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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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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 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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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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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

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I have hepatic steatosis with enarged liver, 18.2 exhibits significantly echogenic, echotexture. what does this mean and is it serious?

I have hepatic steatosis with enarged liver, 18.2
exhibits significantly echogenic,  echotexture.
what does this mean and is it serious?

Fatty Liver: Hepatiic Steatosis is when fat builds up in the liver and if not treated can lead to inflammation to the liver which can lead to cirrhosis. It has a variety of causes and fortunately can be reversible. ...Read more

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I have hepatomegaly with severe hepatic steatosis. What will happen when i see the gi specialist?

I have hepatomegaly with severe hepatic steatosis. What will happen when i see the gi specialist?

Consultation : They will talk to you, and examine you. They will look over all your test results, and talk to your about the problem, and potential solutions. Ask about the benefits and risks of the options, and the likelihood of their success. It will be just fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had a mri on my liver and the report says i have severe hepatic steatosis would inflammation be involved and would it be nash?

I had a mri on my liver and the report says i have severe hepatic steatosis would inflammation be involved and would it be nash?

Fatty Liver: This very common liver disease. presence of fat does not always mean liver damage need more liver tests to determine if fat is causing liver damage ...Read more

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In my recent ct results. 1.6cm renal adenoma(in previous ct it was adrenal adenoma)thickening of right adrenal and hepatic steatosis. prognosis?

In my recent ct results. 1.6cm renal adenoma(in previous ct it was adrenal adenoma)thickening of right adrenal and hepatic steatosis.  prognosis?

?Typo: It sounds like there might be a typographical error in the report. An adrenal adenoma(which is benign) does not go away or turn into a renal adenoma. Moreover, a renal adenoma cannot be diagnosed by CT, it would require a biopsy to establish that. Have your doctor review the report for accuracy. ...Read more

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CT scan says moderate hepatic steatosis with focal fatty sparing and enlarged liver. Pain, swelling, nausea for 2 weeks. Should I worry?

CT scan says moderate hepatic steatosis with focal fatty sparing and enlarged liver. Pain, swelling, nausea for 2 weeks. Should I worry?

That depends: I would say fatty changes and hepatic steatosis is not uncommon. The large liver and pain is another story. You and your doctor should discuss the reasons realizing you may not avoid a biopsy ...Read more

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My CT scan was suggestive of hepatic steatosis.I hardly drink alcohol, not overweight and not diabetic.My doctor blew it off but should I be concerned?

My CT scan was suggestive of hepatic steatosis.I hardly drink alcohol, not overweight and not diabetic.My doctor blew it off but should I be concerned?

See below: Steatosis per se does not always lead to hepatocellular injury suggesting that a two-step model involving additional secondary insults is required for the inflammatory component of steatohepatitis i would get a second opinion just my thoughts I am sure there are folks who would disagree! ...Read more