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Fatty Liver Disease (Transplant Questions & Problems)?

My father has been diagnosed with fatty liver disease. He shows all the symptoms of liver failure. (yellow tinge to eyes, tired, eating less)

He's in line for a liver transplant, but over the course of three months, he's been trying to eat healthier and better to slow the process down.

My whole family is in a mess because we're not making a lot of money, and we're afraid of him dying. We don't want him to die because we love him and we want him to get the liver transplant asap.

Can anybody tell me what we need to know, what we need to know, etc? :\

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  • Susan
    Lv 4
    4 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%.

    And if you're overweight, it's even worse overweight people are extremely more likely than healthy weight individuals to develop this condition.

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

    Other fatty liver sufferers have reversed their condition, lost weight, and rediscovered their energy, using completely natural remedies. And that means you can, too!

    Keep reading to discover more...

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    Fatty Liver Disease (Transplant Questions & Problems)?

    My father has been diagnosed with fatty liver disease. He shows all the symptoms of liver failure. (yellow tinge to eyes, tired, eating less)

    He's in line for a liver transplant, but over the course of three months, he's been trying to eat healthier and better to slow the process...

    Source(s): fatty liver disease transplant questions problems: https://tr.im/RCQMT
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  • Lucy L
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Basically, those patients who are the sickest according to criteria from the United Network for Organ Sharing or closest to the top of the list for a liver transplant. You can read the criteria at:

    http://www.unos.org/

    Once your father moves up the list (it could take a long time if he is not among the sickest patients) and a matching liver is found for him, he'll be notified and have to go to the hospital for the transplant immediately.

    Once your dad has the transplant he'll need to recuperate before he can return to his normal activities. He will also be on special drugs for the rest of his life to prevent organ rejection. It's likely that he'll never again feel quite as good as he did before he got sick, but much better than he did before the transplant. It's not unusual for transplant patients to have a lot of fatigue; they may not be able to do as much as they did before they were sick. In addition, your dad will have to have regular check ups the rest of his life to assure that the organ is not being rejected and that the medications he is taking are optimal.

    I hope your dad gets a new liver soon. The best thing you and your family can do is to be supportive and positive about the outcome. Good luck to you and your dad.

    Source(s): I work for a company that does test kits for organ transplants and keep up on the literature. A close friend also had a liver transplant.
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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Today has many natural ways to treat fatty liver such as:

    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 fatty liver, such as suitable diet, natural measures .you can refer to here to understand more:http://adola.net/go/fattyliver-bible/

    Hope this useful!

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  • 1 decade ago

    A liver biopsy will show if the fatty liver with

    inflammation has progressed to Cirrhosis of the

    liver. It is the very best test because they

    look directly at a sample of the liver tissue and

    not just films of it.

    It all depends on the cause of the fatty liver

    disease whether what his doctor tells him

    to do will help reverse this situation.

    Fat inside the liver pushes on the liver cells and

    can even push the nucleus of the cell out of

    place. Any damage to the liver cells can

    cause the immune system of our bodies to

    respond to it and cause inflammation.

    Inflammation causes the liver to enlarge in

    size and can be seen on an ultrasound or Ct

    scan. If the inflammation continues and

    the cause cannot be stopped, it will then

    progress to the liver cells dying off and scar

    tissue formation inside the liver that blocks

    the flow of blood through the liver on its

    way back to the heart and also blocks the

    flow of blood to the other liver cells so they

    will continually die off. This is then known

    as Cirrhosis of the liver.

    He should be with a gastroenterologist or

    hepatologist now. You can locate the

    transplant center closest to you by typing

    the name of the state you live in and

    then Transplant Center after that, in your

    search engine. It is best to get referred

    to a doctor that is connected to the Transplant

    Team of Surgery.

    A Fatty liver can occur because of alcohol

    consumption, obese, diabetes, malnutrition,

    certain medication like steriod, pregnancy,

    insulin resistence, high cholesterol/triglyceride

    levels, hereditary and others.

    I'm going to give you as many links as I can

    with information...it only allows 10 here.

    This will tell you more about fatty liver disease,

    cirrhosis of the liver, everything you need to

    know about the transplant process, living

    donation of organs, advance directives you

    may need and also financial help. Hope this

    will help you. You just have to click on these

    links:

    Fatty liver disease:

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

    Cirrhosis of the liver:

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

    Advance directives:

    http://www.caringinfo.org/stateaddownload

    Transplants:

    http://www.surgery.usc.edu/divisions/hep/patientgu...

    Living donation:

    http://www.transplantliving.org/

    MELD Score:

    http://www.unos.org/SharedContentDocuments/MELD_PE...

    Transplant Funding:

    http://www.transplants.org/

    http://transplantcafe.com/notes/Resources_-_Liver_...

    http://www.transplantfund.org/

    Even though this last on is for Cancer patients...

    it is beneficial also to transplant patients:

    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Suppo...

    When he has to be evaluated for the liver

    transplant...ask to speak with the

    "Transplant Social Worker "at the Transplant

    Center. She has many resources and knows

    of organizations to help raise the funds for

    transplants.

    I hope this information has been of some help

    to you.

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

    Go for kettlebell workouts — the average joe burns 400 calories in 20 units.

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  • 3 years ago

    Baggy clothes hide your system and encourage lounging around. So regardless if you're relaxing at home, wear fitted clothes and keep you on track.

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  • 3 years ago

    execute a few biceps curls any time you grab shopping luggage

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  • cecil
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    drink normal water without enhanced glucose

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Go for kettlebell workouts — the average joe burns 400 calories in 20 min's.

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