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What is fatty liver disease?

What is fatty liver disease?

See below: Fatty liver is essentially the abnormal deposition of fat in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. The causes include alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver and medications. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is the most common and is related to obesity, high triglycerides, diabetes and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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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 is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

See below: This is a disease where fat is abnormally deposited in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. It is the most common liver disease in the US and is related to obesity, diabetes, elevated triglycerides and genetics. ...Read more

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How serious a disease is non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

How serious a disease is non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Read on: Read this short article: 1.https://www.kaushikmd.com/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/

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What is the treatment of non alcholic fatty liver diseases?

What is the treatment of non alcholic fatty liver diseases?

Liver heals itself: There is no medication for liver diseases. For the dangerous and deadly fatty liver disease this is treated with a two pronged approach: weight loss and low carbohydrate diet combined with avoidance of all other liver toxins: Acetaminophen and alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the difference between non-alcoholic atty liver disease and liver cirhosis?

What is the difference between non-alcoholic atty liver disease and liver cirhosis?

12: Liver cirrhosis is the final result of all forms of liver injury which are commonly alcohol, hepatitis c, b, certain drugs etc. Non-alcoholic liver disease is another form of liver injury which is a result of excessive fat deposition in liver cells and can result in liver cirrhosis in later stages. In earlier stages it will be causing liver inflammation also known as steatohepatitis. ...Read more

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What is a fatty liver?

What is a fatty liver?

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 more

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What is a fatty liver?

What is a fatty liver?

Fat in the Liver: Deposition of triglycerides in the liver from any number of disease processes. This is considered a reversible condition although that may depend on the cause. Significant alcohol intake and obesity are two large contributors. ...Read more

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What is a fatty liver?

What is a fatty liver?

Read this: https://www.kaushikmd.com/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/

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What is liver disease like?

Too broad: That's too broad of a question. There are many types of liver disease that produce different signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Panc elastase test shows insufficiency. Have fatty liver. Is pei cause of fatty liver? Is there connection between fatty liver and pancreatic cancer?

Panc elastase test shows insufficiency. Have fatty liver. Is pei cause of fatty liver? Is there connection between fatty liver and pancreatic cancer?

No, just description: Like most dx, just a label for a pattern, as judged by whatever metrics. Yes, there is observed relation between fatty liver ; developing liver cancer. Fatty liver most commonly due to persistent low-fat, hi-carb (i.e. All sugars, simple ; complex) foods. Liver, to protect rest of body from ?sugar (toxic), converts sugars into triglyceride fats. If can't export into external fat, then fatty liver. ...Read more

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What is acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Fatty liver: Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (aflp) is a rare, potentially fatal complication that occurs in the third trimester or early postpartum period. Although the exact pathogenesis is unknown, this disease has been linked to an abnormality in fetal fatty acid metabolism. Early diagnosis of aflp sometimes can be difficult because it shares features with other common conditions such as pre-eclampsia, vira. ...Read more

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What is parenchymatous liver disease? How common is this?

What is parenchymatous liver disease? How common is this?

Most of them: The hepatitis family, autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, antitrypsin deficiency, and most drug allergy all hit the liver parenchyma. Gallstones, tumors, and a few others are non-parenchymatous. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is a fatty liver ?

What is a fatty liver ?

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 more

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Whats the difference between fatty liver and fatty liver disease?

NASH: Non alcoholic steato hepatitis: not just fat deposition in liver but associated inflammation. Can lead to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Has associated abnormal liver chemistry tests. A bigger deal than simple fatty liver. ...Read more

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What is coarse heterogenous liver parenchyma liver disease? What is the above condition? Thanks.

Many things: This is often how the liver is described when it is seen on an ultrasound or a ct. Any liver condition can cause it to appear this way. ...Read more

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Lupus and fatty liver is it dangerous?

Lupus and fatty liver is it dangerous?

Perhaps: Lupus can be dangerous depending on its severity. Lupus and fatty liver aren't really related. Fatty liver is usually related to alcohol consumption or the metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure). Fatty liver with inflammation can lead to cirrhosis, generally takes decades to occur. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and their are autoimmune liver diseases too. ...Read more

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Is it true that hepatocellular carcinoma liver disease or liver cancer?

Is it true that hepatocellular carcinoma liver disease or liver cancer?

Liver cancer: Heaptocellular carcinoma is a primary cancer of the liver. Hcc is most commonly associated with underlying liver disease, such as viral hepatitis, but can be associated with other conditions of the liver that cause scarring or cirrhosis. Although hcc can also occur in otherwise normal liver substance, this is rare (only 10% of cases). ...Read more

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What is fatty liver inflammation and its treatment?

What is fatty liver inflammation and its treatment?

Inflammation: Fat deposition in the liver with associated inflammation and fibrosis. If not from alcohol, treatment options include weight loss and vitamin e. ...Read more

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What is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis?

What is nonalcoholic steatohepatitis?

Basically: fatty liver caused by elevated lipids. You need treatment because this condition can proceed to cirrhosis and eventual liver failure. ...Read more

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What is parenchymatous liver disease? What causes it?

What is parenchymatous liver disease? What causes it?

