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Doctor insights on: Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis

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What is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis?

What is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis?

Basically: fatty liver caused by elevated lipids. You need treatment because this condition can proceed to cirrhosis and eventual liver failure. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Fatty Liver (Definition)

Some fat in the liver is normal. But if fat makes up more than 5%-10% of the weight of your liver, you may have alcoholic or nonalcoholic liver disease. In some cases, these diseases can ...Read more


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Is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis terminal? Is cirrhosis inevitable?

Is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis terminal? Is cirrhosis inevitable?

No: Steatohepatitis is reversible. Not easy, but you need to lose weight, reduce your intake of fats, if you are diabetic, control diabetes, exercise. Get vaccination for hepatitis A and B. Consult this site for more information and see a gastroenterologist. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash-overview ...Read more

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Is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis terminal? Is cirrhosis inevitable?

Is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis terminal?  Is cirrhosis inevitable?

Not terminal: Nonalcoholic fatty liver is not terminal but in time can develop into cirrhosis and can morph into very serious liver disease. It's important to avoid any potential liver toxins including alcohol and to adhere to low fat diet. In recent years it is taken much more seriously and should be followed by a hepatologist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Vit D3 to correct insufficiency with having nonalcoholic steatohepatitis?

Is it safe to take Vit D3 to correct insufficiency with having nonalcoholic steatohepatitis?

NASH is big problem: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step in correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (NASH with abnormal liver tests) that if persists risks cirrhosis & liver cancer. ...Read more

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Can a high ferritin level 647 ug/L (12-250) be caused by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis? How do you tell its not haemochromatosis?

Can a high ferritin level 647 ug/L (12-250) be caused by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis? How do you tell its not haemochromatosis?

Can do liver biopsy: Although blood testing (measurement of iron studies and HFE assay) combined with family history can be very suggestive, a liver biopsy with iron staining clinches a diagnosis of hemochromatosis and distinguishes it from other iron overload diseases. Sometimes ferritin is elevated as just an acute phase reactant. ...Read more

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Can anyone be cured from non alcoholic steatohepatitis?

Can anyone be cured from non alcoholic steatohepatitis?

Treatment not cure: Often times non alcoholic steatohepatitis or nash is due to underlying genetic and lifestyle and diet choices. One of the treatments is a medicine called metformin often used in diabetes which helps with this. Also eating right and exercising helps too. But make sure nash is properly diagnosed by a GI or liver expert specialist and that there not other causes. ...Read more

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Can you go from a healthy liver to steatohepatitis (advanced fatty liver) in two months time?

Can you go from a healthy liver to steatohepatitis (advanced fatty liver)  in two months time?

Fatty liver risks: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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Can you go from a healthy liver to steatohepatitis (advanced fatty liver) in two months' time?

Liver: Yes you can. steatohepatitis, simple put fat deposits in your liver can be excerated by poor fatty diet, or high consumption of alcohol. I had a patient that became depressed after his divorce. resorted to alcohol, binging, and drinking a pint of vodka on a daily. he induced liver changes very quickly. ...Read more