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Is hepatic steatosis caused by alcoholism?

Is hepatic steatosis caused by alcoholism?

It can be: Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) can be caused by both alcohol use and having an unhealthy diet & being obese. In fact, the most common cause of fatty liver disease in the US is poor diet & lifestyle. The disease that includes this cause is NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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What does hepatic steatosis mean?

Fatty liver.: Steatosis of liver is fatty infiltration of the liver. Liver cells become infiltrated with fat, fatty acid chains (triglycerides). Most common causes: alcoholism and obesity. Treatment is to correct the cause. If occurs in pregnancy, deliver baby as soon as safe. An unusual form is 'reye's disease' where children are treated for viral disease with aspirin. No symptoms. Liver chems abnormal. ...Read more

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Is hepatic steatosis same as steatohepatitis?

Is hepatic steatosis same as steatohepatitis?

Not the same: "itis" means inflammation, so "steatohepatitis" is a liver inflammed in association with fatty infiltration. Steatosis just means fat has accumulated in the liver, without associated inflammation. A chronically inflammed liver is at risk for cirrhosis and liver cancer, so it is important to reverse steatohepatitis when possible (ie.Weight loss, correct diabetes & high cholesterol, stop alcohol). ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 62,female diagnosed with hepatomegaly want to know the treatment for hepatomegaly with hepatic steatosis?

What to do if I'm 62,female diagnosed with hepatomegaly want to know the treatment for hepatomegaly with hepatic steatosis?

Take care of liver: if overweight loose weight. Avoid foods/drinks with high fructose corn syrup. Such substances are metabolized like alcohol and don't give you a buzz. Avoid alcohol. Talk to your doc about the steatosis. If they do not help you, find another provider. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm 62, female diagnosed with hepatomegaly want to know the treatment for hepatomegaly with hepatic steatosis?

What do you suggest if i'm 62, female diagnosed with hepatomegaly want to know the treatment for hepatomegaly with hepatic steatosis?

Depends entirely: upon the etiology of your condition. Typically, alcohol, viral hepatitis, and elevated lipids cause this condition, but there are lots of other causes. You should speak with your doctor, so all reversible causes of this condition can be treated. ...Read more

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I have hepatic steatosis with enarged liver, 18.2 exhibits significantly echogenic, echotexture. what does this mean and is it serious?

I have hepatic steatosis with enarged liver, 18.2
exhibits significantly echogenic,  echotexture.
what does this mean and is it serious?

Fatty Liver: Hepatiic Steatosis is when fat builds up in the liver and if not treated can lead to inflammation to the liver which can lead to cirrhosis. It has a variety of causes and fortunately can be reversible. ...Read more

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I have hepatomegaly with severe hepatic steatosis. What will happen when i see the gi specialist?

I have hepatomegaly with severe hepatic steatosis. What will happen when i see the gi specialist?

Consultation : They will talk to you, and examine you. They will look over all your test results, and talk to your about the problem, and potential solutions. Ask about the benefits and risks of the options, and the likelihood of their success. It will be just fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

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