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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

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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I am 38 f weigh 276 lost 44 lbs since march. When will I finally get relief from my fatty liver?

I am 38 f weigh 276 lost 44 lbs since march. When will I finally get relief from my fatty liver?

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

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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?

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

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How common is it for somebody to get acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

How common is it for somebody to get acute fatty liver of pregnancy?

Rare: Acute fatty liver of pregnancy is rare. It has an estimated incidence of 1 in 7000 to 1 in 20, 000 deliveries. It is more common in patients with multiple gestations and maybe in women who are underweight. ...Read more

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How to get a fatty liver when your not obese or have elevated liver enzymes?

How to get a fatty liver when your not obese or have elevated liver enzymes?

Hereditary: The New England Journal just published a big article on the genetic basis of non-alcoholic fatty liver. I'm going to assume you're not a drinker. While we're learning about this, you might be doing yourself a huge favor by getting back into a fitness-focused lifestyle. ...Read more

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Does having a fatty liver makes me more prone to get sepsis?

Does having a fatty liver makes me more prone to get sepsis?

Fatty liver.: I’m not aware of a direct correlation between fatty liver and sepsis. Having a fatty liver is not known to suppress the function of the immune system, and should not make you more prone to infections that would lead to sepsis. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fatty liver?

How to get rid of fatty liver?

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 more

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How do I get rid of a fatty liver?

How do I get rid of a fatty liver?

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 more

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What do I do to get rid of a fatty liver?

What do I do to get rid of a fatty liver?

This how you do it: Read these 2 short articles to get rid of fatty liver: 1. https://www.kaushikmd.com/fatty-liver-on-a-rise-with-diabetes-and-obesity-epidemics/
2. https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ ...Read more

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How does someone get non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

How does someone get non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

NAFLD: Fatty liver is found in patients who suffer from obesity, diabetes, and other disease processes associated with metabolic syndrome. Some drugs can cause fatty liver. ...Read more

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What foods should I be eating to get rid of fatty liver. Nafld?

What foods should I be eating to get rid of fatty liver.  Nafld?

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 more

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Could you tell me how much drinking does it take to get fatty liver disease?

Depends : On how much damage your liver got from other conditions, such as hepatitis, elevated lipids, or other toxins besides alcohol. Surprisingly little in some people. And some people manage to get fatty liver even without drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Do lots of people get acute fatty liver of pregnancy, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get acute fatty liver of pregnancy, or is it unusual?

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

Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Insurance (Definition)

Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more


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Fatty Liver (Definition)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the weight of your liver/ In some cases, this disease can ...Read more