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Whats steatosis of the liver?

Whats steatosis of the liver?

Fatty liver.: Steatosis of liver is fatty infiltration of the liver. Liver cells become infiltrated with fat, fatty acid chains (triglycerides). Most common causes: alcoholism and obesity. Treatment is to correct the cause. If occurs in pregnancy, deliver baby as soon as safe. An unusual form is 'reye's disease' where children are treated for viral disease with aspirin. No symptoms. Liver chems abnormal. ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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Can you feel pain when you're diagnosed with liver steatosis?

Can you feel pain when you're diagnosed with liver steatosis?

Sometimes.: Pain in the liver with steatosis? Depends upon the degree and the rapidity with which the fatty infiltration occurs and whether or not there is another liver disorder. Generally no. ...Read more

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What is steatosis?

What is steatosis?

Fatty liver.: Steatosis of liver is fatty infiltration of the liver. Liver cells become infiltrated with fat, fatty acid chains (triglycerides). Most common causes: alcoholism and obesity. Treatment is to correct the cause. If occurs in pregnancy, deliver baby as soon as safe. An unusual form is 'reye's disease' where children are treated for viral disease with aspirin. No symptoms. Liver chems abnormal. ...Read more

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What does hepatic steatosis mean?

What does hepatic steatosis mean?

Fatty liver.: Steatosis of liver is fatty infiltration of the liver. Liver cells become infiltrated with fat, fatty acid chains (triglycerides). Most common causes: alcoholism and obesity. Treatment is to correct the cause. If occurs in pregnancy, deliver baby as soon as safe. An unusual form is 'reye's disease' where children are treated for viral disease with aspirin. No symptoms. Liver chems abnormal. ...Read more

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Hepatic steatosis. How is it treated?

Rx underlying dx: This accumulation of abnormal amounts of fat in the liver is generally a result of some underlying metabolic abnormality involving the organ that is most important in metabolism the fat in our diet: the liver. If overweight, under-indulge. If excessive alcohol intake, lose the booze. Type ii diabetes is associated with fatty liver and obesity, but the treatment of both is weight reduction. ...Read more

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Is hepatic steatosis same as steatohepatitis?

Is hepatic steatosis same as steatohepatitis?

Not the same: "itis" means inflammation, so "steatohepatitis" is a liver inflammed in association with fatty infiltration. Steatosis just means fat has accumulated in the liver, without associated inflammation. A chronically inflammed liver is at risk for cirrhosis and liver cancer, so it is important to reverse steatohepatitis when possible (ie.Weight loss, correct diabetes & high cholesterol, stop alcohol). ...Read more

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Referred to GI since ALT last 6 months was 76, 63, and 59. Mild hepatic steatosis on us. Is it necessary to see one? Don't want to and costly.

Referred to GI since ALT last 6 months was 76, 63, and 59. Mild hepatic steatosis on us. Is it necessary to see one? Don't want to and costly.

You decide: I am going to assume that hepatitis b and wilson's have been ruled out -- if one of these is the cause, you're in grave danger. I'll also assume that eliminating alcohol did not normalize your alt. There's a few rare genetic illnesses a GI doc could pick up. You have the option of going back to a fitness-focused lifestyle and seeing what happens -- this is a mainstay of treatment for nash. ...Read more

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US scan found out that gallbladder was twisted, inflamed and clogged, along with advanced liver steatosis. Do you please have any advice? Thank you.

US scan found out that gallbladder was twisted, inflamed and clogged, along with advanced liver steatosis. Do you please have any advice? Thank you.

Complex: While this problem must consider your full medical history and physical exam, in the surface it sounds like the gallbladder needs to be removed. If symptoms less than 72 hours or so, do it now. If not, consider treating with antibiotics, then coming back on 6-8 weeks for surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is macroglobular steatosis a form of liver cancer?

Is macroglobular steatosis a form of liver cancer?

No: Steatosis is accumulation of fat, macrogloular means large size globules. ...Read more