doctor says I have a fatty liver what to do?
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@trellg132 Look up on YouTube for Dr. Ken Berry who speaks on this subject and diet. Along with what others have suggested here like losing weight, eliminating sugar and alcohol. Hope this helps.
thank you , i will look at this ,,
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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People who don’t drink can have fatty liver too. It is called Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). I don’t drink and I have it.
Honestly, if he doesn’t stop all drinking, he will only get worse. My liver disease was caused by an autoimmune disease. But I was definitely a social drinker. I stopped all drinking the day of my diagnosis. Do I miss it, sure. But life is far more important! Alcohol is the single worse substance that impacts the liver. If he won’t do the research to be convinced about lifestyle changes needed, I hope he will listen to you!
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) affects people who drink little to no alcohol.
@riflemanz64, @troyhenn22, @marjou, @deloresthanasse, @rashida, and anyone that I unintentionally omitted - I am a liver transplant recipient that was caused by a different liver disease, and I want to support you and encourage you in any way I am able.
- Here is information from Mayo Clinic Patient Care and Health Information. It is my intention that this resource will be beneficial as you continue your journey with NAFLD as you continue to share your experiences as a way to support each other in this discussion.
"As the name implies, the main characteristic of NAFLD is too much fat stored in liver cells.
Some individuals with NAFLD can develop nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an aggressive form of fatty liver disease, which is marked by liver inflammation and may progress to advanced scarring (cirrhosis) and liver failure. This damage is similar to the damage caused by heavy alcohol use."
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
@rashida, How long have you known that you had fatty liver disease? What kind of treatment are your doctors suggesting?
@troyhenn22, What questions do you have about NAFLD? How can we help you?
@riflemanz64, I can see that you care deeply about your brother. Is he under the care of any doctor? Has the doctor talked with him about the alcohol/liver connection? I hope that your brother will seek the support of his medical team if he is interested to stop with alcohol.
@trellg132, Ity has been a while since you posted. How are you doing?
@deloresthanasse, How long have you been living with fatty liver disease? Are you being followed by a doctor? What kind of information does he/she use to check your liver health?
@riflemanz64 That's too bad that he won't quit drinking, do you think you can convince him to at least cut back to maybe one a day? I haven't eaten fatty foods in a long time, and I do miss some of them. I live in New England and fried clams are very popular here. I always tell myself I can have them once per summer but it has to be in a place that really specializes in them. So far, it's been at least four or five years since I have had them!
@deloresthanasse When I was diagnosed with cirrhosis and went to a hepatologist I was told I probably had cirrhosis for about 10 years. When I put together the symptoms I had for a while Ilow platelet counts, shaky hands, chills) I realized this was probably very true. Before having cirrhosis of course I must have had fatty liver so that would put me back a long time. The good thing is that fatty liver can be reversed, whereas cirrhosis cannot. It sounds as if your diet now should be good for it, are you eating as advised now? That should help this from progressing.
@rashida my cirrhosis too was caused by NASH which of course begins with NAFLD. In the end though, if/when they progress to cirrhosis they are all the same I believe.
@ contentadwell @riflemanz64 It is too bad that during this Pandemic the AA meetings are few and far between.. as they help the alcoholic stay away from the addiction.. my biggest motivation in limiting alcohol is the fact that my college roommate and fellow Marine Officer died on the Streets of San Francisco at age 35 with cirrhosis of the liver. Another friend had to have a liver transplant as he had worked in a plant where wood preservative chemicals were used carelessly.. ... So diet is a long term commitment, but just one of the techniques we can use to stay healthy..
I'm ok I guess my doctor hasn't said to much about it I still dont know what to do about it to help it I had my last drink almost two year ago
No nash was seen in the ultrasound I took a week ago
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