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Obese 38f diagnosed with fatty liver. I weigh 285 I have lost 38lbs. How likely is this to turn to cirrhosis?

Obese 38f diagnosed with fatty liver. I weigh 285 I have lost 38lbs. How likely is this to turn to cirrhosis?

NAFLD vs NASH: Nonalcoholic fatty liver, normal enzymes - not at risk for progression to cirrhosis. NASH- nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Good for you to lose the weight, have your PCP monitor the liver enzymes. ...Read more

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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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I am 38 f weigh 276 lost 44 lbs since march. When will I finally get relief from my fatty liver?

I am 38 f weigh 276 lost 44 lbs since march. When will I finally get relief from my fatty liver?

Hard to tell: For somebody losing weight, trying to get to a normal weight and get rid of fatty liver, she will know it when she gets there. Different people get fatty liver at different weights. People can get fatty liver even if they're under 200 pounds. So, the goal is to lose weight, a couple of pounds a week, all the way down to normal weight. Exercise is important also. ...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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I am small build and weigh 110 pounds. Don't drink or do drugs. Having pains where liver is. My liver they say is fatty and my liver levels are elevat?

I am small build and weigh 110 pounds. Don't drink or do drugs. Having pains where liver is. My liver they say is fatty and my liver levels are elevat?

NAFLD: You have a reversible liver disease where there is an accumulation of fat ir trglycerides in your liver cells. There are many csusesbut with proper diet it can be teversed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lose 3-4 lbs a week with fatty liver? I am 38 yr female weigh 285 and I am 5 9

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Is it safe to lose 3-4 lbs a week with fatty liver? I am 38 yr female weigh 285 and I am 5 9

Yes: That should be fine. Your bmi (body mass index) comes out to around 42 - ideal bmi should be 25 which equals 170lbs in your case but more important than the actual weight is that you maintain an steady diet and exercise regimen to work on losing weight over several years.

If you lose weight your fatty liver will go away in most cases. ...Read more

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If a obese person completely changes their diet and walks daily does that warrant losing 3 lbs a wk? Seems like a lot to me. I weigh 270 I was 320. Or could this be fatty liver getting worse

Possible, but hard: At 270, I would anticipate a maintenance calorie intake of about 8 cal/pound or 2100 cal/day. If you ate 1000 cal/day, that would be a reduction of 1100 cal/day. 3500 cal= 1 pound. You could lose 10 lb/mo at that target. Still possible. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Could my fatty liver be getting worse if I missed my period? I have lost 50 since march still weigh 270. Worried

Could my fatty liver be getting worse if I missed my period? I have lost 50 since march still weigh 270. Worried

Unrelated: A fatty liver reflects a metabolic syndrome hypercaloric over nutrition. Losing weight and exercising are the best ways to repair it. The absence of a period may change your weight a bit mostly due to fluid retention, but doesn't participate in the metabolic syndrome process. If you were in your 3rd trimester of pregnancy, then a fatty liver may be a concern. ...Read more

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Is acutane dangerous? I've heard lots of rumors that it causes some sort of cancer and liver failure. What are the risks? Do they out weigh the benefi

Is acutane dangerous? I've heard lots of rumors that it causes some sort of cancer and liver failure. What are the risks? Do they out weigh the benefi

Safe if monitored: Accutane (isotretinoin) is effective for cystic acne. As with many drugs, there are associated side effects that need close monitoring. For this reason, Accutane should only be taken under a physician's care. We are mostly concerned about fetal abnormality if pregnant while on accutane. Other side effects include but not limited to depression, liver and lipid abnormalities, etc... ...Read more

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I am 25, weigh 45 kgs, 166cms tall. Abnormal underweight. I eat healthy. No thyroid or liver probs. Wat would yo suggest I add in my diet to gain wgt?

I am 25, weigh 45 kgs, 166cms tall. Abnormal underweight. I eat healthy. No thyroid or liver probs. Wat would yo suggest I add in my diet to gain wgt?

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with difused fatty liver result from CT scan. I don't drink maybe 2 drinks a month maybe. I weigh 131 lbs 5'3 57 years old I thought I ate healthy. How can I reverse this situation. I do take high blood presser pills?

I was just diagnosed with difused fatty liver result from CT scan. I don't drink maybe 2 drinks a month maybe. I weigh 131 lbs 5'3 57 years old I thought I ate healthy. How can I reverse this situation. I do take high blood presser pills?

Ask the Dr: Sk the Dr who gave results for guidance toward treatment. There will be diet suggestions - maybe avoiding gluten - and other life style do's & don'ts too. They will offer the most correct you YOU plan. It is possible to do well. Just get info and follow the plan. Best! ...Read more

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I'm a 23 y.O. Female, weigh 53 kg and can see/feel my heartbeat in my abdomen. Should I get it checked out?

I'm a 23 y.O. Female, weigh 53 kg and can see/feel my heartbeat in my abdomen. Should I get it checked out?

Probably not: Because you are thin, you are most likely seeing and feeling the normal pulsation of your aorta. Unless this is something new, it probably does not need further evaluation. ...Read more

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I weigh 148 and 5'3 (I gained this weight all last year due to lifestyle) almost all weight since in abdomen, could that be why my GERD is so bad???

I weigh 148 and 5'3 (I gained this weight all last year due to lifestyle) almost all weight since in abdomen, could that be why my GERD is so bad???

GERD: This may be a partial explanation, but better to be checked and make certain you have not gotten Helicobacter pylori infection and/or a large hiatus hernia or some other problem. See a gastroenterologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my GERD is all due to me being 5'3 & have recent (past 6 months) weight gain and now weigh 150, (normally 135) most fat in abdomen?

