If I have Fatty liver disease do I need to go to the Doctors often?

Say Ive been diagnosed with FLD, Will I need to go to the doctors often for check ups? If so, How often will I need to go?

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  • 9 years ago
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    You will be seeing your doctor on a regular basis. How often will

    depend on how far advanced you are in this disease. He will be

    doing blood testing to keep an eye on your liver and may even

    do ultrasound or Ct scan to check your liver. A liver biopsy

    may be done to determine how far advanced you are...this is

    usually done when referred to the doctor I mentioned below.

    If you are getting advanced in this disease, he may refer you

    to a gastroenterologist.

    There are different things that cause fatty liver disease:

    alcohol consumption, certain kinds of medications (like steriods)

    weight gain (obesity), fast weight loss, diabetes, insulin resistance,

    high cholesterol/triglyceride levels, metabolic disorders, and more.

    There is about 5% fat in the liver. However, a little more than this

    is known as Simple Fatty liver which may or may not cause any

    problems. As the fat continues to build up inside the liver, it can

    start to damage the liver cells. The immune system of the body

    will respond to this damage and cause inflammation to also

    develop inside the liver. This will cause the liver to enlarge in

    size and takes on a spongy texture. It is becoming more

    serious then: this is known as Steatohepatitis.

    Steato stands for fat, hepat stands for liver, and itis stands for

    inflammation.

    It is best to follow all instructions the doctor may tell you to

    give you a chance for the liver cells to heal and the problem

    could be reversed (depending on the cause).

    It the inflammation does develop in the liver and his

    instructions are not followed, then the fat will continue

    to build up in the liver and it may lead to where the

    liver cells die off and form scar tissue in the liver.

    It is then a progressive, irreversible disease known

    as Cirrhosis.

    Here are some links to help you understand more

    about this disease, that you can click on:

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver

    http://www.gastro.com/Gastro/liverdisease/fatty_li...

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

    http://www.liverdoctor.com/index.php?page=fatty-li...

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

    Best wishes

    NAFLD: is non alcoholic causes of fatty liver disease (this is

    with or without inflammation).

    The letters stand for Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.

    NASH: is non alcoholic causes of fatty liver disease with

    inflammation.

    The letters stand for Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

    Alcoholic Steatohepatitis is

    Alcoholic causes for fatty liver disease with inflammation.

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

    You need to see doctor to check for your liver and have suitable diet to cure fatty liver

    here are some suggestions for fatty liver treatment:

    Treatment focuses on the factors that may cause the disease. If you are overweight or obese, do what you can to gradually lose weight -- no more than 1 or 2 pounds a week. A recent study showed that weight loss of at least 9% over a period of months can help reverse NASH. Even less weight loss than this can help lessen buildup of fat in the liver.

    Eat a balanced and healthy diet and increase your physical activity. In addition to limiting calories, avoid diets rich in refined, rapidly digested carbohydrates. This includes limiting foods such as bread, grits, rice, potatoes, corn, and concentrated sugar that is found in sports drinks and juice.

    Above is just short summary the information related to fatty liver, To understand much better you can see at here:http://adola.net/go/fattyliver-bible/

    Have a good health!

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