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What are the treatment options for fatty liver disease?

Robynne K. Chutkan, MD
Gastroenterology
Eating a healthy diet and losing weight can treat fatty liver disease in the early stages; vitamin E therapy can also help. Watch as I discuss all treatment options, including liver transplantation.

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. However, clinical support and nutritional supplements are often needed alongside abstinence for optimal treatment outcomes.

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