Is it possible that my GERD is all due to me being 5'3 & have recent (past 6 months) weight gain and now weigh 150, (normally 135) most fat in abdomen?

Yes: Intraabdominal weight gain is a precursor for the muscle between the esophagus and stomach to malfunction. Medications can also cause similar symptoms, especially high blood pressure Meds. Eat smaller amounts, drink water with your meals, do not lay down or sit or recline after meals, and elevate the back of your bed 1/2-1 inch. It all helps. Good luck, see the doc if not improving. Don't smoke! ...Read more

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I'm 21, male, I'm 6 ft tall, and weigh 195 lbs. Having moderate to sever sharp pains in lower abdomen and testicle region a couple times/week, Cause?

I'm 21, male, I'm 6 ft tall, and weigh 195 lbs. Having moderate to sever sharp pains in lower abdomen and testicle region a couple times/week, Cause?

Hernia?: Very vague, could be anything from a hernia to Gastrointestinal or even genitourinary. I recommend seeing your primary care doc, maybe a CT scan of your abdomen and pelvis. ...Read more

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I have a lot of fat in my abdomen and legs my penis length is 5.6 inches I weigh 285 pounds if I lose weight is it possible to gain some size from it?

I have a lot of fat in my abdomen and legs my penis length is 5.6 inches I weigh 285 pounds if I lose weight is it possible to gain some size from it?

Supra-pubic fat: The supra-pubic fat pad can mask penis size. If there is is a large amount of supra-pubic fat, reduction will allow more penile length to be visible. ...Read more

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My child is 11 height 4 9' weighs a ct. Scan of abdomen showed intestinal wall inflammation. Anemic 9.2 and constipation what can it be?

My child is 11 height 4 9' weighs a ct. Scan of abdomen showed intestinal wall inflammation. Anemic 9.2 and constipation what can it be?

More testing needed: The anemia is worrisome for a more serious, chronic problem like inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's) although those are more likely to cause diarrhea. Follow up with a pediatric gastroenterologist will be improtant. ...Read more

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Gyn doctors, can one do jump robe exercise with urine fibroids 4mnths pregnant look like without damaging the liver, kidneys? I now weigh 140/150pds

No damage: Fiboids even if there are the size os a 4 mo old pregnancy are not going to damage any structures by doing jump rope or excercises. The worst thing that can happen is pain. ...Read more

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What should ou weigh is your 15 and 5'4?

What should ou weigh is your 15 and 5'4?

BMI percentile: For adults, we define underactive, normal, overweight & obesity by calculating body mass index. For children & teens, we use BMI percentile w/normal ranging from 5-95% for age. Check out http://nccd. Cdc. Gov/dnpabmi/Calculator. Aspx to calculate BMI then go to http://www. Cdc. Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi. Html to determine BMI percentile. ...Read more

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My liver size is 14.4?

That's normal: Up to 15 cm on the right is perfectly fine, a taller person's liver may be several cm taller itself, and some folks have an odd-shaped liver with a much bigger span but that works fine. ...Read more

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What does the liver do?

What does the liver do?

Synthetic plant: Along with detoxifying, as dr. Proffitt said, the liver is a major site of protein synthesis for the body. It make albumin, the protein in your blood that maintains osmotic balance. It also makes many of the clotting factors that keep you from bleeding to death. That's why when you liver fails you bloat (due to loss of osmotic balance) and bleed (due to loss of clotting factors). ...Read more

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What is a gressy liver?

Fatty liver: Extra fat storage in the liver is a result of obesity. In the same way we store fat in the obvious parts of our body (arms, abdomen, legs, face) when we gain weight, we will store fat in our organs inside of us. ...Read more

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Can you feel your liver?

Can you feel your liver?

Hopefully not: Most individuals cannot feel their liver. It can be difficult for physicians to feel the liver unless it is enlarged. Normally on exam we may feel the distal edge, however, it is sometimes easier to percuss the size. In thin patients it can be easier. If someone has liver disease the liver edge can be found as low as the iliac crest or hip. Hope this helps, good luck. ...Read more

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We can change the liver?

We can change the liver?

Huh?: Too vague a question. Do you mean change for better or worse, or switch it for another-transplant? ...Read more

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What is liver shrinkage?

Likely Cirrhosis: I suspect you mean that the liver has become smaller. A liver which has cirrhosis will become smaller and shrunken. This is a bad sign of advanced disease. ...Read more

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Where is your liver?

Where is your liver?

Right upper belly: The liver is in the right upper belly, actually protected by the lower ribs of the right side of the rib cage. ...Read more

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What is homogenous liver?

Normal: This is a radiological term meaning that it looks similar throughout the whole substance, without any unusual spots or areas. Pat yourself on the back and keep doing what you are. If there are other problem at
least the liver is probably not the cause. ...Read more

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How to cleanse your liver?

How to cleanse your liver?

Avoid meds/booze!: To improve liver functioning, stop alcohol and any recreational drug abuse. Avoid a lot of supplements and over the counter meds. Take meds only as prescribed. There is no way to detoxify using any supplement that promises to "clean your liver." Ads that say their diet or supplement will do so are all a bunch of malarkey. ...Read more

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How much for a new liver.?

Very expensive: Liver transplant surgery and meds to prevent rejection are very expensive. However, most insurances will cover that cost if they deem it appropriate. ...Read more

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Does doxapen gain weigh?

Does doxapen gain weigh?

Possible.: Has been associated with weight gain. Has also been associated with loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. Side effects seem to be related to dose. ...Read more