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Diagnosed with jaundice, USG abdomen showed hepatomegaly with fatty liver. Is fatty liver a serious issue?

Hi, My age is 41 and my height is 6.2 just 3 day back, I was detected for Jaundice . During USG abdomen study, the reports said that I am having a hepatomegaly with diffuse fatty changes Liver. and Right lobe span 16.5 cm .at that time, my weight was 84 kgs. I dont have smoking but sam tine drinking habit. and my job in construction company many time food diet out side of home . My questions : 1) Does Fatty Liver is a serious issue? 2) What are the Steps that I need to follow to bring back my liver to normal? 3) What kind of a Food diet that I need to follow? 4) I need to be take any medications? Please advise. I am very much worried about the Fatty Liver. Thank
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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Welcome to the forum. It is nice to know you are interested in getting well. Yes, fatty liver is a serious disease when left neglected, it may lead to jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver failure/ liver cancer and finally death. If a person is aware, the situation can be made better.

To bring back the liver to normal should be your goal. Liver is the largest and the most important organ of the body. You should get immunized with hepatitis A, B and C. This is a precautionary measure that can be taken to help the liver get better. You should consult your treating doctor about which vaccination will be the best for you.

You should lose your weight, exercise regularly, take plenty of water ( pure and hygienic). You should quit smoking, alcohol or any other addiction. Cut on your carbohydrate and sugars, cut down on caffeine intake, avoid butter, red meat, myonaise, oily junk food.

Take more fruits, juice and veggies. Prefer boiled and blanched food over spicy food. Eat papayas, take sugarcane juice ( these are good for the liver ). You can take white meat ( limited). Eat whole wheat grain products, eat low fat milk products.

Yes, you should keep in touch with your treating doctor and take medicines as prescribed. Some appetizers, antacids and liver tonic will be very helpful for you. Strictly follow the doses prescribed by the doctor. Adequate rest and good sleep are essential for a healthy liver.

Have a good day. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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