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NAFLD: Hi. The two most natural and effective ways to treat NAFLD are low fat/low sugar diet, and weight loss. Are you obese? Are you diabetic? Treating diabetes with certain agents helps as well. If by "natural", you mean some herbal nonsense, sorry, no, you're on the wrong site. Good luck! ...Read more
Doc can't, you can!: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is now the #1 cause of liver disease in america today and obesity is the main cause of it. When a person gets extra fat, it is deposited everywhere in body including liver, hence the name fatty liver. Wt loss is the only effective treatment for it! Thus, your doc can't lose wt for you--only you can do that. So if obesity is your cause, you can treat it. Good luck. ...Read more
It can: In rare cases, is can progress. I'm not sure what you mean by "fibroscan" but I would advise to you to proceed with whatever testing has been recommended. ...Read more
Varied: NAFLD is not one disease, is a spectrum of diseases from benign fatty liver to severe liver dysfunction. Early on could be reversible by appropriate dietary, activity and body habitus adjustment. Left untreated, at least some of NAFLD could become serious by causing cirrhosis and liver failure. Fatty liver is not considered just a benign disease anymore. ...Read more
Yes...: Fatty liver disease is the most common cause of elevated lfts. Some patients with fatty liver experience progression of liver disease to cirrhosis. Knowing alcohol is a hepatotoxin (poison), consumption can accelerate existing liver disease in dose dependent fashion. Having one or two drinks per month is probably safe and not enough negatively impact your liver. ...Read more
Iam diagonised with nafld. My weight is normal. Hb, hc and HIV negative. Can I take alcohol once in a month. What is the diet?
Key is fitness: I trust that wilson's disease has also been ruled out. Your personal physician probably did not give you a strict diet because this isn't the key, nor is total abstinence from alcohol versus an occasional beer. You may or may not be given medication, but I would urge you to get back into an exuberant, physical-fitness focused lifestyle. This may win back your health. ...Read more
Lysine is an essential amino acid, a pure protein that has many health benefits. See http://www.md-health.com/L-Lysine-Benefits.html
Very high doses may increase risk of gallstones but 3000 mg/day is unlikely to do this. There is no evidence Lysine causes NAFLD, in fact it likely is beneficial as it can lower blood sugar. The main cause of NAFLD is excess carbs. See http://tinyurl.com/jmyzvnr ...Read more
Eat Healthy: There are no specific foods to get rid of fatty liver. However, the fat responds to a healthy well-balanced diet with exercise. If you are overweight, weight loss is key to help the liver decrease fat accumulations. If you have diabetes or elevated cholesterol, it is important to control them as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info but..:
Not everyone with high cholesterol needs statins; it depends on how high and esp. on the subtypes of cholesterol. Statins can be toxic to the liver. See http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 and http://tinyurl.com/2f9kg7d There are other ways to lower cholesterol:
For good info on treating NAFLD see http://tinyurl.com/lf77ull ...Read more
My son was diagnosed with nafld at the age of 17. He is soon to be 21 and wants to know if alcohol can be consumed. Liver diseases?
NAFL: Alcohol is to be avoided with nafl. Diet & exercise, weight loss (if appropriate) are recommended. Use of vitamin E somewhat controversial but may be considered. Nafl has good prognosis in period up to 10 years. Alcohol can modify that. Patient should be under doctor's care for monitoring purposes. ...Read more
Mild diffuse fatty infiltration liver enzymes will raise and lower and raise again is this normal or does it mean it's getting worse? Is this nafld
US showed Homogeneous liver at 16.5 cm. My ALT is 70 with all other values normal. Over last couple years my ALT value follows Cholesterol. If one is high so is the other. Does that mean I have NAFLD?
I don't think so: The most reassuring thing in your question is that your liver was homogeneous on ultrasound. An ultrasound will often show a typical fatty liver. I believe the elevation of both ALT & cholesterol could be linked eating a higher fat and/or carbohydrate (including alcohol) diet as well as increased weight, if applicable. Optimize diet and weight and hopefully labs will normalize. Good wishes:) ...Read more