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Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

What does "too much fat content around your liver" actually mean?

doctor told hubby this today..and of course, he isn't talking but sure enjoyed his fatty dinner tonight... My husband is impossible so I am on my quest to learn abit about what it means and what I can do to help?

Any thoughts and suggestions welcomed.

Thank you

Update:

My husband doesn't drink what so ever!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Fatty liver is just what its name suggests: the build-up of excess fat in the liver cells. It is normal for your liver to contain some fat. But if fat accounts for more than 10% of your liver’s weight, then you have fatty liver and you may develop more serious complications.

    if you have fatty liver, you shouldLose weight – safely! That usually means losing no more than one or two pounds a week.

    Lower your triglycerides through diet, medication or both

    Avoid alcohol

    Control your diabetes, if you have it

    Eat a balanced, healthy diet

    People with high triglycerides may need to substitute monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats —such as those found in canola oil, olive oil or liquid margarine — for saturated fats. Substituting carbohydrates for fats may raise triglyceride levels and may decrease HDL ("good") cholesterol in some people.

    Substitute fish high in omega-3 fatty acids instead of meats high in saturated fat like hamburger. Fatty fish like mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon are high in omega-3 fatty acids.

    Increase your physical activity

    Get regular checkups from a doctor who specializes in liver care

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  • 3 years ago

    Too Much Fat In Liver

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  • 1 decade ago

    First, a fatty liver can be caused by different things: alcohol consumption, diabetes,

    obesity, malnutrition, certain medications...

    like steriods, insulin resistance, high cholesterol

    or triglycerides and there are others.

    It has to be determined what has caused this problem before treatment can begin.

    If it is alcohol or weight...this can be reversed

    if the patient stops drinking or goes on a

    diet. Each diet has to be determined by

    what the doctor sees on his blood work.

    Fat that surrounds the liver isn't much of a

    problem. The liver is surrounded by a membrane capsule. It is when the fat develops in the liver itself, that it gets more complexed.

    The fat causes pressure in the liver cells and

    can even push the nucleus of the cell out of

    place. When this happens, the damage to

    the cell can cause the immune system to

    respond to this and cause inflammation to

    develop inside the liver and cause the liver

    to enlarge in size. (Up to this point, it can

    be reversed). However, if this isn't treated and

    the inflammation removed, it can lead to

    a progressive disease known as cirrhosis of

    the liver where the liver cells die off.

    There are different types of Fatty liver disease:

    (1)Alcohol fatty liver disease...where unless the

    alcohol is stopped it can cause inflammation.

    (2)Non alcohol related fatty liver disease

    such as:

    ***Simple fatty liver disease...where fat is there

    but doesn't cause a problem.

    ***NASH or Non Alcohol Steatohepatitis

    "Steato" means fat, "Hepa "means liver and

    "Itis "means inflammation.

    (3) Cirrhosis caused by fatty liver

    I hope this has been of some help to you.

    Here is a link, you can click on, to explain it all further:

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

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You have several well thought out and shows some research on liver answers, so I will not even attempt. But I will add this, It is not good and it just plain sucks! Are you ever going to get a break and just have a normal life? Or do you have this giant black cloud that hovers over your head, 24 X 7? Anyway, you need a break and a drink, so cheers my friend, I will join you in a rum and coke tonight.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A fatty liver is usually caused by drinking too much. It's the first sign of alcoholic liver disease, the next step being cirrhosis. If you drink, stop. Try Alcoholic's Anonymous if you can't stop on your own.

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    4 years ago

    fat content liver

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I'm Jewish, but have no problem with Jesus camp. This is a free country. Jews have Jewish camp. I don't know what fat woman you're talking about, but I assume she went to fat camp and is war with her body.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Fatty liver disease? I don't know. Ask the doctor again.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ALERT!!! NON SERIOUS ANSWER HEAD!!!!!!!

    tell him its from a lack of sex. he needs as much as he can get between now and the next appointment. ;)

    a troubled prostate has this advice. it helps to keep it a normal size.

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