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Liver Shrinking Diet Plan
Hi, my SGPT level is 76 (normal rang is < 45) I have a horrible stomach or liver pain for one year, need to know best diet plan and ways to reduce it.
Need for evaluation: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it is important to determine why SGPT is elevated and the treatment should be directed at the cause. If you are overweight, it is important to reduce weight. You should get tested for hepatitis infection among other issues. ...Read more
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Advice please? My mom has liver cirrohsis acites portal hypertension diabitic type 2 what is the best diet plan or food?
What do you suggest if my mother has liver cirrohsis acites portal hypertension diabitic type 2 what is the best diet plan or food?
Diet isn't the key: You need to find out (1) whether there is a treatable cause for her cirrhosis (hepatitis C is now usually curable if you can get the Rx; hepatitis B is manageable; even stopping alcohol can partly reverse a cirrhosis) (2) whether she's a candidate for transplant or portocaval shunt. ...Read more
I have fatty liver from obesity. I have been dieting and exercising. I don't want to damage my liver more but would it hurt to eat non diet food once in a while?
Have you lost weight: The best thing you can do for yourself is to change your lifestyle.....Not just go on a "diet". I don't know what you mean by "diet foods", but I think you are craving the "non-diet" foods because you have not found food that you like which are also healthy. Once you find these....You will rarely crave "non-diet" foods. See my website for more info: www. Jhsurgery. Com. ...Read more
How large is a normal liver in length? My liver is enlarged at 16.7 cm in length is that very enlarged? Can I reverse fatty liver through dieting?
Your 16.7 is OK. The reported range is 9.4-21.3
Please go online to learn more about the size of the liver in men. ...Read more
I have been dieting since march cuz I found out I have fatty liver from obesity. I lose 12-15 lbs a month. Could this be from something more serious?
Obesity or Alcohol: Fatty liver has two causes, alcohol excess and obesity. If you don't drink very much alcohol then obesity is likely the culprit. Your weight loss is excellent, keep it up by using diet and exercise. Fatty liver can be reversed with weight loss. If it persists there is a risk of cirrhosis so you are doing exactly the right thing. Well done! ...Read more
I have fatty liver disease w/borderline enlargement. I have been dieting and exercising since march and lost 42. How likely will this turn to cirrhosi?
Rare: Non alcoholic statohepatitis rarely causes cirrhosis but is the most common cause of idiopathic cirrhosis. ...Read more
Is flax oil good to help fatty liver from being obese? I am dieting and losing weight and exercising
Maybe: There are some small, I mean small studies that suggest some benefit in fatty liver disease for flaxseed oil, but it's not great. It's unlikely to harm you, but make sure you don't consume too much, as even if its good, the high caloric density can catch up with you and cause weight gain. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 38f obese. Wt285. Fatty liver with borderline heptomegly. I am losing 4 lbs a wk. I am dieting and walking how do I slow it down?
You are right: Ideally when losing weight with fatty liver disease you want to avoid excessively fast weight loss - there is evidence to keep weight loss at a rate less than 3.5lbs/week; as too rapid weight loss can make things worse. This means you may need to back off a bit on your caloric restriction and/ or be mindful of the vigorousness of your exercise. Though it sounds like you are making great strides. ...Read more
I have been dieting due to fatty liver from obesity. I have lost 47lbs since march. Is it safe for me to have some mashed potatoes and gravy?
How likely is fatty liver from obesity to turn into cirrhosis. I am dieting and losing weight 47lbs since march?
Could borderline heptmegly with fatty steososis be from obesity? I have been tested for all heps and hiv. All liver test good. I lost 62 lbs dieting
My right side under my rib cage near my back. Hurts when you push on it. I do have fatty liver from being obese but I am dieting and losing weight.?
Liver sludge: Fatty liver is due to sugary foods, and liver pain is usually due to liver sludge with stone formation. Need to clean the liver frequently. To help with liver pain use phosphatidyl choline and betaine hcl - betaine hcl with make the bile flow and phosphatidyl choline lubricates so liver pain gets better. Initial dosing might be higher hcl 4gm twice daily and phoscholine will need 2gm twice daily. ...Read more
Exercise and diet: Unfortunately, the abdominal area is the hardest to lose weight in without watching your diet. Exercise, both cardio and spot exercises help, but what you, eat, does make a difference. The diet does not have to be strict. However, drinking less and eating less junk food will make a difference. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: Agreed, you can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose, then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
I joined a weight loss program that consisted if dieting at 800 cals a day. I was under medical supervision but I started losing hair. Should I do it again? I gained weight due to foot injury and major life events. Now I am not sure if that was a hea
Need supervision: Severe calorie restriction will cause sarcopenia - essential muscle loss and subsequent weight gain leads to sarcopenic obesity - stick hands and legs big midsection. Loosing hair is a sign of adrenal stress and imbalance in hormones causing indirect thyroid stress. You need supervision by md for weight loss or contact first line therapist by http://metagenics. Com - get the therapist in your area. ...Read more
Will slow metabolism: Not eating will slow metabolism and will decrease the number of calories you burn. Eating small portions of healthy foods throughout the day will increase your metabolism to stimulate calorie burn. More calories are also burned when digesting protein. Another simple method is eat no more than 40-50 grams of carbs in a 4 hr period. The weight will come off slow, but steady. ...Read more
Best Diet: I believe that the best diet for healthy aging and disease prevention is a low glycemic diet (that means minimal sugar and refined foods), plant based, and proteins should come from plants, then fish, poultry (the breast without the skin), and then other lean meats with whole grains such as quinoa, millet, brown rice. Eat what mother nature makes, not man. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www. Sparkpeople. Com or http://www. Myfitnesspal. Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more
Low carbs: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes your blood sugar which increases Insulin and promotes weight gain. Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil are fine in sensible amounts. Eat a rainbow of organic vegetables and just enough protein. ...Read more
Eat healthy!: The "diet plan" in the 4th month of pregnancy is what it should be at all times: plenty of fresh fruits & vegetables, nuts, beans & whole grains. Choose quality sources of protein, ideally organic if possible- dairy, eggs, wild salmon, chicken, grass-fed beef (though meat is not necessary-only if desired). Avoid fried foods, excess sweets, fish high in mercury. I think it's wise to avoid gmo foods. ...Read more
5 servings of fruand: 5 servings of fruits and vegetables will becthe best way to go. Completely stop carbonated drinks. ...Read more
Depends...: On staging, i.e. If scarred (cirrhosis), and function of liver. In general, good quality protein (animal or vegetable source), no alcohol, ample fruits and vegetables, no alcohol, whole grains, no alcohol, . Good intake of all nutrients. If failing liver function, may need adjustments in protein, other. Alcohol worsens the inflammation and progress. ...Read more
Carbs and fat: I think you should cut out the simple carbs like rice and processed flour etc, and decrease your intake of fatty and fried foods. The recommendation is usually to eat whole grain and vegetables with lean meats. ...Read more
Habits and attitudes: Eat only to satisfy hunger, and learn to tell it from appetite ('mmm, that looks good'; 'i'm stressed / need a reward so i'll eat'). Avoid all greasy, sugary and salty stuff. Do as much aerobic exercise as you can. Get with fitness-focused friends who are farther along than yourself. ...Read more
No, we can't: Please forgive my frankness. Unless we know the cause of your anemia (there are hundreds), we can't address appropriate treatment. Anyone pretending to do so is doing you a disservice. And if you are iron deficient, the key is to identify the cause. Are you losing blood from a hidden cancer? "Healthy" diets promoted on the internet can make you anemic. Insist your physician explain your anemia. ...Read more
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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