What kind hepatitis?: "hepatitis" means inflammation of liver--due to viral infection (cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, a, b, c, d, etc), familial diseases (hemochromatosis, wilson's, alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, etc), infiltrative disease (steatohepatitis from fatty liver, granulomatous hepatitis, foreign body reaction), toxic (alcoholic, tylenol), ischemic, congestive, pregnancy-related, etc. Cause determines ...Read more

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What is fatty liver disease?

See below: Fatty liver is essentially the abnormal deposition of fat in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. The causes include alcohol, non-alcoholic fatty liver and medications. Non-alcoholic fatty liver is the most common and is related to obesity, high triglycerides, diabetes and genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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What is fatty liver disease? How do you treat it?

What is fatty liver disease? How do you treat it?

Weight loss: Fatty liver is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound showing fat deposits in the liver. Usually liver enzymes are elevated (ALT and AST). Most people with fatty liver are overweight, so weight loss is the curative treatment. Diet and exercise is crucial in achieving substantial weight loss. Avoid supplements that causes weight loss (as can be harmful). Overall this is a benign condition. ...Read more

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What is fatty liver disease? How can someone get that disease?

What is fatty liver disease? How can someone get that disease?

Weight loss: Fatty liver is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound showing fat deposits in the liver. Usually liver enzymes are elevated (ALT and AST). Most people with fatty liver are overweight, so weight loss is the curative treatment. Diet and exercise is crucial in achieving substantial weight loss. Avoid supplements that causes weight loss (as can be harmful). Overall this is a benign condition. ...Read more

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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

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What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

See below: This is a disease where fat is abnormally deposited in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. It is the most common liver disease in the US and is related to obesity, diabetes, elevated triglycerides and genetics. ...Read more

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Theres yellow rings around my eyes. I have so symptoms- what could this mean (fatty liver disease,etc.)?

Theres yellow rings around my eyes. I have so symptoms- what could this mean (fatty liver disease,etc.)?

A few thoughts: Is it new? If within the sclera/whites of the eye: could be pinguecula. If within iris: could be sign of Wilson's disease. Around the eyes could be a sign of swelling (allergy, kidney problems, medication side effects etc.). Diffuse scleral yellowing or skin yellowing could be several liver abnormalities, pancreatic disease, or blood disorder involving red cells or platelets. ...Read more

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How to reverse fatty liver disease?

How to reverse fatty liver disease?

NAC: N- acetyl cysteine, b complex vitamins esp b6, milk thistle, co-q 10 (ubiquinol), glutamine gives more energy to liver to replenish itself. If you can use pemf protocol daily (pulsed magnet rx) you can regenerate liver. ...Read more

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If i lose wight will my fatty liver disease go away?

If i lose wight will my fatty liver disease go away?

Can't hurt...: Fatty liver is typically due to obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, too much alcohol, or a combination of these. Lose 1-3 pounds per week (drop 10-20% of present total weight) to address obesity-associated fatty liver. Eat right (minimize fats; supplement fibers), exercise, and you should be fine. Roughly for every 3500 calories you lose, you drop a pound of fat (that's 500 calories a day). ...Read more

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How long does it take to reverse fatty liver disease?

How long does it take to reverse fatty liver disease?

Can be really fast: A few days of sobriety can clear up the liver if it's due to a wild alcohol party holiday. When it's due to lack of exercise, a few weeks can effect a striking improvement. Finding fatty liver is often a life-saving wake-up call. Be proactive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fatty liver disease-what can I do about it?

Weight loss: Weight loss is the best treatment for improving fatty liver. Taking vitamin e can help decrease some of the inflammation as well but for long term treatment, loose weight and keep it off. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between fatty liver and fatty liver disease?

NASH: Non alcoholic steato hepatitis: not just fat deposition in liver but associated inflammation. Can lead to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Has associated abnormal liver chemistry tests. A bigger deal than simple fatty liver. ...Read more

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Best way to detoxify liver with fatty liver disease and do I need to?

Not necessarily...: As we age fat deposits build up in our liver; best way to combat this is by being as 'low-fat' as possible; and your body will do the rest. (presuming all of your lab data is normal of course) some say the herb 'milk thistle' can help with detoxification of the liver; but there have been no studies I am aware of to prove this...Strictly an alternative solution. Cheers! ...Read more

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Just got diagnosed with mild fatty liver disease, what can I do to reverse it?

Just got diagnosed with mild fatty liver disease, what can I do to reverse it?

Vitamin E: 800 iu of vitamin E per day has been shown to promote the removal of fat from the liver. The standard treatment in my practice would be weight loss through diet, exercise, and vitamin e. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure fatty liver disease? Any advice on what medicine to take to cure the disease?

2 issues: alcohol and cholesterol: abstain from all alcoholic beverages and have your blood tested fro cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, LDL and HDL/total cholesterol ratio, Exercise daily and add fiber to your diet. Repeat blood tests in 3 months. ...Read more

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I got fatty liver disease can I drink?

No!!!: The drinking could have given you the fatty liver to begin with. And even if that's not the case, you can't drink alcohol if your liver is already challenged by some illness. ...Read more

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Is non alcoholic fatty liver disease reversible?

NAFLD: Yes. Usually with weight loss through exercise and diet. Certainly should avoid other insults to the liver with this (ie alcohol). ...Read more

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Fatty Liver (Definition)

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