Liver Cirrhosis is no laughing matter. It is possible to relieve quite a few of your symptoms by adopting a normal liver cirrhosis diet.
One promising factor, for all those suffering from cirrhosis, is that the liver has been blessed with an incredible capability to regenerate itself. Even right after your diagnosis, there is desire for repairing the harm performed. Your liver will, if offered the probability by ingesting the appropriate nutrients within the correct ratios, return to it is previously healthful condition. Here are a few of the best foods it’s best to be eating when you are following the liver cirrhosis diet.
The most necessary foods that one should be eating when subsequent this particular diet are contemporary fruits, contemporary greens and plenty of refreshing salads also. The nutrients in these new meals will allow your liver to make wonderful repairs to itself- antioxidants, nutritional vitamins along with other elements in these foods function within your favor. A further way to speed up the healing method would be to eat these foods by juicing your fruit and veggies and obtaining them into your program in juice type.
You also need to get plenty of top quality protein foods in your diet plan at the same time. From poultry to nuts, fish and other lean sources, you’ll be doing your liver a huge favor in providing it what it needs to obtain superior swiftly. These extraordinary food items will support strengthen and increase your immune system although also repairing the harm cells that are existing in your liver. Excessive body fat intake will be the opposite of what you want to repair your liver, so make sure to monitor this closely- Omega three fatty acids, accessible in fish and other sources, are an excellent choice. These wholesome fats can support restore any of your damaged cell membranes.
1 subsequent a liver cirrhosis diet need to be consuming lots of healing nutrients and herbs that could aid totally reverse the damage which was carried out for your ailing liver. Milk Thistle, gotu kola and artichokes supply quite a few of the herbs your body wants to recover. Also, make note of the vitamins and micronutrients your body requirements to recover your liver- most notably Zinc and vitamins B, C and E.
Obviously, with a specialized liver cirrhosis diet plan, you will also need to exclude specific meals. That is why you want to go along with refreshing food items and prevent processed merchandise along with the widespread feeling to keep away from alcohol. Refined carbohydrates- typically found in past, bread and cereal- are to become averted whatsoever costs. Maintaining these out of one’s program will avoid the inflammation that arrives with processing these nutrients bodily. That’s why you should reduce the intake of those food items, and better but remove them totally out of your diet plan to obtain the very best healing achievable.
Maintain the previously mentioned guidelines in thoughts when preparing your liver cirrhosis diet plan and you’ll be within the street to recovery. Your possibilities of healing your liver and residing a wholesome lifestyle are considerably greater after you get these suggestions and stick to them to the letter.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the recommended diet for fatty liver(non alcoholic) and stones?
After being diagnosed with CT scan & Ultra Sound,result found was fatty liver & stones( chronic cholecystisis +cholelithiasis).
what is recommended diet plus any good health guide website you know?
your help please
avoid all dairy
Avoid ALL margarines and similar type spreads
• Avoid deep fried and fatty foods.
• Avoid sugary processed foods and drinks
• Limit chicken and turkey that is not free range as this contains artificial growth hormones, antibiotics and steroids that increase the livers workload.
• Drink 2 liters of water each day.
• Avoid artificial sweeteners see www.dorway.com
Does anyone know a good cleansing diet for a fatty liver?
My daughter was diagnosed with a fatty liver. She is overweight and we are working on that with diet and exercise but I have read that cleansing diets are very helpful but would like to find one that doesn’t require me forking out lots of money for supplements that I have no idea what they actually contain.
I have a fatty liver too
well all of me is fatty actually
What is the best diet for a “fatty” liver?
I have multiple lipomas (benign fatty bumps) that I understand are due to a “sluggish” liver. What diet will help get and keep my liver healthy?
The best (and easiest and cheapest!) thing you can do is to eat a diet of at least 75% raw foods. (Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fresh juices, lots of filtered water.)
Keep the colon clean to facilitate toxin elimination from the liver: Eating plenty of raw fibrous vegetables, like carrots, celery and cauliflower, will sweep out your colon nicely.
Foods high in Vitamin K (leafy greens, alfalfa sprouts) are especially beneficial.
Eat plenty of raw almonds, Brazil nuts, coconut, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds. These contain arginine, an amino acid which helps to detoxify ammonia, a by-product of protein digestion.
Best of luck.
Fatty liver diet? Is it ok?
I stopped eating fast food, I’m eating oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, fruits and all that. I don’t know if I can eat cheese too? Or if you recommend any diet for fatty liver please.
it coudlnt hurt. avoid all sugars & High fructose corn syrup. dont drink ANY soda pop (even diet the sweetners are bad too) . avoid certain medicines and alcohol
Non Alcoholic-Fatty Liver diet?
Please tell me weight loss diet for Fatty liver? I am non Alcholic person and the diet should be popular and effective?
This link has everything you need to know
What is fatty liver? what kind of diet should he take?
My father has been diagonised with fatty liver. Is it serious? What kind of diet should he take?
People who consume too much alcohol over too long a time period develop first a fatty infiltration of their liver cells, then inflammation that progresses to fibrosis, then ultimately, if the drinking doesn’t stop, to cirrhosis and possibly even liver cancer. This same exact progression takes place in the livers of many people who are overweight and/or insulin resistant. It is indistinguishable from the alcoholic variety, and is diagnosed only by the fact that the patient doesn’t drink to excess. The disorder is called non-acoholic fatty liver disorder (NAFLD) and is widespread. How widespread? A recent study in the American Journal of Physiology determined that 33.6% of subjects from an ethnically diverse population in Dallas County (Texas) had fatty infiltrations of their livers to a significant degree. Thats one third of the people!
How is it treated? In my opinion it is treated most effectively with an Eat stop Eat diet (see source for link). My husband and I have both treated many hundreds of patients with NAFLD with a ESE diet. And we’re not the only ones who believe in this kind of nutritional therapy.
Read about the diet here:
Any special diet for non alcoholic fatty liver, grade 1?
I am a 46 year old lady.One month ago I felt discomfort on my right side above the abdomen(heaviness) and fullness on my stomach.In ultra sound scanning they found Grade 1 fatty liver.Is this curable,any special diet for this? Doctor prescribed Livomyn and Forliv capsules for three months.Still I have discomfort on my right side.
I am waiting for precious answers.
Fatty Liver Diet?
