• Atieka in Chicago Atieka in Chicago
    September 23, 2008
    Does fatty liver disease cause pain?
    Atieka in Chicago Atieka in Chicago
    September 23, 2008

    I have a fatty liver. Could this be causing my abdominal pain? Is it reversible?

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  • Vicki M
    Health Guide
    September 25, 2008
    Vicki M
    Health Guide
    September 25, 2008

    Hello Atieka,

     

    Fatty liver leads to cirrhosis which is best known as a disease of alcoholics. But there is something called NASH, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, which is a conditional side effect of Diabetes. You can read David Mendosa's account of his experiences with fatty liver in this sharepost.

     

    In the sharepost, David says, "While it isn’t normal to have fatty liver, about a quarter of Americans have it. By itself it probably causes little harm or permanent damage. But NASH is serious and can lead to cirrhosis, which permanently damages the liver so that it doesn’t work well any more."

     

    Now this original posting was written in 2005, long before David's well publicized weight loss. Since then, he has just written another posting where he again discusses fatty liver and it's connection to the affects of diabetes. David says that exercize helped him reverse the affects of fatty liver. You can read more about that in this sharepost.

     

    Hope this information helps somewhat. Please stay in touch and let us know how you are doing!

    Vicki M


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