fatty liver not from drinking

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have a fatty liver. I’m 21, don’t drink, 5’6” 120lbs. It can just be genetic. The doctors just said to get it checked every once in awhile but didn’t say I should make any lifestyle changes or that it would go away. I take iron in my prenatal vitamins and don’t have any concerns about it. Sorry I’m not much help, but I wouldn’t be overly concerned! 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have read articles that say there is a connection between sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup and fatty liver disease.  I’m not a doctor or nutritionist,  just someone who spends too much time on the internet reading about health/wellness. But it might be something to look into?  I don’t think you can ever go wrong eating a diet primarily of whole, unprocessed foods with a lot of veggies.

Sorry your going though this!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

vhenke1:  Same here! I’m in my 20’s, 5’3, 120 and rarely drink and have never smoked. However, I have pretty high cholesteral/fatty liver/PCOS, so I am assuming that it can be tied in with hereditary Hypercholesterolemia. Even being at a healthy weight, genetics don’t really care! 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

Like PPs have said, fatty liver can be genetic. You said you are overweight, and that’s probably the reason you have fatty liver. The best thing you can do is continue to lose weight, and it will most likely resolve itself. The high heart rate is usually because your heart is not as efficient at pumping blood, and you can improve that by doing cardio. It will build your heart muscle, and make your heart more efficient at pumping blood, therefore will have to pump less often. Another reason for higher heart rate can be dehydration. It sounds like you’re on the right track. Check with your pcp or a nutritionist about a safe weight loss plan while you’re breastfeeding.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

vhenke1:  I hope you feel better soon! I also have a fatty liver, but I’m a bit overweight and was also just diagnosed with a stomach condition. Where is your stomach pain? I know with mine at first they thought it could be my gallbladder, but they checked everywhere with an ultrasound and it only showed the fatty liver. Are you having trouble eating at all? Like any nausea or anything? That’s good you’ve been walking, definitely keep that up if you have the energy. Also staying hydrated is always good. 

If you start to feel really really bad though, definitely keep seeing doctors. Don’t give up. I had 2 different doctors tell me they thought I had this condition, meanwhile my family doctor disagreed. It finally took a colonscopy/endoscopy to diagnose it. So if you feel you need a second opinion, definitely find one. It’s your health at stake. 

 

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Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

You’re doing all the right stuff! I don’t think low or high iron has much of an effect on pulse rate. Hydration, infection, and the fitness of the heart itself usually has the most bearing on your heart rate. One way to test if you’re dehydrated: take your pulse while you’re laying down.  Stand up and immediately take your pulse again. If it is more 10 beat per min higher than your laying down pulse, you are a little on the dehydrated side.

Your hemoglobin (iron level) usually has to be lower than 9 or 10 to feel physical effects of anemia.

I hope that helps.

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