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liver is fatty but is nothing to worry about?

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I recently had a ultrasound done to look for gallstones. They did not find any stones but said my liver was fatty but that was nothing to worry about. When I looked up fatty liver on the internet, it said that it is something that should be treated. Has anyone else experienced this and did their dr. feel it was necessary to treat?
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replied February 28th, 2017
Welcome to e health forum.

First of all, please keep in mind that due to the lack of complete medical history and lack of physical examination, specific diagnosis of your issues cannot be provided. The information provided is only for educational purposes, and should not be considered as your medical diagnosis.

Fatty liver, is a condition where fat is deposited (steatosis) in the liver cells.

The most common causes of fatty liver is Alcohol abuse. Other causes include - obesity, hepatitis, metabolic diseases like diabetes, and some medications.

The condition is benign and reversible by following a lifestyle and dietary changes and specific treatment of the underlying cause - Eg stopping alcohol, proper control of diabetes, physical exercise and gradual weight reduction, etc.




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