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Reports show grade 1 fatty liver and tiny gall bladder polyps. What does this mean? Solution?

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i have grade 1 fatty lever and tiny gall bladder polyps in anterior wall body measuring 5 - 4 mm
Posted Tue, 2 Jul 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 41 minutes later
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Fatty liver is the presence of deposits of fat in the liver. It can be related to alcohol or related to diet and lifestyle.

When it is not caused by alcohol it is called non alcoholic liver disease is actually the most common cause of liver disease in some countries.

There are different stages. It can go from deposits of fat to inflammation of the liver, liver failure and in rare cases liver cancer.

You are at an early stage. At your stage of fatty liver there is no danger , lifestyle changes can prevent further progression to more liver disease and may also cause reversal.

Weight loss has been shown to improve blood test results, the fat in the liver and prevent inflammation of the liver.
Interesting high fat/low carbohydrate diet has been shown to be better for this than low fat diet. Most specialist actually recommend avoiding low fat diets in fatty liver disease.

Low carb diets involve reducing or eliminating the use of sodas/fruit juices/rice/flour/pasta/bread/biscuits/some cereals/potatoes.
Persons can use alot of water and as much protein as they wish. Protein can come from meat or plants if you are a vegetarian.

You can use salads as well as low carbohydrate vegetables with this diet.

There is alot of info on this type of diet available.

In addition metformin (used in diabetics with insulin resistance) and statins (used for high cholesterol) are also helpful.

In terms of the polyps in the gall bladder- these are growths that stick out from the lining of the gallbladder.They are usually harmless and cause no problems.The most common ones are due to build up of cholesterol.

If they are less than 10mm they are unlikely to be cancer or XXXXXXX Yours are 4mm so are unlikely to be XXXXXXX but if you are concerned a general surgeon can remove them

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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