What Does Hepatic Steatosis Mean?

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is this reversable? i see the diet listed so i am wondering if by this diet i can change the dx.
Also would drinking apple cider vinegar help
First of all, you have to make sure that there are many types of fatty liver. Here I introduce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It refers to the presence of hepatic steatosis without other causes (e.g., heavy drinking) leading to secondary hepatic lipid deposition. NAFLD may progress to cirrhosis and may be an important cause of cryptogenic cirrhosis.

NAFLD has hepatic steatosis with or without inflammation and fibrosis. In addition, there is no secondary cause of hepatic steatosis. It is subdivided into non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NAFL refers to hepatic steatosis without obvious evidence of inflammation, while NASH refers to hepatic steatosis accompanied by hepatic inflammation, which may not be histologically distinguishable from alcoholic steatohepatitis. Other terms used to describe NASH include pseudoalcoholic hepatitis, alcoholic hepatitis, fatty hepatitis, fat necrosis and diabetic hepatitis.
Most NAFLD patients have no symptoms, but some NASH patients may complain of fatigue, discomfort and vague discomfort in the right upper abdomen. Patients are more likely to seek medical attention because of elevated aminotransferase levels in the liver during laboratory tests or incidental hepatic steatosis on abdominal imaging.

Physical examination revealed that NAFLD patients may have enlarged liver at the time of physical examination. Liver enlargement is the first sign. In NAFLD patients, the reported incidence of hepatomegaly varies widely: patients with cirrhosis may have chronic liver disease characteristics (e.g., palm of liver, spider nevus, ascites). AST and ALT may increase slightly or moderately in patients with NAFLD, but normal aminotransferase levels do not exclude NAFLD. Because many patients are diagnosed with NAFLD because of the discovery of abnormal aminotransferase, the true prevalence of abnormal aminotransferase in NAFLD patients is not clear. When AST and ALT are elevated, they are usually 2-5 times the normal upper limit, and the
What is NALFD, what does that stand for?
It's NAFLD, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. It's a group of conditions where there is accumulation of excess fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol.
I think mine is caused by too much alcohol. If I cut down will that help or do I have to stop completely?
Hello Kathleen, if you've developed Hepatic Steatosis, the suggestion is to stop drinking alcohol completely.
I have swelling in my stomach just under my ribcage. My bowel movements are always irregular. I have trouble swallowing sometimes. I have re occurring UTiIs. I do not have yellowing in my skin and am not nauseated ever. My sister and my daughter have hep c. Both from dirty blood transfusions while hospitalized.
I'll suggest that you take a blood test see if you've been infected. I'm serious.
I have a fatty liver, hypothroid, and diabetes, have little energy, and mucvh fatique.
Lack of energy and fatigue can be caused by hypothyroidism, which should be treated with levothyroxine. You should discuss this with your doctor.