I am 14 years old . I went to the Hospital on Friday night. i went in with a fever of 101 and my tummy was hurting so the Doctor did a CT scan and noticed I had a Mild enlarged liver … basicaly it was Fatty liver I AM over weight and iv been working on it before i went into the doctor I have lost 10 pounds from “sweating to the oldies” with Richard Simmons, So i am determined to get a heathy liver! I need Help.Anything I went to wal-mart andbought a bunch of veggies with my mom I was also wondering are Can veggies ok? for my liver, Any help like websites good Books Diets anything Please help i fell lost
No i dont Drink or Smoke… Duh
Sorry to not agree with your diagnosis, but a CT scan is NOT able to diagnose a Fatty Liver (FL). Only an actual tissue biopsy of the liver with a special stain and microscope examination by ba pathology physician (pathologist) can make that diagnose which is commonly seen in heavy drinkers of alcohol and nother rare diseases. I suggest you ask your parent to get from your doctor a copy of the actual report tghat says your diagnosis of FL. I am certain you’ll be surprised – for the better.
What should be the proper diet for patients suffering from fatty liver? Give detailed diet chart?
fatty liver can be cured only by avoiding fatty food from your diet like oil butter etc
diet for fatty liver disease?
I have a reading of 202 for elevated gamma GT enzymes in the liver, it is not alcohol related; besides no red meat, oily fish, crustacean’s, is there anything else to avoid. I have been prescribed a pill to take at night for high cholesterol and I know I must lose weight and do more exercise, I am 70 years old so going mad at the gym is out!
You should avoid high-glycemic carbohydrates such as white bread, white rice, butter, most prepared breakfast cereals (the ones high in sugar, anyway), sugary/starchy foods, carbonated drinks, anything fried/greasy.
Your diet should be rich in vegetables, fruit (other than bananas…they have a lot of glucose in them), beans and legumes, whole grain breads, skim milk, high protein/low fat meats (chicken, low fat fish, turkey).
Some doctors recommend a glass of red wine a day when and if triglyceride levels are normal. You may wish to ask your doctor about that.
what is a good diet plan for a person with fatty liver?
I already know the basics like fruit and beans and vegetables, but what should i really avoid and what should i eat more of. like yogurt? bread? what’s ok?
Are protein shakes bad for me if I’m trying to go on a diet due to a fatty liver?
Oh and no, I’m not drinking the shakes recreationally. The shakes supplement my breakfast
Carbs, sugar & alcohol create a fatty liver, not protein & fat. Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content.
SEVEN REASONS TO EAT MORE SATURATED FAT -
1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors
Saturated fat in the diet reduces the levels of lipoprotein (a) abbreviated Lp(a)—that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. The only dietary means of lowering Lp(a) is eating saturated fat. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol.
2) Stronger bones
Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone – According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50 percent of the fats in the diet should be saturated fats.
3) Improved liver health
Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from the toxic insults of alcohol & medications and even to reverse the damage.
4) Healthy lungs
For proper function, the airspaces of the lungs have to be coated with a thin layer of lung surfactant. The fat content of lung surfactant is 100 percent saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes breathing difficulties, collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.
5) Healthy brain
Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Though highly unsaturated essential fatty acids found in cold-water fish (EPA & DHA) are important for brain & nerve function, most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.
6) Proper nerve signaling
Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, & palm oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism. Without the correct signals to tell the organs & glands what to do, the job gets done improperly.
7) Strong immune system
Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil (myristic acid & lauric acid) play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, & fungi. Myristic & lauric acid have potent germ-killing ability. We need dietary replenishment of them to keep the immune system vigilant against the development of cancerous cells & infectious invaders.
FINALLY they admit – no difference in the risk of heart disease even with highest intake of saturated fat & eggs are a superfood & have no effect on cholesterol
Eggs ‘should be considered a superfood’ say scientists
Nutrition scientists have found that eggs are one of the most nutrient-dense foods available and are recommending that we eat at least one egg a day to get the optimum benefits.
If you have a fatty liver, will the Atkins diet make your body burn the fat in the liver also??
Just diagnosed and need to lose about 50 lbs.
Is it non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)? Have you talked to your doctor about your diagnosis and treatment options?
Here is a really good article about it. Then talk to your doctor.
a perfect diet for cholestrol & fatty liver, for 3 meals a day?
i have got cholestrol in the border line, i m 29, male. i got to know that animal fats, dairy products, oils contains cholestrols. so i m going to avoid meat, poultry, all dairy products. i believe soy milk can replace milk (dont know if it contains cholestrol). i m ready to follow a strict diet.
Try the diet of “eat when I am hungry and stop when I am full!!”
It’s mind over matter.. your mind has to control your eating habits…
You have to learn how to change your eating habits and lifestyle permanently…
Find foods that are good for you that satisfy your cravings…
Pizza? – Try making your own pita pizza w/ lots of spices
Icecream? – Try frozen yogurt or frozen fat free ricotta cheese
Cookies/cakes – Everything in moderation – have 2 instead of 10
Once you commit to it – you’ll fee so much better! You won’t feel deprived or like you are suffering – You’ll fee empowered!
Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels… Just wait until you get that first feeling of… ooh I feel thinner… it’s contagious! You’ll want it to continue
A good tool is to.. think about what you are going to eat first… Drink a glass of water before your meal. Have your meal, and if after 20 min you are still hungry drink a glass of water. At night after dinner, have a little snack then, tell yourself “I am not going to eat after this”. Brush your teeth. If you’re hungry – have some water or tea/decaf coffee (even a diet rootbeer or diet cream soda if you’re really craving a sweetie).
The first night is the worst!! But the next morning when you wake up you will feel lean! That feeling will help motivate you the next day… you will want to maintain that lean feeling.
Did any body known a diet for a fatty liver tissue?
Depends on the cause, but generally a low fat diet, no alcohol.
ok serious question here? Is it possible fatty liver disease within 12 months can to do?
the beginning of liver failure? expexially of your diet has gotten worse and worse like fats after fats?and I know levels can rise in a liver funtion test in that time as mine has within 3 months. so will a fatty liver go to liver failure if the fatty diet does not change? I need to know. becasue I crave pasta with stacks of cheese on it and sugar etc. will this lead to liver failure in the not too distant future?
by the way I do not drink or have hep
The doctors do different tests to see how much fats you have in your body…like cholesterol and triglycerides. By these tests, he can tell if the liver is sufficiently handling these fats. It they are elevated…then it “can” lead to fat being developed in the liver cells. He can also do an ultrasound or Ct scan to confirm this fat in your
This might not sound serious, but it can turn into a disease that becomes very serious in nature. The Fat inside the liver puts pressure on the cells of the liver, that is surrounded by a membrane capsule. It can push the nucleus of these cells out of place and cause damage to them. When this happens, then it changes from having simple fatty liver into a more serious condition. When the cells of the liver become damaged, the immune system responds to this and causes inflammation also inside the liver. This adds to the pressure. If a person loses
weight (if that is the cause of it) and the inflammation is treated, then the cells of the liver can heal. If the inflammation continues on..it can lead to the cells dying off and forming scar tissue
inside the liver that blocks the flow of blood, not only to the cells of the liver, but also stops the flow of blood through the liver. This is then known as Cirrhosis of the liver and it cannot be reversed then and the cells of the liver will continue to die off– it is a progressive disease.
