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Diagnosed Hepatomegaly with fatty changes. What could be the reason? Any food habits to avoid?

Hi Sir, i am Non Alcoholic, And Non Smoking Age 38 Years Weight 89Kg Height 5. 10 iam Suffering With some stomach problem for last one month. Today I Had Been Diagnosed As HEPATOMEGALY WITH FATTLY CHANGES GRADE- 1 . Kindly advice the reason of this illness and also advice Long term Effectc Whether i have any thing to avoid in food habits in future.
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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Hello, zee,
I am glad to know that you don't drink. That is the number one cause
for liver damage in the western hemisphere.
You mention that you have been diagnosed to have enlarged liver and
fatty changes, probably based on ultrasound examination.
You are probably about ten pounds overweight considering your height.
There is a condition called "Metabolic Syndrome " and this is associated
with overweight, insulin resistence or Type-2 diabetes, elevated lipids.
We see fatty liver (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease-NAFLD).
Other thing that can cause fatty liver are certain drugs including NSAIDS,
drugs like ibuprofen,naproxen,sulfa and tetracycline family of drugs.
In women, there is fatty liver of pregnancy. Rarely, there are some
genetic disorders with enzyme deficiency that can cause this.
Metabolic diseases such as amyloidosis etc. can also do this.
Losing weight would be helpful. If your lipid levels are high, you need to
bring it down with diet and may be medications. A good high protein
diet, supplemented with Vit-E 800 i.u. daily along with Vit-C 1000 mg. daily
will be helpful. Get a complete metabolic profile of your blood.
I wish you well.
Answered: Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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