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What is the best thing to do with my mild fatty liver?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Lose weight, see Dr.

A person with mild fatty liver likely has gotten extra fat in most other places in the body, and probably is eating more sugar and plain carbs than he should be.
To start, exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet will help. He should work with his primary care doctor to see if he needs medication or further testing, as there can be other problems, such as high cholesterol.

In brief: Lose weight, see Dr.

A person with mild fatty liver likely has gotten extra fat in most other places in the body, and probably is eating more sugar and plain carbs than he should be.
To start, exercise, weight loss, and a low sugar and low carbs diet will help. He should work with his primary care doctor to see if he needs medication or further testing, as there can be other problems, such as high cholesterol.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lose Weight.

If you have fatty liver deposition and you are overweight that is one option.
If you drink a lot i would cut back.

In brief: Lose Weight.

If you have fatty liver deposition and you are overweight that is one option.
If you drink a lot i would cut back.
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Dr. Michael Borookhim
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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Weight loss

Needs further exam including liver ultrasound and labs.
But according to new england journal of medicine 800iu of vitamin E a day for 1year can help. Overall if you are overweight this is the first thing to change.

In brief: Weight loss

Needs further exam including liver ultrasound and labs.
But according to new england journal of medicine 800iu of vitamin E a day for 1year can help. Overall if you are overweight this is the first thing to change.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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Dr. EMILIA MATOS
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: DIET

Diet, avoid alcohol.

In brief: DIET

Diet, avoid alcohol.
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends on cause

If not alcohol related, mild fatty liver will generally not cause liver symptoms or progress to severe liver problems.
The most likely cause is Insulin resistance. If so, the best option is to loose weight.. Diabetes and heart disease are not caused by fatty liver but caused by the same process that causes fatty liver. Weight loss will prevent these complications.

In brief: It depends on cause

If not alcohol related, mild fatty liver will generally not cause liver symptoms or progress to severe liver problems.
The most likely cause is Insulin resistance. If so, the best option is to loose weight.. Diabetes and heart disease are not caused by fatty liver but caused by the same process that causes fatty liver. Weight loss will prevent these complications.
Dr. Lea Danielsen
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid sugar

Sugar contributes to fatty liver learn about liver detox clean liver frequently use n-acetyl cysteine, liver needs energy for detox - use b vit, co-q10, milk thistle and phosphatidyl choline.

In brief: Avoid sugar

Sugar contributes to fatty liver learn about liver detox clean liver frequently use n-acetyl cysteine, liver needs energy for detox - use b vit, co-q10, milk thistle and phosphatidyl choline.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alcohol

Cut down alcohol drinki.

In brief: Alcohol

Cut down alcohol drinki.
Dr. DAVID AMOS
Dr. DAVID AMOS
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