Nash or Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis…
It means that the patient has a non alcoholic cause of the development of fat (steato) inside the liver that causes the immune system to react and cause inflammation (hepatitis) in the liver cells.
Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver cells. Cirrhosis is the death of the liver cells that causes fibrosis and scar tissue development.
There are many different causes of fatty liver disease…if it is non alcohol in nature, it could be caused by weight, hereditary conditions, metabolic problems and there are others. Following what the doctor tell you to do is best. He has your past and present medical history and testing results to determine the cause and how to help you.
DIET FOR A FATTY LIVER PERSON AGED65 YRS WITH GOOD HABITS & GALL BLADER REMOVED CONDITIONED?
that,s me, too. i do weight watchers. before that , i ate what i wanted. i exercise. my son has a fatty liver. seems to be hereditary. i never had any problems after my gallbladder was removed.
What is the best diet/activity for a 34 yrs old guy who has been diagnosed of having a fatty liver?
To add up:
For over 10 yrs now, He’s not drinking alcohol and never smoke in his entire life
glass of milk
with 2 boiled egg
steam chicken or steam meet
take some non fat diet
glass of milk or shake
I might have fatty liver, i got a few diet questions?
My doctor found high alt and ast enzymes in my blood and she said its most likely fatty liver because im vaccinated for hepatitis B and i’m 98% sure i dont have C or A.
Anyway what changed should i make in my diet if i had fatty liver? my mom already said that’s it you should stop eating ketchup and don’t keep cooked food in fridge more than 3 days because it’s bad on your liver. Is this true?
What else should i be careful with, not counting the obvious alcohol.
p.s. im 5’5 and i weight 125 pounds 22yrs old
First: No one blood testing is 100% accurate. Many things can effect the
results of these tests like: exercising before the test was done, an
intramuscular injections, muscle injury, etc. Only one of the liver enzymes,
the ALT is most specific to the liver itself because it is made mostly by
the liver cells as the others enzymes can be made in other parts of the
More tests will be done to see if you truly have a liver problem.
The blood tests would include the liver function tests and liver viral
tests. Ultrasounds or Ct scan to look at the liver itself.
Second: there are many causes of liver cell damage:
alcohol consumption, medication toxification,
chemical exposure, auto immune disease,
mushroom poisoning, cardiac/vascular problems
viral or parasite infections, hereditary conditions,
tumors/cysts/growth/cancer, fatty liver disease and
So this may not be fatty liver…the cause of the liver
cells have to be determined. If you look over this
list then you might see if any of these apply.
There is no vaccination for Hepatitis C, but they
still have blood tests to check to see if you have it.
Fatty liver disease also has many causes:
weight gain or fast weight loss, malnourishment,
diabetes, certain types of medications,
high cholesterol/triglyceride levels, insulin
resistances and others. The cause has to be determined
here also. And of course alcohol consumption.
It would be best to not drink alcohol now and not
take any medications that are not approved of
or prescribed by your doctor. (this includes
over the counter, herbs, vitamins, minerals,
If this is a liver problem, ask to be referred to either
a gastroenterlogist or hepatologist.
You are not overweight because of your height.
You do not state how high these levels are. The doctor
may do more blood testing in a few months to see if these
levels stay elevated. Some times they will return into the
normal range. This is a more of a wait and see type thing.
Best wishes. I hope this information has been of some help.
Ketchup and cooked foods in refridge doesn’t have much to do
with a liver problem. (though, keeping foods this long can make
you sick if you eat them) Heptatis A can be caused by feces in
the food or drink…unclean water, shellfish, uncooked foods, etc.
Hepatitis B and C are usually contacted from body fluids and
blood transfusion or contact with another persons blood.
Does anyone know of anything good for fatty liver and a diet plan also. No, before someone ask, I do not drink
had all blood work come back clear
ultrasound showed today, slightly fatty liver
The 2nd link may be the most useful as it is specific to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Paralyzed Intestines, Fatty Liver, Liquid Diet, Swollen Stomach, Upper GI tomorrow. Any encouragement?
Okay, last Saturday night (8 days ago), I went to my local ER because I was violently vomiting. I had not eaten much that day and had vomited all of that up. After seeing the triage, I started having to run into the ER bathroom and was vomiting up (what I later found out was) BILE. It was oily and green colored. Anyway, they gave me fluids and kept me overnight for observation. I didn’t throw up again after being on the fluids. In the last few hours of being in the hospital I had diariah once and started running a low grade fever. They let me go anyway and said it was just a stomach virus going around.
The following day, I started having the weirdest diariah it was almost all liquid, tan colored and ‘frothy’ if that makes any sense. I didn’t have a since solid movement all week. Friday morning, my boss looked at my stomach and noticed it was POKING out, sent me to the doctor. They did an xray, said my intestines were paralyzed & I had a kidney infection and sent me straight over to the ER again. I’ve now been here since Friday morning (it’s now Sunday night). They did an ultrasound on me today and said I had fat on my liver. I’ve only had a little food and still no solid movement. They’re doing an upper gi tomorrow, but I’m really scared about what they might say.
My gallbaldder had been removed in 2005 after I was notified of my gallstones my OB saw during one of my last ultrasounds. It was taken out a few days after the birth of my son.
I’m just hoping someone out there might have been thru what I’m going thru. I’ve tried to ‘google’ for help but there’s so much ‘junk’ out there.
anything would be appreciated
was my incorrect diet the cause of my fatty liver diagnosis 2 years ago?
I was diagnosed with fatty liver a few years ago I didn’t drink much back then only on the weekends and holidays and sometimes I would have 1 or 2 beers on one of the weekdays (16 ounce can) but I also had an incorrect diet I never exercised and ate fatty foods and would eat a lot of mayonnaise
the doctor said I had a fatty liver after a blood test and prescribed me Lovaza which is not really a drug more like fish oil and Metformin because my blood sugars were high he said that most likely the cause of my fatty liver was the stuff I was eating. I ate a lot of ice-cream and a bunch of candy frequently and used to order huge 16 ounce steaks and large samplers (which was way too much food for only one person) and used to drink lots of soda and sweet drinks the doctor said I was a pre-diabetic and prescribed me metformin he said it was a preventive medicine against me getting diabetes is my fatty liver caused by the things I ate?
