bmi (body mass index) of 25. This may shrink your liver. Discomfort however deserves further medical evaluation. ...Read more

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My liver is borderline enlarged because of fatty liver from obesity how long will it be enlarged and is this dangerous?

Before or after wt: You have written in before. Is this before you lost 52 pounds (and counting) or after? How much more do you have to lose? How big was liver before? What were chemistries like before, and what are they like now? Other health issues, like diabetes? Alcohol intake? All factors. Improvement is improvement. Borderline enlarged is better than frankly enlarged. Keep it up, get to your goal weight. ...Read more

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How long does it take a borderline enlarged liver from fatty liver to heal? I have lost 55 lbs and still losing. I'm just concerned

No answer: We believe the fatty livers due to being overweight however that's not the case all the time we know many individuals who are not obese but still have abnormal livers however it is absolutely a certainty that if you're overweight and chances are you'll have a fatty liver therefore losing weight can only help the situation as always please use exercise proper nutrition and diet is your appropriate rules for living a good life. ...Read more

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I am 38 f obese. Wt 278 with fatty liver and borderline enlargement. I have lost 42 lbs since march. How long does it take for liver to get bk to norm?

MAY NEVER GO BACK TO: Completely normal but you have done an amazing job at decreasing your risks for chronic liver problems and diabetes. Keep it up! ...Read more

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Which precaution can be taken to get rid of fatty liver and how long does it take to recover?

See below: Try to avoid alcohol, get serious about weight loss if needed, avoid diet high in fat/lipids, treat hyperlipidemia and diabetes if needed, and avoid medications and toxins that can harm the liver. ...Read more

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Can a vegan diet help with fatty liver and how long for a liver of 16.7 cm to return back to normal size?

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

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How long does it take for a heavy drinker to get fatty liver? And how long before it goes away, when drinking stops?

Varies: Sometimes alcohol can cause fatty liver or liver inflammation as quickly as a few days of binging or take longer depending on amount of alcohol intake

Liver can start to improve as soon as stop drinking. Important to stop drinking as soon as possible as if drinking continues some liver changes or damage may not always be reversible.

Would encourage to seek help in safely stop drinking good luck! ...Read more

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How long will liver pain stay n disappear totally? I was diagnosed about 13 months ago of fatty liver n since den I keep feeling right chest pain.

How long will liver pain stay n disappear totally? I was diagnosed about 13 months ago of fatty liver n since den I keep feeling right chest pain.

Sure its liver pain?: Chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of your symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Your doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get checked now please ...Read more

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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

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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

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How long can a fatty liver stay, I am worried if it will develop to any other syndrome, does strattera (atomoxetine) and zyprexa have any effect on fatty liver?

Fatty liver: Although fatty liver itself doesn't usually cause liver failure down the road, they can develop into other syndromes which can, if not followed closely. Both of the medications that you mentioned can have some associated liver issues. If you are on them, you may have to have blood tests drawn periodically to follow your liver function. You should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Long history of very heavy drinking. Ultrasound 16 Mnth ago showed fatty liver all else norm. Been abstinent 5 months. Is cirrhosis unlikely? Thanks.

Long history of very heavy drinking. Ultrasound 16 Mnth ago showed fatty liver all else norm. Been abstinent 5 months. Is cirrhosis unlikely? Thanks.

Yes, unlikely: An ultrasound can generally distinguish between fatty liver and the presence of denser tissue, like fibrosis and scarring (which are found in cirrhosis). If you stopped drinking, it should return to normal, and congratulations! Your doctor can follow up, generally with blood tests (or maybe another ultrasound) to determine whether things have gotten back to normal. Keep staying away from alcohol ...Read more

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Drink 8 ounces (1.5 glasses) of red wine daily for health benefits per medical studies. Can the long-term effects of this cause fatty liver?

Perhaps: Depends on individual and other factors. 8 ounces daily is somewhat "generous" re: health benefits of wine. ...Read more

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Have fatty liver due 2 alcohol doctor said enzymes wernt that high. Eating healthy stoped drinking, how long be4 it goes back 2 normal? 26 male

Have fatty liver due 2 alcohol doctor said enzymes wernt that high. Eating healthy stoped drinking, how long be4 it goes back 2 normal? 26 male

Few months: Fortunately, our livers heal well, but do require time to do so. If no other medical issues / meds / drugs, it should be able to improve your liver enzymes within the next 3-6 months. ...Read more

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I'v long standing colitis. Done LFT. My bili is bit high. SGPT/Alkaline Phosphatase/GGT/ Pancreas-OK. SGOT bit high. Ultrasound - all OK but mild fatty liver. Lipid Prof & CBC-OK. No abd pain. Was 218lbs. Started home diet & lost 16 lbs in 4m.Is it PSC?

I'v long standing colitis. Done LFT. My bili is bit high. SGPT/Alkaline Phosphatase/GGT/ Pancreas-OK. SGOT bit high. Ultrasound - all OK but mild fatty liver. Lipid Prof & CBC-OK. No abd pain. Was 218lbs. Started home diet & lost 16 lbs in 4m.Is it PSC?

Continue the wt loss: Not sure what is PSC, but your obesity (I'm assuming obesity by your weight, but I don't have your height for confirmation) can cause your fatty liver which can cause your LFT abnormalities. Work with your primary clinician on your weight loss while continuing to monitor your LFTs. Hope that helps ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Fatty Liver (Definition)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the weight of your liver/ In some cases, this disease can ...Read more