Different things can cause fatty liver disease:
weight gain (obesity), fast weight loss, malnourishment,
diabetes, insulin resistance, alcohol consumption,
metabolic disorders, high cholesterol/triglyceride levels,
certain kinds of medication (like steriods), some chemical
exposure, and there are others.
It looks like you may have three causes: eatting alot of fat,
alcohol consumption, and thyroid is a metabolic disorder.
There is about 5% fat inside a healthy liver. However, as the
fat builds up inside the liver...it causes pressure inside the liver
and can damage the liver cells. What starts out as being simple
fatty liver (which can easily be reversed) can turn into something
more serious. As the liver cells become damaged, the immune
system of the body may respond to this and cause inflammation
to develop inside the liver (hepatitis)...when this takes place, it
will cause the liver to enlarge in size and takes on a spongy
texture. This is then know as Steatohepatitis. That is one
step closer to the irreversible, progressive disease known as
Cirrhosis where the liver cells die off and form scar tissue
inside the liver.
It is best to stop all alcohol consumption and be sure the
doctor knows any and all medications you are taking...
including over the counter meds, herbs, herbal teas,
vitamin, minerals, supplements, eye drops, inhalers,
prescriptions prescribed by other doctors, etc.
All liver patients are usually told this.
No one blood testing is 100% accurate. The doctor
usually does do more testing to be sure of the results.
Usually within a certain time period....
But since you stated you are already diagnosed with
fat in the liver...it would be best to follow any doctors
orders he gives you to reverse the problem.
He may redo the thyroid testing to see if you still
are elevated above normal. If you are, then he
may give you medication. It means the thyroid
is making too much of its hormone... It is known as
hyperthyroidism. The thyroid controls the rate of
our metabolism and the liver is the main organ that metabolizes.
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