Hi there, I have just been diagnosed with exactly the same things as you. I have PCOS and Insulin resistance and have been pre-diabetic for the last 15 years. But the fatty liver came out of the blue, I didn’t associate bad diet with it as I was under the false presumption liver disease was something alcholics had! Yes, my bad fast food loving diet caused my poor fat liver and high cholesterol! The silver lining is that at least now you know, and you can take steps to rectify it with diet and exercise. Good luck.
What does “Mild fatty Liver” means?.Is it serious, any treatment and diet for this please answer?
There are different types of fatty liver.
If the fat develops around the outside capsule
of the liver…it may be simple fatty liver disease.
This type usually doesn’t cause a patient
alot of problems. However, if the fat is in the
cells of the liver…it definitely can cause a
Let me explain:
It is like a room full of people and the walls
start closing in. You are stuck in the corner,
you cannot get out, you can’t get nourishment and the oxygen around you start to get
depleted. This is what happens inside the
cell because of the fat that develops there.
That fat can actually push the nucleus of
your liver cell out of place from where it should
be. You could say that the cell becomes
damaged. When the cell is stressed and
becomes damaged…the immune system
in the body will respond and this causes
inflammation of the liver cells…which puts
even more pressure on the cells. It is like
trying to get more people into already
closed up space.
Treatment depends on what caused the
fatty liver. Sometimes it is hereditary.
Sometimes it is caused by being overweight
and other times it is caused by drinking
alcohol. Once it is truly determined what
the cause it…then you can do something
If the doctor says to go on a diet…then follow
his advice. The diet ought to be adjusted to
a person’s personal chemistry, though.
They should either talk to a nutritionist or
someone who know all their medical conditions
as many times a standard diet could be
harmful to them otherwise. The doctor looks
at your blood chemistry all the time and will
direct you with the kind of diet he recommends.
If the problem is because of drinking alcohol,
this should be stopped immediately.
Usually, a liver problem will start out as
inflammation of the liver cells. If the cause
is removed and treatment is followed, the
liver cells can heal. However, if these things
are not done…then it can lead to death of
the liver cells which lead to continuation of
more cells dying until the liver is completely
destroyed. This is known as cirrhosis.
I hope this information helps you to understand
this much better.
Would a low carb diet be good to do when diagnosed with fatty liver?
Obesity was the cause of my diagnosis and my doc said to lose weight, no certain way to do it.
Obesity was the cause of my fatty liver. Enzymes were high in a blood test and then ultrasound revealed fatty liver .
Actually, the liver has far more to do with the processing of proteins, than carbohydrates and starches (those are covered by the pancrease). It depends what is causing your fatty liver. Is it diabetes, alcoholism, non-alcoholic fatty infiltrates, obesity, etc?
Actually, any weight loss regimen is generally considered to be beneficial in FLD (fatty liver disease), especially when combined with exercise. You need to speak with your doctor to get a referral to a dietician who will have access to your medical history to help educate you about what diet regimen (high carb?, low protein?) would be best for you.
I have also included a link about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and what some of the treatment regimens are.
diet for a fatty liver?
Low glycemic, low in saturated fat, low-calorie diets. Stay away from fried food, fast food, white rice and white bread, carbonated drinks, and high cholesterol foods.
Many diets like ediets, offer low-glycemic diets and food delivered to you so it’s easier to stay on the plan. Bistro MD is good too, so is the diet solution, and the best is probably the Fatty Liver Solution.
Try looking for them here:
Fatty Liver Solution can reverse the disease:
Some other sites:
Hope that helps!
Alt liver function are high..just fatty liver?
Im a 45 year old male,approx 70lbs overweight. my ALT’S fluctuate every few months . on my complete metabolic panel and lipid panel everything was normal except my ALT (SGPT) which was 63. last year it was 54,57,50,63 . I am tryin to lose weight and lift weights 4 days a week but its tough. Not eating out as much either .Doc suspects a fatty liver due to a bad diet but also said it could always be hep-c or cancer . With a normal blood panel except the ALT(SGPT) is this most likely a bad diet fatty liver or could it be something else like cancer ? also ,outside of 21 year old weekend partyer never much of a drinker.thanks !
i do take lipitor and atenelol and yes i should be able to lose the weight . been living on fast food the past couple months which is why i figured it was elevated
The “normal” range for ALT (SGPT) is from 7 to 56 units per litre of serum. I must emphasized that higher-than-normal levels of the ALT enzyme should not be automatically equated with liver disease. The value of 65, which you quote is only marginally elevated, as you so rightly mention and the reading may mean liver problems or it may not. For example, elevations of the enzyme can occur with muscle damage. Moreover, the precise level of this enzyme does not correlate well with the extent of liver damage or the prognosis (outlook). Thus, the exact level of ALT (SGPT) cannot be used to determine the degree of liver disease or predict the future. It is, therefore, worth mentioning that the liver enzymes AST and ALT do not give an indication of the function of the liver. Sometimes they are mistakenly referred to as “liver function tests” or LFTs, but it is a misnomer commonly used even by most doctors. Mild to moderate elevations of the liver enzymes are commonplace. They are often unexpectedly encountered on routine blood screening tests in otherwise healthy individuals. The AST and ALT levels in such cases are usually between twice the upper limits of normal and several hundred units/litre. One of the most common causes of mild to moderate elevations of these liver tests is a condition called fatty liver. The most frequent cause of fatty liver is alcohol abuse. Other causes of fatty liver include diabetes mellitus and obesity. Chronic hepatitis C is also becoming an important cause of mild to moderate liver enzyme elevations. You have mentioned that you are 70 pounds overweight. Should you be able to reduce this excess, it is very likely, excluding disease(s), that your level will lower and all will become “normal.” I wish you well.
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It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.
The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.
Hope this helps
If you have a cat prone to fatty liver syndrome or pancreatitis, what diet do you keep them on?
We have a female cat, 7+ with a repeated history of fatty liver syndrome, (3 bouts – she was nursed through each time with forced feeding through a naso-gastric tube). Today we realized she was having pain, took her to the vets and he believes she is having an attack of acute pancreatitis due to a change in her diet.
I checked on-line and am curious about Hill’s Science Diet I/D….but would welcome any advice from someone who has either used this product or some other food successfully with a kitty prone to these issues.
First of all pancreatis can only be diagnosed by something called a PLI test. I very much doubt your vet did that as results have to be sent away for to texas and it takes a few days to get them back. Ask your vet if he did that test and if not, get one done.
