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What are signs of fatty liver disease?

What are signs of fatty liver disease?

Abnormal LFTs: there's NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) which is just fat in the liver, and more of it than usual - and NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which is when that fat gets inflamed. the latter if not controlled, can lead to cirrhosis over time. Signs are typically elevated ALT (more so than AST) and increased echogenicity on ultrasounds. often associated with 'metabolic syndrome'. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

What are the first signs of liver disease from drinking?

Most common: none.: The liver is most regenerative organ in the body, which means it can take a beating for years, and remains fully able to do its work of digestion, metablism, detoxifying. "early" sx of alcoholic liver disease may be fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, jaundice, dark urine, pale stool, ascites (fluid in abdomen), itchy skin. Unfortunately, it's likely already in an advanced stage. Stop, now! ...Read more

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What are some tell tell signs of liver disease?

Many signs: There can be many signs. Jaundice or yellowing of the skin and eyes is common. Feeling tired, bloating in your abdomen and sometimes confusion can happen as well. The best thing to do is to see your doctor and get appropriate blood tests. ...Read more

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Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Please describe the worst signs of liver disease?

Myriad: Liver disease, at it's worst, presents with a bloated abdomen, from an internal fluid build up called ascites. Also. Jaundice and easy bleeding and bruising are seen. Life threatening bleeding from engorged veins in the esophagus are a horrific problem. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you describe the initial signs of liver disease?

Can you describe the initial signs of liver disease?

Usually nothing: It is only with advanced chronic liver disease or with severe acute live injury/failure does on start to develop signs of jaundice, confusion, pruritis and possibly ascites. ...Read more

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Can you please talk about of the first noticeable signs of liver disease or damage?

Can you please talk about of the first noticeable signs of liver disease or damage?

Can vary: Chronic liver disease can be asymptomatic and over time can lead to cirrhosis. Signs like fluid build up in the abdominal cavity (ascites), easy bruising, jaundice and symptoms of decreased appetite, fatigue, feeling sleepy or confused (hepatic encephalopathy) can occur. Your liver doctor can help manage and control the above signs/symptoms as they occur at different rates. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is 3 day hangover a sign of liver disease?

Certainly possible..: I would recommend that you avoid such binge drinking in the future. ...Read more

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How long after heavy alcohol drinking can they get liver disease and what are warning signs?

How long after heavy alcohol drinking can they get liver disease and what are warning signs?

Depends on: How much alcohol per year and what other damage the liver has sustained. First sign is abnormal liver function tests in blood. By the time you get symptoms, liver damage would be advance. If you suspect you have liver damage, get a blood test at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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What are the early signs and symptoms of common liver disease? And how to prevent it to worsens?

What are the early signs and symptoms of common liver disease? And how to prevent it to worsens?

May not have any sym: Chronic liver disease is typically aymptomatic. Liver symptoms are mostly seen with acute infection or liver fsilure from cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Are lighter urine and increase in energy and appetite levels signs of recovery from liver disease?

May be: Jaundice (yellow pigment) in the skin accompanied by dark urine, light color of stool are classical signs of liver problem. These signs become less obvious as the liver function improves, so the lighter urine and increased appetite suggests recovery; however, it is best to check liver function studies to assess what is going on. ...Read more

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Can acute hepititis be a sign of liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to near-normal?

Depends on cause: Almost all people recover completely from hep a, about 80% recover fully from hep b, only about 20% recover fully from hep c. Other causes of hepatitis, such as cmv, mono are usually transient. Alcoholic hepatitis and non-alocholic steatohepatitis can lead to permanent damage, . ...Read more

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If i would have kidney or liver disease what would be other signs other that upper body itching. ?

If i would have kidney or liver disease what would be other signs other that upper body itching. ?

Various symptoms: Not an md but did learn about this in dental school: 1) changes in urination (more or less, bloody, foamy) 2) bloating or swelling of the limbs 3) skin rash and itching 4) leg, back or side pain 5) metallic taste in mouth and/or bad breath 6) feeling cold 7) shortness of breath. Please see a physican soon to diagnosis and treat your condition quickly. ...Read more

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Red blotchy palms. I heard its a sign of liver disease. How do they test that? I'm a 24 year old male.

Red blotchy palms. I heard its a sign of liver disease. How do they test that? I'm a 24 year old male.

Blood tests: See doc. History of iv, nasal drug use? Asian born or family history of hepatitis? Family history of liver disease? Use of drugs, anabolic steroids, herbals, supplements, alcohol? If not, unlikely liver disease. Exam will reveal if signs of liver trouble, including if your palms are worrisome. Lab tests confirm if liver trouble or not. If so, more evaluation and rx ahead. If not, likely relax. ...Read more

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BUN 10,Creatine 1.05. All other labs normal. Low BUN creatine ration. Read this is a sign of liver disease?

BUN 10,Creatine 1.05. All other labs normal. Low BUN creatine ration. Read this is a sign of liver disease?

Not liver: This is a measure of kidney function and hydration status. These levels may be normal depending on your age and which lab method was used. The creat may also be a little high. This is something you should check with your doc. ...Read more

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Can itching be a sign of liver issues? No history of liver disease. Am taking tecfidera 2x daily for 250+ days

Can itching be a sign of liver issues? No history of liver disease.  Am taking tecfidera 2x daily for 250+ days

Yes: But it is usually present in the setting of other features of liver disease. Tecfidera was reported to cause itching in 8% of people taking it. So this could be the cause of your itching. However, most itching is secondary to simpler things like dry skin. ...Read more

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Can acute hepatitis be a sign of permanent liver disease even if liver enzyme levels go back to almost normal?

Acute hepatitis: Is a form of liver disease. Most people recover from acute viral hepatitis. Unfortunately some cases progress to chronic aggressive form of disease, which can lead to cirrhosis. So have your doctor keep an eye on you. ...Read more

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I have orange urine every morning. It is clear after an hour. Is this a sign of liver disease or would the urine be darker all the time? Heavy drinker

I have orange urine every morning. It is clear after an hour. Is this a sign of liver disease or would the urine be darker all the time? Heavy drinker

Drink more water and: less alcohol. The dark color of your urine is likely due to dehydration and your alcohol intake is at least partly to blame for that. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What kind of liver disease or signs of liver problems does a contrast CT find?

What kind of liver disease or signs of liver problems does a contrast CT find?

Liver disease: The CT scan without contrast will reveal cysts, masses, liver size and heterogeneity vs homogeneity of liver parenchyma (scar or inflammation). Adding contrast allows vascular structures to "light up" and this would indicate tumor or hemangioma. Also, texture of liver is better pictured with contrast - to determine scar or inflammation. ...Read more

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I've had some dull pain in my upper right abdomen where i think my liver is located. Is this a sign of fatty liver disease?

I've had some dull pain in my upper right abdomen where i think my liver is located. Is this a sign of fatty liver disease?

Possible: it is possible, if the liver is enlarged due to excess amount of fat, a person can get dull pain in the upper right abdomen. Other problems should be excluded, and an image of the liver is indicated ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
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Liver Diseases (Definition)

Liver disease = hepatic disorder = condition associated with decreased ...Read more