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What is a fatty liver?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Liver has more fat
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.
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 causes of fatty liver, plus cholesterol problems.

In brief: Liver has more fat
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.
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 causes of fatty liver, plus cholesterol problems.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Changes needed
While fatty liver is usually a "benign" finding, it needs to be addressed.
Unchecked it can still lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. It is also associated with other comorbid diseases. It is a sign you need to make some lifestyle changes - nothing beats dietary improvement and increased activity/exercise as able.

In brief: Changes needed
While fatty liver is usually a "benign" finding, it needs to be addressed.
Unchecked it can still lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. It is also associated with other comorbid diseases. It is a sign you need to make some lifestyle changes - nothing beats dietary improvement and increased activity/exercise as able.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Self explanantory
"fatty" liver means that there are fat deposits in your liver, usually occurs as we age; and usually benign.

In brief: Self explanantory
"fatty" liver means that there are fat deposits in your liver, usually occurs as we age; and usually benign.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fatty liver
Fatty liver disease is a term used to describe the accumulation of fat in the liver. There are 2 main causes, excess alcohol, but the more common cause is Insulin resistance or pre-diabetes.
Insulin resistance is diagnosed with, high blood pressure, high triglycerides (more than 150), and weight gain around the waist. Rise in blood sugar often happens later.

In brief: Fatty liver
Fatty liver disease is a term used to describe the accumulation of fat in the liver. There are 2 main causes, excess alcohol, but the more common cause is Insulin resistance or pre-diabetes.
Insulin resistance is diagnosed with, high blood pressure, high triglycerides (more than 150), and weight gain around the waist. Rise in blood sugar often happens later.
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Dr. Lea Danielsen
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Dr. James Underberg
Internal Medicine
In brief: Hepatic insulin res
Often seen in patients with metabolic syndrome , low HDL and high triglycerides.

In brief: Hepatic insulin res
Often seen in patients with metabolic syndrome , low HDL and high triglycerides.
Dr. James Underberg
Dr. James Underberg
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