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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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 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?

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

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I am 38 f obese with fatty liver. I have lost 42 lbs since march. My hair is falling out. Could this be a sign of cirrhosis?

Probably not: Cirrhosis is not usually associated with hair loss.Any time there is a rapid reduction in weight or any kind of illness then we can see hair loss increase for several months. This type of hair loss comes back so not to worry. Good luck on your weight loss. ...Read more

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Morbidly obese. Getting work up for vsg surgery and liver is enlarged but blood work ok. Can obesity cause enlarged liver?

Enlarged liver: Yes. Actually, nearly all obese patients have fatty liver or an enlarged liver. So that finding is expected. It will shrink down in size once you have surgery and lose weight though. ...Read more

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What effects does obesity have on the liver?

What effects does obesity have on the liver?

Steatohepatitis.: Obesity can be associated with a fatty liver, which could be just an incidental finding but could also lead to cirrhosis and actual liver damage in the future. Losing weight tends to reduce the chance of this bad outcome. ...Read more

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My liver is borderline enlarged because of fatty liver from obesity how long will it be enlarged and is this dangerous?

Before or after wt: You have written in before. Is this before you lost 52 pounds (and counting) or after? How much more do you have to lose? How big was liver before? What were chemistries like before, and what are they like now? Other health issues, like diabetes? Alcohol intake? All factors. Improvement is improvement. Borderline enlarged is better than frankly enlarged. Keep it up, get to your goal weight. ...Read more

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Does childhood obesity usually distort the liver tests?

Does childhood obesity usually distort the liver tests?

It might: Obesity is a disease in itself and can effect many organs in the body. As I have said in many answers sugar in all its forms is the main culprit, even diet drinks because they produce what is known as oxidative stress.Particularly in the lower brain that computes are ability to adapt to changes in the environment. Poor nutrition is the clue. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if all people who are obese/overweight have fatty liver?

70%: Data by several investigators show that 70 per cent of obese have NAFattyliver disease. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I was diagnosed with fatty liver from obesity with borderline enlargement. I am losing about two lbs a week for total of 50 since march. I am worried about cirrhosis?

I was diagnosed with fatty liver from obesity with borderline enlargement. I am losing about two lbs a week for total of 50 since march. I am worried about cirrhosis?

Weight loss: An extensive fatty liver can lead to NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which could lead to cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is essentially scarring of the liver. Chronic inflammation from fatty infiltration can lead to cirrhosis as it is an inflammatory condition. Losing weight however can reverse this process and restore the liver to its normal state. Continue with the weight loss and this should improve. ...Read more

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How to get a fatty liver when your not obese or have elevated liver enzymes?

How to get a fatty liver when your not obese or have elevated liver enzymes?

Hereditary: The New England Journal just published a big article on the genetic basis of non-alcoholic fatty liver. I'm going to assume you're not a drinker. While we're learning about this, you might be doing yourself a huge favor by getting back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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How do I slow down weight loss? I am 38 f obese. I have fatty liver. Losing 3-4lb a wk

How do I slow down weight loss? I am 38 f obese. I have fatty liver. Losing 3-4lb a wk

WITH THIS INFO AS: Background, you need to see a doctor. You may be diabetic, and that needs treated asap. ...Read more

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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?

Of course: Some fatty meals are OK. The low saturated fat/total fat that some hepatologists recommend in the setting of fatty liver disease, is an overall goal but "cheat" meals are fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more