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How is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease diagnosed?

A: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is hard to detect since it doesn''t usually display outward symptoms. Diagnosis usually doesn''t occur until a doctor has noticed swelling in your liver, at which point you''ll undergo some diagnostic procedures. These methods include blood tests that help doctors learn about enzyme function in the liver, imaging procedures such as MRI and CT scanning, and liver biopsies that allow the doctor to analyze your liver tissue for damage. A liver biopsy is the most reliable method of diagnosis. If you receive a


nonalcoholic fatty liver disease - Hi I''m new to this group... I''m a 38 year old wife and of 2 kids?

A: 11 Jul 2011 Hi, sorry to hear about your health. I''m glad things are starting to improve. Check out the following website about non alcoholic fatty liver disease associated with breast cancer; http://www.asco.org/ascov2/Meetings/Abstracts There are lots of other good sites explaining the link between the 2. When your weight is back to ''normal'' you will be able to afford the odd indulgence but you will still need to be careful. Don''t go all out, otherwise you will likely feel poorly afterwards. Mexican should be OK maybe once a month but go for the rice and chicken and similar items, rather than nacho''s with heavy sauces and cheese. Votes:+0CommentVote upReport hope3111 Jul 2011 Quick questions &


nonalcoholic fatty liver disease - Do you guys have a swollen stomach? How often do you get your?

A: 23 Dec 2011 Hi hope31 - Although I don''t have the fatty liver disease, I can tell you that I certainly have a heck of a lot of "liver" spots on my face & hands. So, I think the darker tone could have something to do with that. I''m also many yrs. in recovery, and I gained 30 lbs. in the last year, very quickly! I found out from labs today that my Cortisol levels are quite low in the morning, indicating some adrenal burnout during the day or major fluctuations, leaving me exhausted in the morning. This all makes sense due to all the stress I''ve had over the year. The interaction & healthy balance between all the hormones, and particularly the adrenals & thyroid, is...


What are the symptoms of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?

A: There are no symptoms typically associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Some people may experience weariness, general pain in the abdomen, and weight loss. However, even if you experience these symptoms, they do not necessarily indicate NAFLD, since many other conditions are associated with the same symptoms. Enlargement of the liver can also indicate NAFLD....


nonalcoholic fatty liver disease - I seem to have alot of pain in my right side. I am having trouble

A: 14 Oct 2011 Hi, the foods you need to eat reguarly are fresh vegatables raw or cooked, go on a high fibre and sea food is very good, avoid any high carbs and fats in your food, i dont know what stage you are at and how long you have been dygnoised, your gp should refer you to a steatohepatis because in some cases if left untreated may cause cirrhosis. Hope you get better soon. Votes:+0CommentVote upReport brenda fain14 Oct 2011 i too have nash but unlike you i am a heavy person !and yes your liver can hurt you i asked my doctors and some said it was in my head but i was sent to a liver doc and he told me yes ,my liver could cause pain !mine also gets hard some times too!i am have gastric bypass surgery around the...


What is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?

A: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which fat deposits form in your liver cells, but not as a result of alcohol consumption. The process of fat accumulation that creates the deposits is known as steatosis and usually does not produce any symptoms or side effects. However, severe forms of NAFLD can cause the liver to swell or scar, and this is termed nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. If people with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis do not address its causes, it can eventually damage their livers or cause liver failure....


Is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease serious?

A: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is not a serious condition on its own, but can eventually lead to serious disorders. NAFLD is capable of causing enlargement and damage to the liver (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), and this in turn can lead to liver scarring and permanent damage (cirrhosis). These can be life threatening, and lead to liver failure. Because of these consequences, NAFLD can become a serious concern if it is combined with behaviors that damage the liver. You can address the seriousness of NAFLD by engaging in behaviors that decrease its risk and...


Is it safe to take Vytorin if I have early cirrhosis and NASH (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease)?

A: NASH, or nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, with early cirrhosis is a fairly serious problem, and statins have been known to potentially make disease states such as this worse. I understand the concern and it isn''t unwarranted. Consider finding someone who specializes in hepatology or liver diseases; it''s likely that they''ve dealt with this issue before and have made similar recommendations. At this time, I cannot recommend that anything be done that''s contrary to the desires of your current physician. For more information, go tohttp://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/vytorin. Matt Curley, PharmD...


How does nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affect the body?

A: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has limited effects on the body, as its primary impact is casing the liver to swell. The swelling occurs because, for whatever reason, your liver doesn''t properly break down fats, so they accumulate in the liver instead. NAFLD can also cause pain in the upper right area of the abdomen surrounding the liver if left untreated. Other effects of NAFLD usually take the form of general tiredness and weight loss, although these do not always occur....


How do other illnesses affect nonalcoholic fatty liver disease?

A: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is related to many other illnesses of the liver, blood, and metabolic pathways. Doctors have established links between NAFLD and diabetes, metabolic syndrome, viral hepatitis, and Wilson''s disease. These conditions are risk factors for NAFLD, and having them can increase your chances of developing the condition. NAFLD itself can also progress to more severe disorders of the liver such as steatohepatitis and microvesicular steatosis....

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