If your cat does have it, the main thing is diet. I know the vet will want to prescribe prenisone which can cause other problems but if you work and get the diet right then it may not be needed. With your history of hepatic lipidosis, you want your cat to eat no matter the food and that is the first priority
Dry foods are NOT good for any cats and especially for this disease and you do not want to feed the crap the vet sells.
Many cats do well on a quality low fat diet. You want to keep the fat content under 35%-40% of calories or 4% fat if you use the labels instead of the link for a food chart I will give you. The problem with lowering fat is that usually raises the carb levels in the food. To combat this you can add some chicken breast to the diet which will lower the fat content. You want high quality food like merrick if possible Also, get some acidoupholous from a health food store and sprinkle a bit over the food. If you really want to do what is best then a raw food diet that you make is best for a pancreatis cat. I do not do this but many people I know do that have cats with pancreatis and have had alot of success. There is work and an initial investment as you would have to buy a grinder. If interested in this, I will send you a link on how to prepare it
If you get this diagnosed properl and you are sure about it, you will want to learn about pancreatic enzymes, get b=12 shots and also learn how to do sub-q fluids which can be done at home. Also keep some pepcid ac in the house for flareups and upset stomachs. You can give 1/4 tab of it 2x a day or the vet can sell you injectable pepcid,
Don’t mean to scare you with all of this. Realize that with the proper diet, it is possible to never see pancreatic fllareups again
Link to the food charts
Making a raw food diet
I recently went to the Dr. and found out I have osteoperosis and I have a fatty spot on my liver due to diet?
I get realy bad head aches because of my spine from the osteo I was wondering if celebrex would hurt your liver .
I think the celebrex is okay, take with food as it can be hard on your stomach, however I would check with your doctor to be certain. Their are better medications for headaches that can be prescribed, talk to Doc about options. You should also take a calcium supplement daily.
HOW is fatty liver aggravated by diet and exercise??
Nope,diet & exercise will not aggrevate fatty liver, on the opposite they may improve it if the cause of fatty liver is diabetes.
what aggevate fatty iver depends on its cause.
Is fatty liver part of the ageing process? can it be reversed with diet or medication?
Fatty liver disease can develop from different causes:
weight gain, obesity, malnourishment, insulin resistance,
diabetes, certain kinds of medications (like steriods),
having Hepatitic C makes a person more susceptable to have
this, metabolic disorders, being in the third trimester of pregnancy,
and more. Alcohol consumption is another main cause.
It depends on what has truly caused the disease.
Let me explain a little about it.
When the fat first starts to develop inside the liver, it may not
cause any problems…however, as more fat develops it can
and will put added pressure inside the liver that will damage
the liver cells. When the liver cells become damaged,
the immune system of the body then responds to this.
It then goes from simple fatty liver to Steatohepatitis
(steato means fat, hepat means liver, and itis means
inflammation0. The inflammation inside the liver also causes
more liver cell damage and more pressure in the liver and
will cause the liver to start to enlarge in size.
This can be seen on an ultrasound or Ct scan.
If caught early on and the problem is stopped: either by
changing medications, being on a low cholesterol/triglyceride
diet, stopping the consumption of alcohol, and what ever else
is the cause…the problem could be reversed.
However, if this isn’t done OR cannot be done…
it can lead to where the liver
cells start to die off and form scar tissue inside the liver.
It then becomes a progressive, irreversible disease known
as Cirrhosis of the liver. Fatty liver is not a part of natural aging
You should be seeing either a gastroenterologist or hepatologist.
Many times a fatty liver disease can be reversed. I hope this
is so in your personal case. I hope this information has been
of some help to you. Here are a few links to learn more about
Best of wishes
Do diet and exercise aggravate a fatty liver??
what aggrevate fatty liver depends on the cause of the “fatty liver”.
if its associated with diabetes then its a harmless condition & indeed exercise & dieting may improve it since it will improve the diabetes itself.
can diet pills make you have a fatty liver?
Not that I am aware of. Never heard of that happening
Good question though
Can fatty liver syndrome on a budgie be reversed?
I have a Budgie who i brought not long ago as an adult. And he is showing signs of fatty liver syndrome.. maybe he was fed an all seed diet before i got him. I changed his food to low fat healthy crumbles stuff but no improvement. How long will it take? I think he is pretty sick… He sleeps all day fluffed up. He is still eating and drinking. I hope he will pull through with a healthier diet.
The usual remedies are improved diet with lots of fresh foods,a compound of lactolace and milk thistle or aloe detox . I had a quaker with fatty liver disease and he never showed any signs of illness at all even on the eve of the day he died. I found out in a routine avian exam. He lived a happy life for several years after diagnosis. His enzyme readings were quite high but he never seemed sick. We played games every night. The only sign was an overgrown beak. You need vet help for this bird.I don’t know if the disease can be reversed but it can be improved and your bird can be pretty comfortable.
Anyone got Fatty liver syndrome who can advise on diet/ supplements ?
Hi, I’ve a friend who has just been diagnosed, anyone had this ? what investigations did you have please and how do you deal with it, diet supplements ? Cheers,
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following a diet for those with diabetes type 2 is the best for fatty liver (nash). have your friend stay away from iron. iron is found in some supplements as well as vitamins and other herbal remedies, meats, egg and some leafy greens as well.
avoid alcohol, lower sodium intake and cut out all sugars and artificial sugars.
drink water, tea and coffee-limit caffiene intake if she has a tendency for panic attacks or anxiety issues. a cup of juice is okay as well as fruits and veggies-infact fruit and veggies are easier to digest than any type of meat.
limit the use of over the counter meds. have her alert all doctors to her issue so they can, if need be write a prescription that will be less burden for the liver.
milk thistle may help. it has anti-inflammatory properties, but as always, with liver disease, ask the doctor first.
last but not least, mild exersize three times a week.
How can i get rid of a fatty liver?
Im about to go to college and ive got a fatty liver. The doctor told me it runs in my family’s line of genetics, and didn’t really give me any other direction. I know im supposed to diet and exorcise but can anyone give me some examples as to what im supposed to do? I don’t want to have the liver of an alcoholic and never have gotten drunk.
If this is a hereditary condition…then doing things to
try and prevent this from happening is the best.
Don’t drink alcohol. Alcohol taken in over a period
of time can cause fat build up inside the liver.
Try to maintain a good weight and exercise:
Being overweight or having obesity, losing weight fast,
or being malnourished can also cause this.
Bake, broil, or boil your foods. Use good fats like
olive oil or canola oil. Remove all skin from poultry
before you eat it. Avoid preservative, prepackaged,
or fast foods. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables (be
sure to wash them)…frozen is ‘next’ best…avoid
Diabetes or having high cholesterol/triglyceride levels
are two more things that can cause a fatty liver.
