Has anyone heard of a fatty liver? what does it mean?
Have many definitions for fatty liver, so I just mentioned one of them Fatty liver has large amounts of fats (triglycerides) accumulating within the liver cells. Excess aggregation of fats within the small hepatocytes swells them up and occasionally the whole liver is enlarged enough for feeling it. Fatty liver can be a harbinger of more troublesome conditions. Steatosis simply means collection of fat vacuoles within the liver cells (hepatocytes). Alcohol and obesity are two leading causes of fatty liver worldwide. Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) and Alcoholic Fatty Liver (AFL) are entities by themselves. Obesity plus other non-alcoholic conditions comprise Non Alcoholic Liver Disease (NALD). When these fat cells cause inflammation of the liver tissues, it's called steatotic hepatitis and it is of notable concern. Both alcohol as well as other conditions causing major biochemical changes in our bodies can cause steatotic hepatitis. When this condition is due to reasons other than alcohol, it's denoted by the term Non-Alcoholic Steatotic Hepatitis or more commonly as NASH. Fatty liver when inflamed, can over a period of time cause scarring and fibroses of the liver. This condition called cirrhosis is serious and has serious side-effects if left unchecked. In oder to understand more fatty liver , other definitions and how to treat? you can look at:http://adola.net/go/fattyliver-bible/ Have a good health!
Does anyone have any information on "Fatty Liver Disease"?
Fatty liver is the accumulation of fat in liver cells. It is also called steatosis. Possible explanations of fatty liver include the transfer of fat from other parts of the body or an increase in the extraction of fat presented to the liver from the intestine. Other explanations are that the liver reduces the rate it breaks down and removes fat. Eating fatty foods does not by itself produce a fatty liver. Causes and Risk Factors of Fatty Liver Alcohol, obesity, starvation, diabetes mellitus, corticosteroids, poisons (carbon tetrachloride and yellow phosphorus), Cushing's syndrome, and hyperlipidemia are some causes of fatty liver. Microvesicular fatty liver may be caused by valproic acid toxicity and high-dose tetracycline or during pregnancy. Treatment of Fatty Liver The treatment of fatty liver is related to the cause. It is important to remember that simple fatty liver may not require treatment. The benefit of weight loss, dietary fat restriction, and exercise in obese patients is inconsistent. Reducing or eliminating alcohol use can improve fatty liver due to alcohol toxicity. Controlling blood sugar may reduce the severity of fatty liver in patients with diabetes. Ursodeoxycholic acid may improve liver function test results, but its effect on improving the underlying liver abnormality is unclear.
How do i repair my fatty liver?
Lyndon - The main cause of fatty liver is excess alcohol intake of any type. If you do not drink any form of alcohol, then the first thing to do is visit a physician who is board-certified in internaql medicine. Ultrasound is not always accurate. Fatty liver disease covers a range of conditions where there is a build-up of fat in the liver cells. It may be caused by various diseases, such as obesity. Simple fatty liver usually does not damage the liver, but is a condition that can be identified by taking a sample of liver tissue (liver biopsy) and examining it under a microscope. All of the stages of NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) have in common the accumulation of fat (fatty infiltration) in the liver cells (hepatocytes). Yet, in many respects, the histological picture of NAFLD (when we look at a biopsy piece of liver under the microscope) is similar to what can be seen in liver disease that is due to excessive intake of alcohol. However, the clinical circumstances in NAFLD and NASH are very different from those in alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Several risk factors may be cofactors required for the development of advanced ALD. Obesity and dietary habits have been implicated in individual susceptibility to ALD. Several studies demonstrate a high prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody in patients with ALD, as well as iron overload. Some Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease: Loss of appetite. Nausea. Fever. Mental confusion. Dry mouth. Weakness. Fatigue. Swelling of your legs and feet from retained fluid (edema). Abdominal pain and tenderness. Treatment of Fatty Liver Disease Strict management of diabetes with diet, medications or insulin lowers blood sugar, which may prevent further liver damage. It also may reduce the amount of accumulated fat in your liver. Controlling elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides with diet, exercise and cholesterol-lowering medications may help stabilize or reverse nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. If you have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease especially nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) don't drink alcohol. Also avoid medications and other substances that can cause liver damage. Talk to your doctor about which ones to avoid.
