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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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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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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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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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Diffuse mild low attenuation hepatic steatosis Several sub centimeter lesions is the something to worry about ?

Liver lesions: Fatty liver and liver lesions concerning. I would suggest further testing with CT or MRI and if need see liver specialist. ...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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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

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I have gall stones and steatosis. Also i suffer of cronic fatigue. The state of fatigue, could be caused by the problems mentioned above?

I have gall stones and steatosis. Also i suffer of cronic fatigue. The state of fatigue, could be caused by the problems mentioned above?

Cause of steatosis: The majority of patients with steatosis have no symptoms, although associated inflammation ( steatohepatitis )report persistent fatigue, malaise or right upper quadrant pain. Etiology of steatosis include type 2 dm, obesity, alcohol excess, protein-calorie malnutrition starvation or rapid weight loss. A lot of times etiology of steatosis may be cause of fatigue. Bronchiectasis can contribute. ...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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Ultrasound said liver was "mildly coarse" but liver biopsy was normal except for 10% steatosis. Are these conflicting?

Ultrasound said liver was "mildly coarse" but liver biopsy was normal except for 10% steatosis. Are these conflicting?

No.: Mildly coarse is consistent with slight fatty infiltration of the liver add the biopsy showed. US is not very useful for quantifying the amount of fat in the liver. ...Read more

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Iam suffering from hepatomegaly with steatosis , my liver measures 17cms,enlarged in size with diffuse increase in echogenicity what to do?

Iam suffering from hepatomegaly with steatosis , my liver measures 17cms,enlarged in size with diffuse increase in echogenicity what to do?

Fatty liver: Fatty liver, a health risk, associated with elevated liver enzymes. It's treatable with weight loss n monitoring. This can be managed, (not cured) with low fat diet, extra hydration and monitoring. Cirrhosis, permanent damage to liver, usually from toxins like alcohol. Stay with your doc, a low fat diet and be well. ...Read more

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Can someone explain. Liver normal contour. Diffusely increased in echogenicity compatible with hepatic steatosis. 17cm in longitudinal dimension. ?

Can someone explain. Liver normal contour. Diffusely increased in echogenicity compatible with hepatic steatosis. 17cm in longitudinal dimension. ?

Hepatologist: The findings are consistent with a fatty liver and a hepatologist or gastroenterologist would be best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you as well as order any other appropriate testing. Fatty livers are taken quite seriously and efforts to prevent liver damage are important. ...Read more

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Is hepatic steatosis caused by alcoholism?

It can be: Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver) can be caused by both alcohol use and having an unhealthy diet & being obese. In fact, the most common cause of fatty liver disease in the US is poor diet & lifestyle. The disease that includes this cause is NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). ...Read more

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In which probability the steatosis NAFLD of an obese, diabetic, not drinking woman will become cirrhosis? Thanks

In which probability the  steatosis NAFLD of an obese, diabetic, not drinking woman will become cirrhosis? Thanks

Possible: Fatty liver is not as likely to cause cirrhosis as alcoholic hepatitis or viral hepatitis but it is certainly possible to develop cirrhosis from NAFLD. Working on lowering cholesterol and losing weight is always recommended. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 62,female diagnosed with hepatomegaly want to know the treatment for hepatomegaly with hepatic steatosis?

What to do if I'm 62,female diagnosed with hepatomegaly want to know the treatment for hepatomegaly with hepatic steatosis?

Take care of liver: if overweight loose weight. Avoid foods/drinks with high fructose corn syrup. Such substances are metabolized like alcohol and don't give you a buzz. Avoid alcohol. Talk to your doc about the steatosis. If they do not help you, find another provider. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm 62, female diagnosed with hepatomegaly want to know the treatment for hepatomegaly with hepatic steatosis?

What do you suggest if i'm 62, female diagnosed with hepatomegaly want to know the treatment for hepatomegaly with hepatic steatosis?

Depends entirely: upon the etiology of your condition. Typically, alcohol, viral hepatitis, and elevated lipids cause this condition, but there are lots of other causes. You should speak with your doctor, so all reversible causes of this condition can be treated. ...Read more