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Was diagnosed with fatty liver. Liver is mildly large. Suggestion?

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Last year I was diagnosed with fatty liver. Liver is mildly large.
Need consultant regarding this.
Posted Sun, 7 Jul 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Charles S Narasi 6 hours later
Thank you for contacting XXXXXXX with your question. You are a very
young man and now you are told that you have fatty liver. There
are several grades of this from very mild to advanced . Fatty liver
usually occurs in overweight individuals and also those with type-2
diabetes. Other things that are associated are increased triglycerides
and other lipids in the blood. You need to get a complete metabolic
panel to see if you have any of these.
One thing to know is fatty liver is reversible and treatable.
1) If you are overweight try to get on a diet and exercise program
to lose 10-15 lbs.
2) Avoid fatty, greasy and fried foods.
3) High protein diet or protein supplements are good.
4) Take 800 i.u. of Vitamin-E daily.
5) Take 100 mg. of Vitamin-C daily.
6) Take One super B-Complex tablet daily.
7) Avoid all alcohol and over the counter pain medications such as
acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen etc which can damage the liver.
8) Certain antibiotics belonging to the tetracycline or sulfa drugs are
also bad for the liver.
9) You need to have a repeat sonogram of the liver in 6 months to
see if there is improvement.
10) Liver biopsy is only indicated if there is signs of cirrhosis (Scarring).

You can discuss these with a gastroenterologist who can guide you
I wish you the very best.
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