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Will A Fatty Liver Prevent Me From Getting Life Insurance
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
Prevent causes: The first line therapy for preventing heart disease is to make sure you stay away from the causes. Amonst these are cigarettes, fast food, obesity, diabetes, lack of exercise & anything else that can cause inflammation in your body. Eating a meditterean diet, losing weight & starting an exercise program is a great first step. Adding omega-3 fatty acids is one of the most important supplements. ...Read more
Is there a way to reverse fatty liver before it leads to cirrhosis? My doctor told me I have a fatty liver and i’m worried it will lead to cirrhosis. Is fatty liver reversible?
Fatty : Fatty liver refers to an accumulation of fat in and around the liver. In most patients, the condition itself is not harmful. On the other hand, if the fat leads to inflammation there can be damage to the liver. The diagnosis then, for patients who don't drink alcohol, is non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash). If the inflammation goes unchecked, cirrhosis may result. The treatment of fatty liver depends on the underlying cause, which from patient to patient can be quite different. The most common causes are obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol (collectively called the dysmetabolic syndrome, which in america is now epidemic). Other causes include severe weight loss, gastric bypass, certain medications, and inflammatory bowel disease, to name just a few. Given the wide range of causes, the treatment program has to be tailored to each patient. So, in answer to your question, yes, fatty liver is reversible if its treated early and appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is MS fatal ? How will the further life will be. Can i leave married life. How much does it cost per month as I am from middle class.
If you have MS, : You need to see a neurologist and start a disease modifying treatment asap. Prednisolone is but temporary for relapses. If you cannot afford cost of meds, most companies have compassionate programs and provide low cost or free medications. See an experienced neurologist and get stabilized. ...Read more
Liver: Yes you can. steatohepatitis, simple put fat deposits in your liver can be excerated by poor fatty diet, or high consumption of alcohol. I had a patient that became depressed after his divorce. resorted to alcohol, binging, and drinking a pint of vodka on a daily. he induced liver changes very quickly. ...Read more
Can you tell me: are unable to get cancer because of a complex sugar called hyaluronan. If i go on a hyaluronan diet, will it help prevent cancer?
Is psoriasis a disease originating from an overworked liver? If so will excess hydration help cleanse the toxins from my liver?
Fatty liver risks: 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 more
How long can you live with chronic pancreatitis if you eat a low fat diet, don't take any alcohol, and exercise? Can you stop the disease in its tracks from progressing further?
Yes: Hope you do not have Triglyceride or gall stone problem. Any anatomical anomaly in the biliary tract may cause the problem also. Discuss with PMD. ...Read more
My sister just got diagnosed with liver cirrhosis from years of drinking and abusing prescription medication. Does it ALWAYS lead to liver cancer?
No: Usually it doesn't. However, if she does not stop drinking, it is just as deadly as if it was cancer. You already know that there is nothing you can do to change her. I am glad you are there for her should she be able to get her life together and seek you out. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Water, water, water: Drink plenty of water. Dehydration increases the risk of both kidney stones and kidney infections. Think of the water you drink as diluting the other substances in your urine, including the minerals that can cause kidney stones, as well as washing out your urinary system to flush bacteria out of you and into the toilet! ...Read more
38 f. Fatty liver from obesity. Lost 38lbs so far. How likely is it that I will get cirrhosis. Enzymes are good. Iron is a little low?
Not very likely...: Not very likely, and it sounds like you're doing fine. As per prior healthtap answers, fatty liver is most commonly associated in america with obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, and excess alcohol consumption. Avoid, treat, reverse any of these risks and fatty liver typically improves. Keep up the good work as you approach your goal weight, avoid alcohol, and eat healthy. ...Read more
Can you get cured from Collagen Vascular Disease? I'm taking nifedipine. will I have to take them for the rest of my life. I'm 16!
How long can you live without spleen? Higher chance of cancer or serious life issues? Had a splenectomy. Am 20 years old want to live to 80
Having no spleen: is not uncommon, many people don't, either born without, lose it to a disease or trauma ,get it urgically removed,or due to other conditions,vaccines against pneumococcus,meningitis and h. Flu should be administered, others like flu shots every year would be needed, antibiotics should be started as soon as infection is suspected, keep antibiotics handy when you travel, follow up with doctor often, ...Read more
Antifungals: Antifungal medication can take care of most cases of coccidiomycosis. A small % of patients may develop chronic lung problems such as a nodule or cavity in the lungs, or chronic pneumonia. Even in these cases, antifungals over a long period of time (usually at least a yr) are used. Surgery may be required for a ruptured cavity or some lung nodules, but rarely would someone lose an entire lung. ...Read more
My father is suffering from liver cirhosis .50% of his liver damage. Now he follwoing diet and monitiering liver health. What would you recommend. ?
Want to know about good diet for a patient with thalassemia . Like foods from which i can gain weight , from which i can get vita-d and calcium?
Interesting question: To my awareness there is no specific thalassemia diet. Regarding weight gain and vitamin d and calcium, i recommend a well rounded diet of meats, fruits, vegetables and grains, and dairy products. Most physicians are checking vitamin d levels and prescribing vitamin d and calcium according to test results. Check with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long on average does it usually take a liver to repair itself from something like alcoholic hepatitis, given healthy diet and cessation of alcohol?
Depends on length of: time and extent of hepatitis present, and if cirrhosis may also be present?The liver is a remarkable in terms of regenerating itself provided there's not a lot of fatty infiltration present (scarring). If you have mild hepatitis, that is better than having severe alcoholic liver disease too. So, it's great that you are restoring your overall health to your liver & body that will accelerate this. ...Read more
Can a vegan diet help with fatty liver and how long for a liver of 16.7 cm to return back to normal size?
Yes and No: It's what a patient eats, and not the label on his type of diet, that matters. Fatty liver worsens with the eating of sugars and simple carbs. Sugars and simple carbs are usually vegan (not of animal origin). Thus, a vegan will want to eat non-animal food items that are low in sugars and low in simple carbohydrates. ...Read more
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