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What Vitamins Help To Fight A Fatty Liver
Vitamin E: The only study done for vitamins and fatty liver also compare vitamin E with Actos (pioglitazone) ( a diabetes medication) demostrated vitamin E decresed the inflamation of fatty liver. Now, you should take a combination of vitamin E called tocopherols the most important is gamma tocopherol. ...Read more
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
Cap: How about in casules that is how i take it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Eat Healthy: There are no specific foods to get rid of fatty liver. However, the fat responds to a healthy well balanced diet with exercise. If you are overweight, weight loss is key to help the liver decrease fat accumulations. If you have diabetes or elevated cholesterol, it is important to control them as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supplement: Essentiale forte is a supplement and is unlikely to cause any problems. It may not improve fatty liver much, but should not hurt you. There is very little evidence that it makes much of a difference. If you have further questions, you should follow up with your family practice provider. ...Read more
Don't drink so much: There are no pills/supplements/treatments that "protect" your liver from alcohol. None. If you're drinking so much that you're worried about your liver, then you're drinking too much. The only way to protect your liver from the damage done by excessive alcohol consumption is to curtail your alcohol consumption, because early on, the damage is reversible. Contact your doctor for help or call a.A. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe, and how much of vitamin E can I consume daily? And would it help to reduce my cholesterol, sugar level, and fatty liver?
Weight loss...: Fatty liver disease is most often a consequence of the foods we eat and being overweight. There is no specific treatment for fatty liver. If your bmi is > 24, losing weight will result in improvement in ast/alt and reduction of fat in the liver. As the liver returns to a more normal size the pain should go away. Good luck! ...Read more
Other than ginger, what supplements can I take to promote a healthy GI tract, and perhaps help my swollen spleen to shrink ?
Depends: It depends on the problem you're having. Enlarged spleen is a consequence of the problem you're having, so without identifying it, it would be hard to suggest anything. Ginger is not curative. It may sooth upset stomach, but won't do anything for the liver or spleen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: Especially if it's non-alcoholic. Ask your physician before you start up. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/734723. ...Read more
According to blood work, I have a fatty liver, what food should I be eating? Would a liver cleanse help?
Low Carb: A fatty liver develops when the body has too much glucose/sugar that gets converted into fat for storage. Following a low carb diet with adequate protein and fat, and exercising can help to reverse this condition. While a liver cleanse might be something to consider in the future under the guidance of an experienced medical practitioner, the first step is to take control of your diet. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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