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What does mild diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Fatty infiltration

Fatty infiltration has the other name of fatty hepatitis.
This is not good to have This finding means fat is getting into the liver and taking over the liver and if enough kills the liver. It comes from being obese, too much alcohol intake repeatedly, eating too many fatty foods. Diffuse means the fat is already all over the liver mild means not a lot yet. Should stop the cause of this now.

In brief: Fatty infiltration

Fatty infiltration has the other name of fatty hepatitis.
This is not good to have This finding means fat is getting into the liver and taking over the liver and if enough kills the liver. It comes from being obese, too much alcohol intake repeatedly, eating too many fatty foods. Diffuse means the fat is already all over the liver mild means not a lot yet. Should stop the cause of this now.
Dr. Theresa Henderson
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Not from fat, but sugar/carb consumption, which liver converts to triglyceride fats for storage. If liver cells cannot export the triglycerides fast enough, then fat accumulation, steatosis. Thus the strong association with Diabetes Mellitus, another low fat foods (sugars) driven disease.
Dr. Garrett Norvell
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Nonspecific

Hi! It means that the cells of the liver are accumulating fat and not getting rid of it.
This can be due to alcohol, overuse of tylenol (acetaminophen) (and several other medications), malnutrition, as well as metabolic problems like diabetes, obesity and elevated triglycerides. Mild fatty liver itself is usually not dangerous, but it can sometimes progress, and it can be sign of one of the above diseases.

In brief: Nonspecific

Hi! It means that the cells of the liver are accumulating fat and not getting rid of it.
This can be due to alcohol, overuse of tylenol (acetaminophen) (and several other medications), malnutrition, as well as metabolic problems like diabetes, obesity and elevated triglycerides. Mild fatty liver itself is usually not dangerous, but it can sometimes progress, and it can be sign of one of the above diseases.
Dr. Garrett Norvell
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Steatosis is medical

term for this. The primary drivers are carbohydrates, especially simple ones (i.
e. sugars) in food, including fermented (alcohol); not fats. Why? We are water based creatures, all carbs digested & absorbed only as simple sugars. All sugars bind water thus ??ing body mass. Thus we convert most excess ingested sugars (in liver) into triglyceride fats for storage. Study: http://goo.gl/H7mItd.

In brief: Steatosis is medical

term for this. The primary drivers are carbohydrates, especially simple ones (i.
e. sugars) in food, including fermented (alcohol); not fats. Why? We are water based creatures, all carbs digested & absorbed only as simple sugars. All sugars bind water thus ??ing body mass. Thus we convert most excess ingested sugars (in liver) into triglyceride fats for storage. Study: http://goo.gl/H7mItd.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Garrett Norvell: correct about accumulating faster than being shipped out (within the lipoproteins; i.e. the fat transporting proteins, e.g. VLDL-P & LDL-P). Theresa Henderson: correct about being a form of hepatitis (the most common form in Western countries if eating a low-fat diet, aka high-carbs). Be aware: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW
Dr. Kamal Singh
Internal Medicine

In brief: Fat

Fat molecules all over in the liver.

In brief: Fat

Fat molecules all over in the liver.
Dr. Kamal Singh
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