Is fatty liver part of the ageing process? can it be reversed with diet or medication?
- abijannLv 79 years agoBest Answer
Fatty liver disease can develop from different causes:
weight gain, obesity, malnourishment, insulin resistance,
diabetes, certain kinds of medications (like steriods),
having Hepatitic C makes a person more susceptable to have
this, metabolic disorders, being in the third trimester of pregnancy,
and more. Alcohol consumption is another main cause.
It depends on what has truly caused the disease.
Let me explain a little about it.
When the fat first starts to develop inside the liver, it may not
cause any problems...however, as more fat develops it can
and will put added pressure inside the liver that will damage
the liver cells. When the liver cells become damaged,
the immune system of the body then responds to this.
It then goes from simple fatty liver to Steatohepatitis
(steato means fat, hepat means liver, and itis means
inflammation0. The inflammation inside the liver also causes
more liver cell damage and more pressure in the liver and
will cause the liver to start to enlarge in size.
This can be seen on an ultrasound or Ct scan.
If caught early on and the problem is stopped: either by
changing medications, being on a low cholesterol/triglyceride
diet, stopping the consumption of alcohol, and what ever else
is the cause...the problem could be reversed.
However, if this isn't done OR cannot be done...
it can lead to where the liver
cells start to die off and form scar tissue inside the liver.
It then becomes a progressive, irreversible disease known
as Cirrhosis of the liver. Fatty liver is not a part of natural aging
You should be seeing either a gastroenterologist or hepatologist.
Many times a fatty liver disease can be reversed. I hope this
is so in your personal case. I hope this information has been
of some help to you. Here are a few links to learn more about
Best of wishesSource(s): caregiver to a liver transplant patient
- Anonymous4 years ago
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- Nana LambLv 79 years ago
GPs and FPs and the PAs all get really hyper about fatty liver. But the Endos I have seen don't even give it a second thought. One explained to me that most people over 50 or those on insulin life long have fatty liver and it signifies nothing.
So I don't worry about it other than to take no medications that affect the liver more than Metformin XR does. Anything else is not in my list of what I take.
I look up all Rx's on http://www.drugs.com to read the entire paperwork on any new to me drug before ordering it at the pharmacy. I want to know any possible side effects and if this med interacts with any of my regular foods or other drugs.
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- Anonymous6 years ago
Effective treatment depends on its causative factor
Losing excess body weight – Which should be accomplished in a healthy manner. Attempting to lose weight by way of skipping meals and staying hungry for longer periods of time will only aggravate this liver condition. Instead, a healthy exercise routine should be followed religiously to achieve gradual weight loss.
- Abstaining from alcohol consumption – It is not just heavy drinking, but even alcohol intake in moderation should be avoided once diagnosed with fatty liver.
- Making the right food choices – A restrictive diet will need to be followed by the diagnosed individual. Foods that are high in fat, that includes dairy rich products and red meat, should be completely avoided. All types of processed food products and grains should be refrained from consumption. Following a low-salt and low-sugar diet is recommended. The individual should attempt to incorporate more of raw veggies and fruits into their daily meal plan as well as stay well hydrated.
You can know more other ways to treat liver diseases, such as suitable diet, natural measures .you can refer to here to understand more:http://adola.net/go/fattyliver-bible/
- TheOrange EvilLv 79 years ago
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is often a side effect of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. Some medications can cause NAFLD and there's some indication that certain people have a genetic susceptibility. Often diet changes, Metformin, and gradual loss improve the condition.
I know several people who had NAFLD when they were diagnosed with diabetes and simply controlling blood sugar and diet were enough to stop it.
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- 3 years ago
Also include 10 grams associated with fiber to satiate hunger longer preventing bloating from constipation.
- 3 years ago
To get rid of excess weight you have to ingest or melt away 3, 500 calories per pound
- DannyLv 43 years ago
Have got 1 or 2 alcoholic cocktails every day rather then more