See if this is also hereditary. There are special diets
for both of these…but, if this is hereditary…the doctor
may start you on Statin drugs to keep the cholesterol
down. He can see on your blood tests whether you
have this problem.
Check with the doctor about any medications you take.
This includes over the counter, herbs, vitamins, minerals,
supplements, prescription drugs, etc. Some medication
can cause a fatty liver problem….(example: steriods).
You stated that you have fatty liver.
This is what can happen:
Some fat may be in the liver and not cause a problem
to begin with (simple fatty liver). If the cause can be
found and stopped, then the problem may reverse.
However, as fat build up inside the liver…it causes
pressure in the liver and can damage the liver cells.
When the liver cells become damaged, the immune
system of the body will start to respond to this.
The liver may start to develop inflammation inside
of it. (The liver is surrounded by a tight membrane
capsule). This adds to the pressure and can further
damage the liver cells and the inflammation will start
to cause the liver to enlarge in size. It is then known
as Steatohepatitis. Steato stands for fat, hepat stands
for liver, and itis stands for inflammation.
This then becomes more serious. If the inflammation
and the problem cannot be resolved, it can lead to where
the liver cells start to die off and form scar tissue inside
the liver…it is then a progressive disease known as
Cirrhosis of the liver.
If you want to be sure about what you are to do; you
should contact the doctor office. They should direct you
personally with this. (ask for the nurse that works with
the doctor) She may arrange for you to see a dietitian
or nutritionist that will take into account all your medical
conditions and make up a diet based on your personal
needs. They will make sure that you get all the vitamins,
minerals, proteins, etc that your body needs from the foods
you eat. Or she may have pamphlets on a special diet,
right in their office.
Here are some links on fatty liver disease that you
can click on:
Best wishes…hope this is some help to you.
Can you heal a fatty liver?
I don’t mean cirrhosis but just a fatty liver caused by diet/cholesterol etc…or is this permanent damage?
If the cause is alcohol consumption, weight gain,
cholesterol/triglyceride related…following the doctors
instructions can cause this problem to be reversed.
Medication from the doctor can be given to treat
any inflammation that may have developed.
The liver cells can heal. Up to this point…the answer
However, if the damage of the cells get to the point
where the liver cells start to die off…it is not
reversible. The reason is, that when the cells die,
scar tissue forms inside the liver that blocks the
flow of blood to any healthy cells left and they die
also (this includes the ones that try to regenerate).
That is Cirrhosis.
Simple fatty liver doesn’t always cause a problem
in the liver. However, if damage occurs to the
cells (from the fat build up) that causes the immune system to respond to this and this causes inflammation in the liver..it is becoming quite serous then.
NASH is Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
Steato means fat, hepat means liver, itis means
You already know about Cirrhosis.
Hope this information is of some help to you
How common is NASH (fatty liver) in the population today?
How common is NASH (fatty liver) in the population today? And what (if any) progress has modern medicine made toward treating NASH, beside diet and excersice
About 2-3% of Americans have NASH. (Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis.) 10% of those with NASH develop cirrhosis.
There is also NALFD (Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) which is mostly non life threatening.
Since over 80% of patients with NAFLD are obese, the focus is on diet and exercise to help with weight loss. Fatty liver is reversible if the cause is taken away. So if it is caused by obesity then getting at an optimum weight will drastically improve the condition.
Besides diet and exercise there are medicines that can help if the cause is determined like diabetes etc. Vitamin E has shown to improve it in some populations. But this is an unconfirmed study. Some cholesterol lowering drugs have shown to reduce inflammation in NASH/NAFLD patients.
There is also bariatric surgery.
But the best course of action is diet and exercise and weight loss. If a proper BMI can be achieved this in most cases improves the condition.
How to you get a “fatty liver” healthy?
Hubby is Stubborn!! He has a fatty liver..and since he doesn’t give a crap about himself, I need to put into action ways to help him without him realizing it.
Any ideas about what I can do to help him? Diet and so on?
No heavy work outs because he has a previous spinal injury so running is out of the question.
well excuse me for not wanting my husband to die!!
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a term used to describe the accumulation of fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is common and, for most people, causes no signs and symptoms and no complications. But in some people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the fat that accumulates can cause inflammation and scarring in the liver. This more serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is sometimes called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. At its most severe, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can progress to liver failure.
No standard treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease exists. Instead, doctors typically work to treat the risk factors that contribute to your liver disease. For instance, if you’re obese, your doctor will help you to lose weigh through diet, exercise and, in some cases, medications and surgery. If a medication is causing your fatty liver disease, your doctor will try to switch you to a different medication.
Lifestyle and home remedies
Along with your doctor’s help, you can take steps to control your nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. You can:
Lose weight. If you’re overweight or obese, reduce the number of calories you eat each day and increase your physical activity in order to lose weight. Aim to lose one or two pounds a week. If you’ve tried to lose weight in the past and have been unsuccessful, ask your doctor for help.
Choose a healthy diet. Eat a healthy diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables. Reduce the amount of saturated fat in your diet and instead select healthy unsaturated fats, such as those found in fish, olive oil and nuts. Include whole grains in your diet, such as whole-wheat breads and brown rice.
Exercise and be more active. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Incorporate more activity in your day. For instance, take the stairs instead of the elevator. Walk instead of taking short trips in your car. If you’re trying to lose weight, you might find that more exercise is helpful. But if you don’t already exercise regularly, get your doctor’s OK first and start slowly.
Control your diabetes. Follow your doctor’s instructions to stay in control of your diabetes. Take your medications as directed and closely monitor your blood sugar.
Lower your cholesterol. A healthy plant-based diet, exercise and medications can help keep your cholesterol and your triglycerides at healthy levels.
Protect your liver. Avoid things that will put extra stress on your liver. For instance, don’t drink alcohol. Follow the instructions on all medications and over-the-counter drugs.
No alternative medicine treatments have been found to be helpful in treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Vitamins for liver protection
Researchers have studied vitamin supplements for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, but results have been disappointing. In theory, vitamins called antioxidants could help protect the liver by reducing or neutralizing the damage caused by inflammation. But studies of vitamin supplements haven’t supported this.
The safest way to increase the antioxidants you get is to eat more fruits and vegetables. If you’re interested in vitamin supplements, though, talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks. Large doses of vitamin supplements could interfere with medications or cause other complications.
To reduce your risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, try to:
Choose a healthy diet. Choose a healthy plant-based diet that’s rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats.
Maintain a healthy weight. If you are overweight or obese, reduce the number of calories you eat each day and get more exercise. If you have a healthy weight, work to maintain it by choosing a healthy diet and exercising.
