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what is fatty liver disease?

A: fatty liver disease (FLD) is the first of three stages in alcoholic liver disease. It is characterized by a fatty liver, called steatosis, which becomes enlarged due to accumulation of triglyceride fat. FLD is a condition present in 90 percent of alcohol abusers and is more common in men, though women are more susceptible. Factors increasing chances of developing FLD include a high alcohol intake over a sustained period of time, as well as a lack of alcohol-eliminating enzymes, nutritional...


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what causes fatty liver disease?

A: fatty liver disease (FLD) is caused by a high alcohol intake over a sustained period of time. FLD is most likely to develop when daily consumption of between three and eight servings of alcohol per day occurs for more than 10 years. Chances of developing FLD are increased when coupled with a lack of alcohol-eliminating enzymes, poor nutrition, and iron build-up in the liver. FLD can be halted or reversed if alcohol intake ceases completely. Alcoholism can cause fatty liver disease. Individuals with the illness who don''t have a h

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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...


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fatty liver Diet - Foods To Eat To Treat fatty liver Disease Naturally At Home!

A: The fatty liver disease is a condition in which lipid deposition occurs in the liver cells mainly in the form of triglycerides. Basically, if the liver contains at least 10 percent fat, then the individual is suffering from fatty liver disease. The condition is the most common liver disease in the Western world because of lifestyle and nutrition. It occurs mainly in obese individuals and is also associated with alcohol abuse, diabetes mellitus,...


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is it okay to take Vytorin with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and early cirrhosis?

A: NASH or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with early cirrhosis is fairly serious problem, and statins have been known to potentially make disease states such as this worse. I understand the concern, and it is not unwarranted. Consider finding someone who specializes in hepatology or liver diseases. It is likely they have dealt with this issue before and have made similar recommendations. At this time, I cannot recommend that anything be done that...


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what is Primary liver Cancer?

A: Primary liver cancer is a malignancy that originates in the liver. Most liver cancers are secondary; they start in an organ elsewhere and reach the liver through the circulation. In developed nations, rates of primary liver cancer can be as low as 2% of all cancers, in contrast with the developing world, where there are more risk factors for this type of cancer and it can occur in 50% or more of all cancer cases. Treatment options for primary liver cancer are limited, and patients typically survive between six and 20 months after diagnosis.. In...


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what is Chronic Hepatic Disease?

A: Chronic hepatic disease refers to a family of diseases and conditions that causes destruction of liver tissue that gets progressively worse over time. Many diseases, infections, and lifestyle choices can cause chronic hepatic disease, which can manifest with a variety of symptoms. There is no cure for chronic hepatic disease, but related conditions may be treated. If allowed to continue, a liver transplant may be needed once the liver can no longer perform its intended function.. The cause of chronic hepatic disease may...


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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,...


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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

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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...


 
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