How likely is fatty liver turn to cirrhosis from being obese?

Possible. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with a condition called Insulin resistance, which in turn associated with metabolic syndrome and diabetes.Obesity is the most common cause of Insulin resistance, is responsible for 25 % of all liver disease, in turn can cause cirrhosis of liver.
YOU can change that. Fatty liver disease is the most common liver problem in america now. Unlike other liver diseases which often require treatments provided by physicians, fatty liver disease is primarily treated by you. Severe, untreated fatty liver will lead to problems down the road, but it is reversible with wt loss. If I am not mistaken, u already lost 41lbs--great job. Keep up the good work. Good luck.

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How likely is fatty liver from obesity to turn into cirrhosis. I am dieting and losing weight 47lbs since march?

Recovery works. Consider attending a meeting of overeaters anonymous to maintain your progress. Read more...
Likely. The progression from fatty liver to steatohepatitis to cirrhosis can be be reversed with weight loss. Depending on how overweight you are bariatric surgery may be able to offer a higher success rate than diet and exercise. Read more...

If you are losing wt and exercising and have a fatty liver from being obese and have lost 42lbs since march how likely is that progress to cirrhosis?

Congratulations! . Losing 42lbs=phenomenal success! although fatty liver is the #1 cause of liver disease in america now, your chance of developing cirrhosis is significantly subsiding with wt loss. U are young and already taking the right step with good success. Wt loss will help fatty liver but it will take time. Avoid excessive alcohol. Live healthy, live well, live long! keep up the good work. Good luck. Read more...

Obese 38f diagnosed with fatty liver. I weigh 285 I have lost 38lbs. How likely is this to turn to cirrhosis?

Should not. Cirrhosis usually follows inflammation of the liver and seldom occurs with fatty liver alone. If you are losing weight you should be complemented and please keep it up. You set a great example of what should and can be done with resolution, . Read more...
NAFLD vs NASH. nonalcoholic fatty liver, normal enzymes - not at risk for progression to cirrhosis. NASH- nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. good for you to lose the weight, have your PCP monitor the liver enzymes. 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...

Fatty liver from obesity. Wt274. Lost 46lbs since march. How likely will this develop into cirrhosis. Or should I see about weight loss surgery?

Not likely. Your fatty liver will actually be cured by weight loss and you should have little risk of cirrhosis. Weight loss surgery is proven as the only long-term effective method of significant weight loss for those that have 100 or more pounds to lose. There are several minimally invasive bariatric procedures available that will work well to help you lose and keep off your unhealthy excess weight. Read more...
Probably surgery . At 274, you are likely to be at least 100 pounds overweight. Most studies show a 1% long term success with non-surgical methods once you reach that weight. Of course, you would need to consider al of your potential medical problems including sleep apnea, joint problems, etc., but surgery is a consideration. Read more...
Lose more eat better. Probably will need weight loss surgery. Fatty liver disease is the fastest rising cause of cirrhosis. But you must eat well - highly processed carbs and sugars will lead to more fatty liver disease. Weight loss is the only known way to reverse it. Read more...
Fatty liver obesity. To answer your question, would need to know your height and weight to calculate your bmi. Also would need a weight history and liver function tests. But, the longer answer to your question is that we are recognizing increasingly that a common form of non alcoholic cirrhosis is damage from fatty liver related to obesity. It takes years for this damage to occur, and early on, is often reversible. Read more...

Does fatty liver from being obese generally turn into cirrhosis?

Relatively low % With the exception of the histologic features found on liver biopsy, no clinical or laboratory features can predict progression of nash (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) in any given patient. Your degree of obesity does not significantly alter the clinical course. Progression of nash to cirrhosis over a 7-yr period is lower than for alcohol-related fatty liver, ranging from 3 to 26 percent. Read more...
Liver biopsy. No, but it definitely can and should be monitored by your doctor. Read more...
It is possible. but not a general rule. Patients who have underlying steatohepatitis or inflammation are at the highest risk of progressing to liver cirrhosis over many years . There are patients with simple steatosis or just fat without inflammation that we do not believe will progress but some can. prospective studies are ongoing. diabetes is a big risk factor. Read more...

I was diagnosed with fatty liver from obesity with borderline enlargement. I am losing about two lbs a week for total of 50 since march. I am worried about cirrhosis?

Weight loss. An extensive fatty liver can lead to nash (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) which could lead to cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is essentially scarring of the liver. Chronic inflammation from fatty infiltration can lead to cirrhosis as it is an inflammatory condition. Losing weight however can reverse this process and restore the liver to its normal state. Continue with the weight loss and this should improve. Read more...

I have fatty liver w/ borderline enlargement from being obese. For the past week I wake in am with a little blood in sputnum. Could this be cirrhosis?

FATTY LIVER. At your age, i doubt very much that your fatty liver is severe enough to cause esophageal varices which could bleed and cause you to have blood in your throat. The most likely explanation is an inflammed back of the throat causing a bit of a capillary leakage. However, you should be examined to properly determine where this blood is coming from please. Read more...

I am 38 f obese with fatty liver. I have lost 42 lbs since march. My hair is falling out. Could this be a sign of cirrhosis?

Probably not. Cirrhosis is not usually associated with hair loss.Any time there is a rapid reduction in weight or any kind of illness then we can see hair loss increase for several months. This type of hair loss comes back so not to worry. Good luck on your weight loss. Read more...
Hair Loss. Hair loss associated with weight loss is most likely due to a nutritional deficiency. It is highly unlikely that it is related to your liver. Read more...