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Author Topic: Fatty liver and treatment  (Read 5362 times)

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Offline Hopeful123

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Fatty liver and treatment
« on: August 04, 2015, 10:17:50 pm »
I was wondering if having a fatty liver seamed to affect treatment

Offline Bixter

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Re: Fatty liver and treatment
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2015, 05:26:35 pm »
Fatty liver and hep c is not a good combination. It's s associated with a more severe
disease and reduced response rate to combined antiviral therapy, at least with the old treatments. You can read more about it here:

My first biopsy showed an explicit fatty liver. It did not show on ultrasound though.
I changed my diet and lost about 12% of my body weight and my next biopsy 4 years later showed no sign of fatty liver.

You can have a fatty liver without being overweight, I had a BMI of 22 when diagnosed with fatty liver. Now I keep my BMI around 19,5.

I have read that if you loose 8-9 % of your body weight (regardless of start weight) the amount of stored fat in the liver will be reduced by 50%.

If you do have a fatty liver and are already on treatment I don't think you should worry too much about it. Just try to eat healthy, watch your sugar intake and look forward to being cured.


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