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I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver. What does that mean?

I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver. What does that mean?

Common liver disease: Fatty liver is when fat is deposited in the liver. It can be caused by chronic moderate to severe alcohol consumption and some medications. The most common form though is related to obesity, elevated triglycerides, and diabetes. It can lead to cirrhosis over time. It is generally an asymptomatic disease. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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If you've been diagnosed with a fatty liver could that possibly mean you could have a bad gallbladder? Have back pains. Day to day.

If you've been diagnosed with a fatty liver could that possibly mean you could have a bad gallbladder? Have back pains. Day to day.

Fatty liver: Fatty liver does not always associated with gall stones. Ultrasound which assume revealed the fatty liver would have revealed the gall stone also. Backpain may have a different cause. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of colonoscopy when diagnosed with a fatty liver?

What is the purpose of colonoscopy when diagnosed with a fatty liver?

Not directly related: A colonoscopy is used to examine the inner lining of the colon in order to find tumors, bleeding sites, or other abnormalities. A fatty liver is not directly related to this. ...Read more

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What tests would a gastroenterogist run on someone diagnosed with a fatty liver?

What tests would  a gastroenterogist run on someone diagnosed with a fatty liver?

Probably: Liver function studies, glucose and complete chemistry. Cholesterol panel. Maybe liver biopsy. Please see your gastroenterologist so you don't let your liver disease get worse. Biopsy not bad. I perform just about one a day for liver disease. ...Read more

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27 years old female (asian), diagnosed with a fatty liver having sgpt level of 315. I don't drink or smoke. What can I take for pain and discomfort?

27 years old female (asian), diagnosed with a fatty liver having sgpt level of 315. I don't drink or smoke. What can I take for pain and discomfort?

Maybe new diagnosis?: In my experience, simple fatty liver seldom causes liver function tests to elevate to the degree you describe (what is the "normal" range for your lab?) how long have your tests been high? Have you had a liver biopsy? Have your doctors ruled out mitigating factors for macrovesicular fat: infectious, nutritional, metabolic, drug and substance-related? Is your fatty liver microvesicular instead? ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver can I drink tonic water ? just 1 can per day

I have been diagnosed with a fatty liver 
can I drink tonic water ?
just 1 can per day

Tonic water: Alcohol is known to be a poison for the liver. I'd refrain from any alcohol containing beverages as it's been shown that alcohol is good for nothing especially in someone with a liver disease. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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