I've been drinking pretty much every day since I was 18. I'm now 54. That's a good 35 years of drinking every day. Some days, not so much. Some days, a fair amount (2+ bottles of wine or the equivalent).
The result has been that over the years (obviously) I have developed fatty liver. I knew this 20 years ago. The fatty liver in itself was pretty much asymptomatic except when I drank too much (binge) and even then, the result was gastric effects (diarrhea, nausea) and other withdrawal symptoms: anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite.
But this question is about the fatty liver. I stopped drinking completely four months ago and do not intend to start again, ever. Will the fatty liver at this stage eventually resolve and will my liver be able to make a semi-full recovery? At the time I quit I was asymptomatic and now I feel great. My weight is normal and my blood tests are normal, including AST and ALT (unless there's something my featherbrained doctor isn't telling me). I did have an ultrasound a few years ago which indicated fatty liver but my doctor at the time didn't seem to be too concerned and just advised me to stop drinking.
Well, now I have and plan to continue (by the way, I've been through no programs at all. I just set up a blog and invited anyone who wanted to stop drinking to join so that we could all support each other. It worked, although currently I'm the only one who has not gone back to drinking. Please indicate in a reply whether you'd be interested in joining such a blog).
So: will my fatty liver eventually return to normal? This is my question. Ideally, it would be answered by a GI specialist or an endocrinologist, but pretty much anyone who knows about liver disease would do. Thanks in advance.