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Fatty Liver Diet Guide

Fatty Liver Diet Guide It is normal if you have a small amount of fat in your liver. But, if you have in excess of 5-10% of fat in the entire weight of the organ – you may have liver disease. Some cases may lead to serious health problems from …

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)  Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the term for a range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver. It’s usually seen in people who are overweight or obese. A healthy liver should contain little or no fat. It’s estimated that up to …

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Fatty Liver (Steatosis)

Fatty Liver (Steatosis) Fatty liver is an abnormal accumulation of certain fats (triglycerides) inside liver cells. People with fatty liver may feel tired or have mild abdominal discomfort but otherwise have no symptoms. A liver biopsy may be needed to confirm the diagnosis and to determine the cause and extent …

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Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty Liver Disease Some fat in your liver is normal. But if it makes up more than 5%-10% of the organ’s weight, you may have fatty liver disease. If you’re a drinker, stop. That’s one of the key causes of the condition. There are two main types of fatty liver …

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol. As the name implies, the main characteristic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is too much fat stored in liver cells. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a potentially …

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What Does Heartburn Feel Like?

What Does Heartburn Feel Like? Heartburn is caused by acid reflux when stomach acid splashes from the stomach up into the esophagus. Heartburn triggers differ from person to person, but most people have similar heartburn symptoms. A burning feeling in the chest just behind the breastbone that occurs after eating …

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Liver Function Tests

Liver Function Tests Liver enzyme tests, formerly called liver function tests (LFTs), are a group of blood tests that detect inflammation and damage to the liver. They can also check how well the liver is working. Liver enzyme testing includes ALT, AST, alkaline phosphatase; true liver function tests (LFTs) include …

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Diagnosis of liver diseases

Diagnosis of liver diseases The precise diagnosis of liver diseases involves a history and physical examination performed by a health care professional. Understanding the symptoms and the patient’s risk factors for liver disease will help guide any diagnostic tests that may be considered. Sometimes history is difficult, especially in patients …

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Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack Warning signs of a heart attack may not be what you think. They can vary from person to person, and they may not always be sudden or severe. The one thing all heart attacks share in common is that the sooner you receive treatment, …

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Number of items that make Psoriasis worse

Number of items that make Psoriasis worse Psoriasis Triggers Stress and certain medications, including beta blockers and NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), can trigger psoriasis. Sunburns, scratches, and insect bites also tend to cause flare-ups .Many people find they experience flare-ups after enjoying certain foods, while certain foods seem to help …

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