Been diagnosed with Fatty Liver: What can I do about it?

Posted by trellg132 @trellg132, May 26, 2020

doctor says I have a fatty liver what to do?

@trellg132 If you are over weight, I would recommend loosing weight.

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My young doctor recommended I lose 10 lbs based on my current weight. With the research I have done, diet is very important — Cutting out sugar & carbs. I still have to work on this! I don't want to end up with Cirrhosis of the liver.

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@trellg132 You are very fortunate to have a doctor so on top of things that he has recognized that you have fatty liver. I obviously didn't and it progressed to cirrhosis before anyone realized it. Even after having some severe symptoms of cirrhosis I was still not diagnosed for almost a year and a half. I had a liver transplant in September 2016.

You need to improve your diet and if you are overweight try to lose some weight. Alcohol can also contribute to fatty liver. I have a friend who was diagnosed with fatty liver and she has really improved her diet and has stopped drinking alcohol. I am surprised that your doctor did not give you some guidelines on dietary changes you should implement. Here is a link to Non-alcoholic fatty liver on the Mayo site. Fatty liver is reversible so as I said, you are very fortunate to still be at the point where it has not progressed.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354573
JK

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@contentandwell

@trellg132 You are very fortunate to have a doctor so on top of things that he has recognized that you have fatty liver. I obviously didn't and it progressed to cirrhosis before anyone realized it. Even after having some severe symptoms of cirrhosis I was still not diagnosed for almost a year and a half. I had a liver transplant in September 2016.

You need to improve your diet and if you are overweight try to lose some weight. Alcohol can also contribute to fatty liver. I have a friend who was diagnosed with fatty liver and she has really improved her diet and has stopped drinking alcohol. I am surprised that your doctor did not give you some guidelines on dietary changes you should implement. Here is a link to Non-alcoholic fatty liver on the Mayo site. Fatty liver is reversible so as I said, you are very fortunate to still be at the point where it has not progressed.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354573
JK

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All he told me is that nothing else nothing about what to do or anything

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My young doctor recommended I lose 10 lbs based on my current weight. With the research I have done, diet is very important — Cutting out sugar & carbs. I still have to work on this! I don't want to end up with Cirrhosis of the liver.

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Neither do I

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Neither do I

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@trellg132 I really am stunned that your doctor did not advise you on ways to improve your fatty liver. I hope you will seek a second opinion, by a hepatologist if possible. If not a hepatologist then by a different doctor of internal medicine. Hepatologists can be difficult to find unless you are close to a major medical center.

When you seek a second opinion from the same type of doctor it generally is best to not go to a doctor within the same medical arena, such as working for the same hospital. They tend to really not want to contradict other doctors within that area. In the meantime, I hope you will follow the guidance in the link I sent before.
JK

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@contentandwell

@trellg132 I really am stunned that your doctor did not advise you on ways to improve your fatty liver. I hope you will seek a second opinion, by a hepatologist if possible. If not a hepatologist then by a different doctor of internal medicine. Hepatologists can be difficult to find unless you are close to a major medical center.

When you seek a second opinion from the same type of doctor it generally is best to not go to a doctor within the same medical arena, such as working for the same hospital. They tend to really not want to contradict other doctors within that area. In the meantime, I hope you will follow the guidance in the link I sent before.
JK

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I have

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I was told to eat white meat lots veggies low carbs loose weight I am 85 don't drink? I have a fatty liver

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Hi @deloresthanasse. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You were diagnosed with fatty liver as well, I see. changing your diet is definitely a step in the right direction to counteract the fatty liver and any symptoms that accompany it.
Delores, when were you diagnosed with this?

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My brother was diagnosed this year with fatty liver disease. I told him to quit eating fried fatty foods and to quit drinking wine and beer. I think he drinks a lot. He also has high cholesterol too. I don't think he'll quit drinking.

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