Use chemicals carefully. Follow the directions on household chemicals. If you work with chemicals, follow the safety measures required by your employer.
What new treatments for fatty liver are being studied?
Fatty liver is currently the focus of intense research to provide us with better tools for treatment in the future. Scientists are studying whether various medications can help reduce the inflammation on your liver, including new diabetes medications that may help you even if you don’t have diabetes.
Is blueberry juice help with fatty liver?
I have a fatty liver due to my obese weight, I have tried exercising but cant seem to keep it up not even walking but I read where blueberry juice is good. I have changed my diet and trying to eat healthier, I lose weight but put it back on.
I have heard the info for it, I hope so. Blueberry is good for our health.
Congrats for you and good luck!
How do I combat FATTY LIVER?
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver. Any tips on specific foods for diet or exercise?
THANKS A BUNCH! I had an ultrasound today and just got the call back with the results. Im actually kinda relieved because I had worst case scenario fears.
First and foremost, you should always consult your doctor before starting any diet or exercise regimen. Obviously, a low-fat diet is a must here. The idea is for you to allow your liver to gradually burn off the stored fat. Exercise of a light to moderate nature on a regular basis, say two to three times a week at least, along with plenty of water hydration to help flush the fat and stored toxins from the liver. If your doctor concurs, I’d suggest getting some vitamin/mineral related liver detoxification supplements, available at health stores like GNC, and many drug stores. They’re all-natural and do work given time. As far as specific foods, I’d see if your doctor can recommend a dietician who could help you formulate a diet that will help meet your needs. Hope this info helps.
Could a fatty liver go back to it’s. size. with a good.diet d ?
Diet for Fatty Liver
The most effective diet for fatty liver should be:
High in fiber
Low in calories
Low in saturated fat
Total fat of no more than 30 percent of total calories.
Don’t be overly anxious to lose weight fast because rapid weight loss could lead to worsening the disease. Instead, take it slow and try to lose 10 percent of your body weight over six months as you cleanse your liver.
im 24 years old female and my doctor diagnosed me with a fatty liver?
im 5’5 189lbs not obese, not too heavy of a drinker. how could my liver have gotten like this? is there medication or a special diet? any other info?
sorry you are OBESE a female who is 5 feet 5 should should weight more like 119 lb
you are 70lb over weight.
why are you 189 lb? that is a hippo weight not a short female one
has your GP told you to lose weight? you are morbidly obese
you are 1.64 m and 85.73 kg and that gives you a BMI of 31.87 Well over NORMAL or FAT its CLINICALLY OBESE
Does anyone know the cause of fatty liver? And anyone know a remedy?
I’m just interested in what I can do to make my liver better. Any cleansers you know of, or diet changes?
My husband suffers from fatty liver. The GI doctor told us that in these current times, there is a problem with fatty liver even in children. He blames our diets, saying that red meat is a culprit. His prescription for my husband was to reduce his red meat to twice a week, and add more fish and chicken to our diets. He also recommended reducing alcohol consumption to social occasions only, reducing the amount of tylenol and advil to only when completely necessary, lose weight and drink plenty of water.
By the way, those cleansers and tonics don’t work and can cause even more problems — believe me, we know!
For more information, check out some websites that can guide you to positive lifestyle and diet changes that will help with your fatty liver:
What does a significantly fatty liver mean?
I am kind of scared when the nurse told me that. She said the doctor wants me to go on a low fat diet. I do not have hepititis she said . They told me this after I had my ultra sound. What can I do to improve these results. I never have been a big drinker. I did use drugs for a few years. I nead to have my mind at ease.
I also suffer from this disorder, I’m assuming you had a full blood screen and your LFTs (liver function test) came back irregular. Having a fatty liver means that it has had to process too much fat injested here are some thing you can do to help improve it.
Lose weight – safely! That usually means losing no more than one or two pounds a week.
Lower your triglycerides through diet, medication or both
Control your diabetes, if you have it
Eat a balanced, healthy diet
Increase your physical activity
Get regular checkups from a doctor who specializes in liver care
What can be causing my fatty liver?
My ATL count was at 74. (Normal range in this test was below 60) After a sonogram My doctor told me I have a fatty liver and that he’ll keep an eye on it. This scared me, cause it sounded as if he thought he suspected something else.He told me we will re-test in 6 months and He pud me on a diet.Now I never drank before in my life. My body fat is at 22.5%, and body mass at 27%. I work out 3 times a week (Do weight training) , im in good shape and have a good muscle tone body. I do admit I eat a lot of fast food, lots of burgers and lots of fried foods. Can this be causing my fatty liver?
I forgot to mention that my cholesterol is within normal limits and all blood test came out fine.
There are two types of fatty liver disease, you can read about
them on this link…I believe it will answer many questions
you may have….it is more than one page.
There are many causes of liver disease that are not
because of something someone did, like too much
alcohol….some are hereditary or biliary problems,
viral hepatitis, etc.
I do know that if it is because of weight, that losing weight
can help the liver heal and possibly be cured.
Eatting alot of fatty foods isn’t good. It causes the
liver to work harder, since bile that is made in the liver
flows to the intestines to help in the digestion of fats and
these fats can build up inside and outside the liver also.
The best oils to use are olive oil or canola oil. But,
since you have this problem, it might be good to start
and bake things or have other method of cooking what
you eat. Most liver patients are told to eat a healthy
diet with fresh fruits, vegetable, and lean meats and
to try to slow down on Salt intake. You seem to be
doing everything right except for your diet.
Any medication that you are taking should be told to
the doctors. This includes vitamins, minerals, over
the counter, herbs, herbal teas, special muscle
development things like protein powders, and
any drugs prescribed by other doctors. Right now
you should only take medication or supplements that
the doctor prescribes. The reason for this is that
all medications go through the liver first for
processing before it goes out to other parts of the
body. You don’t want more strain put on the liver and
to take something that may cause more cell damage inside
I hope this information helps you.
Diagnosed with Fatty Liver…….. How to reverse or cure it?
Blood test and ultrasound confirmed fatty liver. I have since lost 20 pounds through diet and exercise in 1 month.
I am still 60 pounds overweight. So if I keep losing weight will i be cured or is this irreversible and only get worse??
How is a cat tested for fatty liver disease/hepatic lipidosis at the vet’s?’?
She’s been losing weight fairly rapidly, mostly cause I’ve changed her diet. And upon recommendation from some other “answers”, I’m going to take her to the vet to get it checked out. But specifically how do they test for this? Is it a blood test, and what do they test for? I’d appreciate knowing in advance some of this stuff so that I’ll be better prepared to ask questions when the vet sees the cat.