Does this mean i have fatty liver?
Non cirrhotic liver= Liver does not have cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is a diseased condition of the liver characterized by extensive fibrosis and regenerative nodules. Basically "Cirrhosis" means that your liver cells are dying out quickly and those that are still alive are desperately attempting to repopulate your liver with rapid multiplication. Your liver is NON cirrhotic which is good because you don't have to worry about it. No suspicious Liver mass= No mass. No tumors, no abscess(cavities containing infected fluids) Patent hepatic vessels= Your liver blood vessels are intact and working. No biliary dilatation= Bile ducts(pipes) that carry all the garbage(*bile) from your liver which ultimately drains out into the intestines are not dilated (expanded in size). This is good because it indicates that there is nothing obstructing the flow of the garbage. (Something like a drainage pipe from your toilet getting obstructed and making it bigger. In your case its working fine since its not any bigger or "dilated") Fatty liver= Liver is not exactly healthy but this is not a threatening condition and reversible if you stop an offending agent. The most common cause of fatty liver world wide is excessive drinking (alcohol consumption). So stop drinking too much if you already are. But there are other causes too: recent pregnancy, certain medications or if you have a hepatitis C infection(get yourself tested for this if you are not sure) amongst many others. Hope this helps.. *bile= Although bile is a byproduct of a certain metabolism in the liver, it has its own functions so its not exactly garbage. I just compared it for better understanding.
Will elevated liver enzymes or a "fatty liver" disqualify me from joining the U.S. Army?
Standards of Medical Fitness AR 40-501 Chapter 2 Physical Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and Induction 2–3. Abdominal organs and gastrointestinal system e. Hepatic-biliary tract. (1) Current acute or chronic hepatitis, hepatitis carrier state (070), hepatitis in the preceding 6 months, or persistence of symptoms after 6 months, or objective evidence of impairment of liver function does not meet the standard. (2) Current or history of cirrhosis (571), hepatic cysts (573.8), abscess (572.0), or sequelae of chronic liver disease (571.3) does not meet the standard. ( 3 ) C u r r e n t o r h i s t o r y o f s y m p t o m a t i c c h o l e c y s t i t i s , a c u t e o r c h r o n i c , w i t h o r w i t h o u t c h o l e l i t h i a s i s ( 5 7 4 ) , postcholecystectomy syndrome, or other disorders of the gallbladder, and biliary system (576) do not meet the standard. Cholecystectomy is not disqualifying if performed greater than 6 months prior to examination and patient remains asymptomatic. Fiberoptic procedure to correct sphincter dysfunction or cholelithiasis if performed greater than 6 months prior to examination and patient remains asymptomatic may not be disqualifying. (4) Current or history of pancreatitis, acute (577.0) or chronic (577.1), does not meet the standard. (5) Current or history of metabolic liver disease, including, but not limited to hemochromatosis (275.0), Wilson’s disease (275.1), or alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency (277.6), does not meet the standard. (6) Current enlargement of the liver from any cause (789.1) does not meet the standard.
This year I had tried this intermittent fasting on the month of shravan (rainy season) for spiritual advancement. I ate one a day the entire month . To obtain the blessing of Lord Shiva . But lets not discuss this because this was for pure faith and I didnt try to find benefits or scientific reason or anything.I dont understand why you want to follow this diet. But I have a friend who is a pandit and studied at Varanasi gurukul and he told me about his daily diet at the gurukul . I will share here . The entire story is beautiful but lets get to the diet part. They used to drink a glass of milk in the morning . And at 3 pm in the evening they used to have their meal. They had chappati and dal with two variety of veggies and end with a fruit. And that is all they ate the entire day not even a peanut more.He was on this diet his entire study time at gurukul. When I asked if you ever felt low on energy anytime? His classical answer came " Energy doesn't come from food but from brahmacharya (celibacy).Other wise you can use one day off in a week diet plan.
I have been diagnosed with fatty liver can i avoid diabitcs ,is there a weekly menu guide to help wieght loss?
I had that. My doctor just told me to loose wait. I started working out and signed up for a martial arts class. Within two months is was fine. The only cure is to loose weight. If nothing else, talk to your doctor to see if they can suggest any diet plans.