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Will A Fatty Liver Prevent Me From Getting Life Insurance
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
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
Hard to tell: For somebody losing weight, trying to get to a normal weight and get rid of fatty liver, she will know it when she gets there. Different people get fatty liver at different weights. People can get fatty liver even if they're under 200 pounds. So, the goal is to lose weight, a couple of pounds a week, all the way down to normal weight. Exercise is important as well. ...Read more
I get tired way too easily as compared to my age group.
Whenever I work out, next day is always tough one. I have history of having fatty liver?
Get checked by MD: You need to get a check up from your Primary Care Physician to find out the cause of your symptoms of being tired so easily. You will need a thorough examination and if indicated blood and other tests ...Read more
Is fatty liver dangerous? How can I get back to normal? Previously I don't have fatty liver, but it showed now?
Once you get fatty liver will it always be there? I've lost 35 lbs and liver is borderline enlarged. How long will it take to b normal
Reverse risk factors: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from steatohepatitis (fatty liver with abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: I am not sure you are obese person or not. If so, you need to lose weight gradually with diet and exercise. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure or high lipid (especially high triglyceride), make sure these are in good control. For diet, you need to cut down on carbs and fat. Regular aerobic exercise even without weight loss can lower your fat content in the liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If u had non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, with constant hyperammonia, would u get started on your bucket list? I am 55 and female with 10 other illn
encephalopathy?: Do you have cirrhosis? Why are your doctors checking ammonia? Do you have periods of confusion? Cirrhosis from nafld/Nash can lead to improper handling of ammonia leading to confusion and altered level of consciousness. This is treatable. You should consider a consult with a hepatologist or gastroenterologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 38 f obese. Wt 278 with fatty liver and borderline enlargement. I have lost 42 lbs since march. How long does it take for liver to get bk to norm?
Uncommon: Acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFP) is rare, occurring in about 1 in 10, 000 pregnancies. It is quite serious and can be fatal (to mom and / or baby) — good outcomes require prompt diagnosis and treatment, which usually incudes delivery of the baby as soon as the mother is stable. Recurrance risk is about 25% for subsequent pregnancies. ...Read more
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