Any vets out there??
They would do a blood chemistry panel. There are several values on there related to the liver that they can see if something is going wrong. The liver enzyme SAP is usually up as are. ALT and AST. Bilirubin may also be above normal. There are some other things that it is common to be out of whack in a cat with HL.
They could also do a bile acid test.
And they will physically examine her for signs of jaundice. (which you can do yourself) and will palpate her abdomen (liver may be enlarged)
And taking the history is very important so the vet will talk to you about what has been going on , just how much has she been eating and how does that compare to the amount she ate before, and if you know how much weight she has lost in what time. and will ask if she has been vomiting.
The definitive diagnostic test is a liver biopsy via fine needle aspirate. That would be taken guided by Ultrasound. The U/s itself would show typical signs of the disease in the liver and could also be helpful to see if there is anything else going on with nearby organs. You can discuss whether that is something that would give enough additional information to be worthwhile. or ask them to go ahead and treat based on a dx from the history, physical exam and blood values.
If your cat is eating you are way ahead. The biggest difficulty is the cats who have totally stopped eating. then the only way to save them is to put in a feeding tube. (not as drastic as it sounds, but it is a minor surgery.. and you then have to feed them through it. it’s a lot better than trying to force feed with an oral syringe though.
There are a lot of things they can do depending on what is going on with your cat , whether she is anorexic, vomiting, dehydrated etc
And they might give you a liver support medicine – - For my cat Denamarin was very helpful and his liver was able to heal itself. (He did not quite have HL . I guess it was not quite to that point, but did have liver damage related to pancreatitis and not eating enough. )
When changing a cat’s diet one has to be very careful and not try to starve them into it if they are refusing the new diet . cats WILL refuse to eat to the point of making themselves ill.
in the main article at http://catinfo.org, Dr. Lisa Pierson, DVM, discusses this in the part about transitioning diet. She mentions among other things how to estimate how many calories a cat needs per day to safely avoid HL when trying to switch diets or lose weight.
Good luck, I hope things will go well.
fatty liver or chronic liver? is it the same?
I am a 29 yrs. old female. I drink only occasionally (of course there are times when I gotten drunk when I hang out) I don’t do drugs or smoke. I had a gastric bypass last year and lost a lot of weight. On february this year I was complaining of abdominal pain and they did a sonogram, a HIDDA scan (to check if it was my gallbladder) but everything was ok. After that they did an abdominal CT scan to check. In the CT scan everything was ok but it said:
” the liver is somewhat heterogeneous in attenuation without discrete biliary tree dilatation or masses. There is subobtimal examination due to lack of IV contrast. The underlying coarse atrenuation may be related to fatty changes ”
and in the area of impression it said:
1. CT of the abdomen without contrast demostrates attenuation and coarse underlying hepatic parechyma which may correspond to chronic hepatic disease.
When I read this I was scared as hell thinking I might have something irreversible on my liver so I went to my internist so he could interprete the results. He send me a liver profile and everything was fine and he also send me a coagulation lab test and everything fine. He told me that he was sure it was fatty liver and with diet modification everything was going to be normal in no time. After visiting my doctor I was relieved but I still can’t stop thinking why did they write on my CT chronic liver disease if its just fatty liver? My internist told me fatty liver is a liver disease but its reversible. What do you think?
Fatty liver disease is caused by:
weight gain, obesity, fast weight loss, malnourishment,
diabetes, insulin resistance, high cholesterol/triglyceride
levels, and others.
Simple Fatty liver doesn’t usually cause a problem in
the liver. Diet or changes to medications can reverse
the problem. (It would be best not to drink any
alcohol and not to take any medications that are
not approved of or prescribed by your doctor now)
However, if the fat continues to build
up inside the liver, it can lead to damage to the liver
cells. The liver is surrounded by a tight membrane
capsule. When the liver cells become damaged,
the immune system of the body can respond to this
damage and cause inflammation to also develop
inside the liver. This is then known as
Steatohepatitis. Steato stands for fat, hepat stands
for liver, and itis stands for inflammation.
This is, then, much more serious as the inflammation
can lead to death of the liver cells and scar tissue
formation inside the liver that will block the flow of
Apparently, the one that looked at your
scan could not determine the cause of the problem
or wasn’t sure how far advance this would go later
on without treatment being done…only your doctor
could do that. He said it “may” correspond to
Chronic (ongoing) hepatic disease.
Your doctor feels that this can be reversed, since
he knows your medical background. It would be
best to follow any advice he gives you. Don’t
be afraid to ask him any questions about this.
If he deems it necessary, he may refer you to a
Best wishes…Hope this information has been of
Here are a few links, you can click on, to read
more about this disease:
Is it possible for a fatty liver (non alcohlic) to start to develope liver?
failure in a short time? I do not drink and I do not have hep.so I am just woundering if a non alcoholic liver disease what I have can to to liver failuer in a short time? expecially if you keep eating fats in your diet? any advice?
thomas thank you for your answer but that is not what I asked. I asked if you can develope liver failure if you have a fatty liver with continuing to eat fats. I believe you do
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) describes a range of conditions involving the liver that affect people who drink little or no alcohol.
The mildest type is simple fatty liver (steatosis), an accumulation of fat within your liver that usually causes no liver damage. A potentially more serious type, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), is associated with liver-damaging inflammation and, sometimes, the formation of fibrous tissue. In some cases, this can progress either to cirrhosis, which can produce progressive, irreversible liver scarring, or to liver cancer.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects all age groups, including children. Most often, it’s diagnosed in middle-aged people who are overweight or obese, and who may also have diabetes and elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
With the increasing incidence of obesity and diabetes in Western countries, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become a growing problem. Although its true prevalence is unknown, some estimates suggest it may affect as many as one-third of American adults.
Because early-stage nonalcoholic fatty liver disease rarely causes any symptoms, it’s often detected because of abnormal results of liver tests done for unrelated issues. Treatments for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease include weight loss, exercise, improved diabetes control and the use of cholesterol-lowering medications.
fatty liver secondary to alcholism mcq?
Fatty liver 2ndary to alcholism mcq?
2) The pathophysiology of a fatty liver secondary to alcoholism entails all of the following except:
A. increased influx of fatty acids from adipose stores.
B. enhanced hepatic synthesis of triglycerides from fatty acids derived from the diet.
C. decreased fatty acid oxidation.
D. enhanced hepatic lipoprotein synthesis
i thought it was d
A. Hepatic alcohol processing results in products that induce lipid synthesis and inhibit lipid degradation. There is no recruitment of fatty acids from adipose cells.