is a fatty liver bad?

what does a fatty liever mean

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  • 1 decade ago
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    When the talk about having a fatty liver...they usually

    mean they have a fatty liver disease.

    Fat inside the liver can cause a great deal of problems.

    If you think about the fact that the liver is surrounded by a

    membrane capsule...knowing that fat is also inside...

    you can imagine the pressure there. The fat can push

    even the nucleus of the liver cell out of place.

    It depends on the cause of the fat in the liver, whether

    or not the disease can be reversed. Some of the causes

    are alcohol consumption, medications like steriods, weight

    gain, diabetes, insulin resistance, high

    cholesterol/triglyceride levels, hereditary conditions and others.

    If the liver cells become damaged, the immune system of

    the body responds to this damage and cause inflammation

    inside the liver also...which adds to the pressure there.

    it then goes from just being simple fatty liver disease to

    Steatohepatitis. STeato means fat, hepat means liver,

    and itis means inflammation.

    If the inflammation continues on, it can lead to where the

    liver cells are not just damaged, they start to die off.

    When the die off, scar tissue forms inside the liver that

    blocks the flow of blood. This then cannot be reversed

    and becomes a progressive disease known as Cirrhosis

    of the liver. There is then, no turning back. The doctor

    can try to slow down this disease, but there is no cure

    for it other than a liver transplant.

    I hope this information has been of some help to you.

    Here is a link to learn more about this, just click on it:

    http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm

    http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060601/1961.html

    http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.ht...

    Source(s): caregiver to a liver transplant patient
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Fatty liver disease affects a whopping 30% of the population. That's 30 out of every 100 people! And some estimates have it at 33%.

    And if you're overweight, it's even worse overweight people are extremely more likely than healthy weight individuals to develop this condition.

    In other words, you're not alone. Not by a long shot.

    Other fatty liver sufferers have reversed their condition, lost weight, and rediscovered their energy, using completely natural remedies. And that means you can, too!

    Keep reading to discover more...

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    I know that Some fat in the liver is normal. But if fat makes up more than 5%-10% of the weight of your liver, you may have alcoholic or nonalcoholic liver disease. In some cases, these diseases can lead to serious complications.

    My friend who used to suffer from fatty liver in 1 years, she had treated by many ways based on the information on the book .As a result of becoming heathier and more feel comfortable. you can see the book in oder to understand more at: http://adola.net/go/fattyliver-bible/

    Hope that it is useful for you!

  • 1 decade ago

    I have a fatty liver too. My doc does not seem concerned because my blood work was fine.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    i have one. my son ,who is 39, has one. apparently it,s not desirable , but my blood work does not worry the doctor.

  • donnie
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    i have one . i guess it's not good. they told me to stop all alcohol

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