Fatty Liver Disease
- Q What is the rate of incidence for fatty liver disease?
Evidence of a fatty liver is considered almost a guarantee among people who consistently drink heavily. But about 40 percent of people who drink in moderation also may show signs of a fatty liver. When it is not found in combination with cirrhosis or... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for fatty liver disease?
Fatty liver disease (FLD) can be treated by removing or restricting the factor causing the fatty liver. This may be alcohol, excessive weight, drug use, or another cause. Removal of this factor may cause the fat in the liver to go away in six weeks.... Full Answer
- Q Does fatty liver disease affect men differently than women?
Women are more susceptible to fatty liver disease (FLD) than men. While men typically need to consume approximately 40 to 60 grams of alcohol per day (up to eight servings) for more than 10 years to develop FLD, women can develop the disease by only... Full Answer
- Q Can fatty liver disease be prevented?
Fatty liver disease (FLD), also known as alcoholic fatty liver, is usually caused by drinking alcohol regularly for a long period of time - usually over 10 years. Even drinking moderately for a number of years puts you at risk for developing alcoholic... Full Answer
- Q How can I manage my fatty liver disease on a daily basis?
Fatty liver disease (FLD), also known as alcoholic fatty liver, is best managed by eliminating alcohol use and following your doctor's or nutritionist's guidelines for medication, weight loss, and proper diet. In many instances, six weeks of abstinence... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of fatty liver disease?
Fatty liver disease (FLD) is a stage in alcoholic liver disease and is closely related to cirrhosis, which can occur if fatty liver disease goes untreated and the liver becomes inflamed and damaged. FLD on its own may be difficult to detect because... Full Answer
- Q Does fatty liver disease run in families?
Fatty liver disease is one of three closely-related diseases (also cirrhosis and alcoholic hepatitis) which comprise alcoholic liver disease. Alcoholic liver disease overall is often seen among family members. The disease is associated with an inability... Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for fatty liver disease?
Consuming alcohol regularly is a primary cause of fatty liver disease (FLD), so by drinking alcoholic beverages you increase your risk for the condition. Females have a greater risk for the disease, and having certain genes can also increase its... Full Answer
- Q How is fatty liver disease diagnosed?
Blood tests are the usual method used to determine if you have fatty liver disease (FLD). Various types of blood tests will look for irregularity in the liver, including enlargement. Accumulation of fat in the liver can be identified through technology... Full Answer