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Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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
I think you: Are talking about non alcoholic steato hepatitis, or nash. It could be a bad disease, but treatable with control of lipids and cholesterol. It takes a long time and lot of damage to liver to get to cirrhosis, but once it gets there, cirrhosis is just as bad as cirrhosis from other causes. Get it treated early. ...Read more
Fatty liver: I presume the diagnosis was made by your doctor. If he/she has not fully explained this to you it would be wise to make another visit so you have a better understanding. If you have not seen a liver specialist (gastroenterologist) about this you must have your doctor refer you. ...Read more
Yes it is possible: This condition is a metabolic disorder often associated with diabetes and overweight conditions. If this person can reduce weight by doing daily exercise and cutting on daily intake of food/ calories, liver may recover but the weight has to go down to normal and daily exercise is a must and should be continued for the long term. ...Read more
My albumin level is 3.8 and has decreased in the last year. My sister has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. What should I do next? Anything?
Nothing.: Albumin levels are useful only when monitoring known liver disease. Albumin levels fluctuate dependent upon many variables so I think you are probably NOT "decreasing." It would be distinctly unusual to find liver disease with an abnormality of albumin alone. Sister with NAFLD does not mean much for your health. See the doc who drew your blood. ...Read more
My Mum dx non alcoholic fatty liver disease but her recent biopsy says she has NASH, is that the exact same thing as NFALD? If not,how do they differ?
Non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Told to eat high fat, low carb? And what are the #s of (low carb)
60 grams QD or so: No sugar, keep carbs to about 20 per meal. This is the equvialent of a slice of bread or an apple, 1/2 cup of rice, 1/2 cup spaghetti per meal fatty liver is caused to a large degree by the production in the liver of triglycerides in the process of storing sugars. Fructose is the worst of the sugars because it cannot be directly burned in the krebs cycle must first be stored as trig by liver. ...Read more
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