Fatty liver is also known as hepatic steatosis or simply steatosis. If the fatty liver shows inflammation, then the condition is known as steatohepatitis.
Which of the following is the most common cause of fatty liver?
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Alcoholism and heavy drinking is the most common reason for a fatty liver. Other common causes of fatty liver include obesity, diabetes, dyslipidemia, genetic inheritance, malnutrition, rapid weight loss, and certain medications such as aspirin, tetracycline, and steroids.
Which of the following is a diagnostic test for fatty liver?
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Abdominal Ultrasound, which uses sound waves to produce pictures to evaluate the size and shape of the liver, as well as blood flow through the liver. On ultrasound images, steatotic livers look brighter than normal livers, and cirrhotic livers (advanced fibrosis) look lumpy and shrunken.
Fatty liver is an irreversible condition.
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Fatty liver is a reversible condition, which needs modifications in the lifestyle. In many cases, it is not associated with any symptom and may remain as a silent condition for a long time. It usually does not damage the liver permanently until it progresses to a severe level. Fatty liver more commonly affects people between the ages 40 and 60.
Which of the following is a false statement?
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Many fatty liver cases do not develop into a liver disease as the liver can repair itself. You can easily manage fatty liver by simply managing your cholesterol level, diabetes, obesity, and taking other necessary but feasible steps. Some specific food items that can help fatty liver patients are the ones rich in omega-3 fatty acids, garlic, coffee, tea, walnuts, broccoli, avocado, and soy or whey protein. People with fatty liver should avoid alcohol, sugar or added sugars, refined grains, fried foods, and meats which are high in saturated fats like beef and pork. Regular exercise is very beneficial for fatty liver patients as it helps manage and reduce the symptoms of fatty liver.