Is fatty liver part of the ageing process? can it be reversed with diet or medication?

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  • 10 years ago
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    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

    this disease:

    Best of wishes

    Source(s): caregiver to a liver transplant patient
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Fatty liver disease affects a whopping 30% of the population. That's 30 out of every 100 people! And some estimates have it at 33%.

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    In other words, you're not alone. Not by a long shot.

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  • 10 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 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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  • Anonymous
    6 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:

  • 10 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.

  • 5 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

    Also include 10 grams associated with fiber to satiate hunger longer preventing bloating from constipation.

  • 4 years ago

    To get rid of excess weight you have to ingest or melt away 3, 500 calories per pound

  • Danny
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Have got 1 or 2 alcoholic cocktails every day rather then more

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