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What Can I Do To Prevent Nafld
It can: In rare cases, is can progress. I'm not sure what you mean by "fibroscan" but i would advise to you to proceed with whatever testing has been recommended. ...Read more
NAFLD: Hi. The two most natural and effective ways to treat NAFLD are low fat/low sugar diet, and weight loss. Are you obese? Are you diabetic? Treating diabetes with certain agents helps also. If by "natural", you mean some herbal nonsense, sorry, no, you're on the wrong site. Good luck! ...Read more
Doc can't, you can!: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is now the #1 cause of liver disease in america today and obesity is the main cause of it. When a person gets extra fat, it is deposited everywhere in body including liver, hence the name fatty liver. Wt loss is the only effective treatment for it! thus, your doc can't lose wt for you--only you can do that. So if obesity is your cause, you can treat it. Good luck. ...Read more
Varied: NAFLD is not one disease, is a spectrum of diseases from benign fatty liver to severe liver dysfunction. Early on could be reversible by appropriate dietary, activity and body habitus adjustment. Left untreated, at least some of NAFLD could become serious by causing cirrhosis and liver failure. Fatty liver is not considered just a benign disease anymore. ...Read more
Yes...: Fatty liver disease is the most common cause of elevated lfts. Some patients with fatty liver experience progression of liver disease to cirrhosis. Knowing alcohol is a hepatotoxin (poison), consumption can accelerate existing liver disease in dose dependent fashion. Having one or two drinks per month is probably safe and not enough negatively impact your liver. ...Read more
Iam diagonised with nafld.My weight is normal.Hb, hc and HIV negative. Can i take alcohol once in a month. What is the diet?
Key is fitness: I trust that wilson's disease has also been ruled out. Your personal physician probably did not give you a strict diet because this isn't the key, nor is total abstinence from alcohol versus an occasional beer. You may or may not be given medication, but i would urge you to get back into an exuberant, physical-fitness focused lifestyle. This may win back your health. ...Read more
Need more info but..: Not everyone with high cholesterol needs statins; it depends on how high and esp. on the subtypes of cholesterol. Statins can be toxic to the liver. See http://tinyurl.com/9x3n594 and http://tinyurl.com/2f9kg7d There are other ways to lower cholesterol: http://tinyurl.com/4o6n7e2 For good info on treating NAFLD see http://tinyurl.com/lf77ull ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Liver has more fat: A person with mild fatty liver likely has gotten extra fat in most other places in the body, and probably is eating more sugar and plain carbs than he should be. Exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet will help. He should work with his primary care doctor to see if he needs medication or further testing, as there can be other causes of fatty liver, plus cholesterol problems. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Fat infiltration : Several things can contribute to fatty infiltration of the liver including 1) excess weight over a long period of time, 2) pregnancy, 3) diet 4) medical conditions like diabetes, and 5) medications including chemotherapy. Depending on the contributing factors, some of the problem may be treated effectively with weight loss, tight glucose control, and/or dietary modification. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Obesity/bad fat: Obesity is the main cause of fatty liver disease which is now #1 liver illness in america. Excessive food, especially fats causes obesity and thus fatty liver disease. It is reversible if no cirrhosis yet. So, if u have been told so, wt loss, minimize alcohol, avoid drugs will reverse the fatty liver. Live healthy, live well, live long. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet: Fatty liver is sometimes referred to as nash. Generally an elevated level of cholesterol or triglycerides in the blood can cause fatty liver. Fatty liver can regress with lifestyle modification. It is best to decrease alcohol and fat intake or start an exercise program as directed by your physician. Sometimes medications called "statins" can assist in treating a fatty liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely-Cut Carbs: Fatty liver, especially from etoh & chronic hepatitis associated with cirrhosis (scarring throughout the liver & progressive liver failure, not reversible & leads portal hypertension, recurrent stomach./intestinal bleeding, feeling terrible & early death). Stop all etoh, get checked & txed for hepatitis & stop all carbs. Go lchf, see https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/810867. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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