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Should You Gwt A Second Opinion When Diagnosed With Extreme Fatty Liver
Get a work up : You do not necessarily need a second opinion. What you need is a work up to determine the cause of the fatty liver. If your doctor cannot determine the cause, then you should seek a second opinion. Causes include alcohol, medications, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, and metabolic abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Different liver tests have been elevated for 5 months now by atleast 50pts. Dr says just keep observing for now. I have fatty liver. Need 2nd opinion?
2x elevated LFT's: You are describing liver tests that are two times elevated over "normal" for a prolonged period of time. Persistent elevation over 6 months or more may warrant liver biopsy, & certainly warrants a comprehensive battery of blood tests to rule out infection, metabolic problems, autoimmune disease, familial liver diseases, etc. Ask your family doctor for a referral to a gi/liver specialist. ...Read more
Fatty Liver Ferritin of 165 why would my PCP wait 3 mnths to do followup labs? Do I need to be concerned? Should I seek 2nd opinion?
Fatty liver...: In the presence of fatty liver, the serum ferritin level can be elevated. Your ferritin level is mildly elevated and the fatty liver is the likely etiology. Ferritin is an acute phase reactant and the fat tissue can cause inflammation. If you are overweight, weight loss is the best way to decrease your fatty liver. Avoid alcohol also. When the level is re-checked, hopefully it will be lower. ...Read more
It is the same.: Avoiding alcohol, tylenol, (acetaminophen) losing weight and maintaining normal lipids will prevent it from worsening. Taking milk thistle is a good herbal meds for liver nourishment. Take care! http:www.Familyhealthcenters.Ehowtocuregingivitis.Com/how-to-reverse-fatty-liver-the-quick-and-easy-tips/. ...Read more
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
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
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
Nothing: ..as long as you not having symptoms such as pain. ...Read more
Can: If the liver isn't actually inflamed, the liver enzymes (which indicate acute liver injury, not "function") will be normal. Trust your radiologist to diagnose marked fatty liver accurately, and seek an underlying cause (smoldering hepatitis c and the metabolic syndrome are both life-threateners.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A second opinion is where a patient seeks the advice of another physician after consulting with a doctor. If a patient is unsatisfied with a doctor's diagnosis or proposed treatment, a patient may seek out the opinion of another doctor to ensure that the diagnosis ...Read more