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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 9 years ago

Fiance has to meet with specialist after ultrasound?

My fiance has been having liver problems like sharp pain in his abdomen around where his liver is. He went to the doctor and has had to give a few urine samples and went for an ultra sound. The doctor called him and asked him to come in and meet with him and a specialist. The doctor mentioned something about fatty liver. My fiance does not drink heavily but he is a bit over-weight. What is going on with him? I'm really worried about his health. Thanks for any insight.

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  • 9 years ago
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    There is about 5% fat in the liver. However, if more develops inside the liver,

    it can cause a problem. Let me explain this.

    Fat in the liver normally doesn't cause a problem right away. But, if the

    fat continues to build up in the liver (the liver is surrounded by a tight

    membrane capsule)...then it causes pressure inside the liver which

    can damage the liver cells. When the liver cells become damaged,

    the immune system of the patient's body will respond to this and

    cause inflammation to develop in the liver. The inflammation may

    start to cause the liver to enlarge in size and take on a spongy

    texture. It is then known as Steatohepatitits

    Steato means fat, Hepat means liver, and itis means inflammation.

    Different things can cause a fatty liver disease:

    weight gain (obesity), fast weight loss, diabetes, insulin

    resistance, certain kinds of medication, alcohol consumption,

    high cholesterol/triglyeride levels, metabolic disorders and

    so much more. The cause has to be determined and

    then the doctor will give the patient instructions on how to

    reverse this problem so the liver cells can heal.

    If this is caught early on, then it is easier to reverse. The fatty

    liver may not have yet advanced to where the liver has enlarged in size.

    Only the doctor can tell how far advanced a patient is in this disease.

    He may request more film testing or a liver biopsy to be sure of his

    findings.

    All liver patients are told, NO Alcohol and not to take any medications

    without having the approval of or being prescribed by his doctor.

    This is because alcohol and drugs are processed by the liver and

    they have to be adjusted in dosage, changed to another drug, or

    stopped completely according to how much liver cell damage there

    may be.

    Here are some medical terms that are used:

    Steatohepatitis is Fatty liver disease with inflammation of the liver

    Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver because of liver cell damage

    NASH is non alcoholic reasons for Steatohepatitis

    NAFLD is non alcoholic reasons for Fatty liver disease

    Alcoholic Steatohepatitis is alcohol reasons for fatty liver disease and

    inflammation.

    Cirrhosis is Death of the liver cells and scar tissue formation inside the liver.

    Here are a few links:

    http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.ht...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver

    http://www.gastro.com/Gastro/liverdisease/fatty_li...

    http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm

    http://www.liverdoctor.com/index.php?page=fatty-li...

    I hope this information has been of some help to you. Best wishes

    Source(s): caregiver to a liver transplant patient/pharm tech
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  • 9 years ago

    Fatty liver is a condition in which excess fat builds up in the liver tissue. The most common causes are obesity and heavy drinking. Just as with any other physical problem, some people are just more susceptible to it than others and their livers may become fatty for no apparent reason. Doctors are concerned about fatty liver because it can alter the function of the liver (which can make liver blood tests come out abnormal) and it has the potential to become more serious. It can in some cases lead to cirrhosis, though this complication is more typically associated with alcohol- or drug-related fatty liver than it is with fatty liver caused by obesity.

    The good news is that fatty liver is typically reversible. Since I'm not a doctor, I really can't advise you on what the best strategy would be for your fiance, though losing some weight and working on developing healthy eating habits might help. The best thing to do would be for your fiance to talk to his doctor and find out some ways he can reverse the fatty liver process he's experiencing.

    Source(s): I'm an ultrasound tech who's seen A LOT of fatty livers out there.
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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Treatment focuses on the factors that may cause the disease. If you are overweight or obese, do what you can to gradually lose weight -- no more than 1 or 2 pounds a week. A recent study showed that weight loss of at least 9% over a period of months can help reverse NASH. Even less weight loss than this can help lessen buildup of fat in the liver.

    Eat a balanced and healthy diet and increase your physical activity. In addition to limiting calories, avoid diets rich in refined, rapidly digested carbohydrates. This includes limiting foods such as bread, grits, rice, potatoes, corn, and concentrated sugar that is found in sports drinks and juice.

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    Hope this useful!

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