Fatty Liver Disease Support Group

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is fatty inflammation of the liver not due to excessive alcohol use. Most with NAFLD have no or few symptoms. Infrequently patients may complain of fatigue, malaise and dull right upper abdominal discomfort. Mild jaundice can rarely be noticed. More commonly it is diagnosed as a result of abnormal liver function tests during routine blood tests.

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  • whodo

    food cravings and NAFLD

    I was diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver desease a few months ago, but have had symptoms for three years.  The problem I'm having is food cravings.  I know I need to lose weight, but I can't get away from sodas and sugar.  Anyone have a suggestion?
  • tsligh

    Members interested in clinical trials for NAFLD?

    I would be happy to help if anyone wants to learn how to look for ongoing and upcoming research studies for NAFLD.Teresa S. Sligh, MD, CPIMedical DirectorProvidence Clinical ResearchNorth Hollywood, CA
  • magi

    Newly diagnosed after months of breathlessness.

    Hi I have just been diagnosed with Fatty Liver, after months of being treated for breathlessness. I was finally sent for an Ultrasound and the fatty liver showed up. I would welcome advice about diet. How have you made changes to your diet, and what to they mean by 'more exercise'. It is particular kinds. Would really love to understand more. Thank you so much xx
  • I read online at Earthclinic that carrot juice works to detoxify the liver. I've had pain on the right upper abdomen, right below my rib cage. I was diagnosed with fatty liver but I didn't realize  the pain could be a symptom. I bought some fresh squeezed carrot juice at Wholefoods, half gallon, and drank an 8 ounce glass, then another later that day. Guess what? No Pain! I even drank coffee,...
  • Zendon

    NAFLD and choline (new here)

    Hi... I'm a 48-yo man, very rarely drink, but was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and NAFLD in February 2016. Prior to that, I was 80-100 lbs overweight, and began having upper abdominal pain about a year or two before. I suspected a peptic ulcer, and when I went to my dr, he suspected gallstones and referred me for a CT scan. This was also when he caught my type 2 diabetes in my blood sample (I...
  • Hello, My name is Cerina. And I am going to tell you a little bit about my story. When I had my Daughter (my first Child) I had a really bad Gallbladder attack two weeks after delivery and I ended up Having to get my gallbladder removed after 4 Gallbladder attacks. And my body forever was changed. It was a lot harder for me to lose weight! and my insides started to hurt all the time my Health...
  • passionfruit3

    Dont know what to do

    I have recently been diagnosed with this a month ago or two i have symptoms of gas abdominal pain and nausea at times though usually there aren't any symptoms from fatty liver what i read.i need to lose weight and change my diet everyone keeps saying i look so skinny but when i get on the scale it doesn't show only a few pounds. Im frustrated i have a blood test in a few days i don't know what ...
  • mega54

    I have an enlarged liver, not Fatty Liver Disease?

    My ultrasound shows my liver has a fatty infusion that has caused it to enlarge. My doctor says my enzymes are okay, so I do not have FATTY LIVER DISEASE. I have all but one of the symptoms I found for Fatty Liver Disease. The exception is jaundice. The others are: fatigue, obesity, dark colored andpungent urine, weakness, loss of appetite, itching, mental confusion, and pain in the upper...
  • apriljune2014

    Fatty Infiltrated Liver

    Hi all, I am a 28 year old female. I went to the doctor back in mid January after not having gone for several year. They went ahead and did bloodworm that morning because i had not yet had any breakfast, although my grandma did pass away about 12:20 that morning and i did drink some sprite and take some Tylenol/Ibprophen. The test results came back as elevated liver enzymes and low good...
  • singer8621

    Qusetions about Food

    I just received my blood work results and my liver enzymes are high. My doctor wants me to quit drinking (I don't drink) and go on a low carb low sugar diet (lifestyle change) I was wondering what the best foods are for this type of diet. I would prefer that my husband share this lifestyle change with me as well so I need options that he will eat too.Thank you for your help.
  • coaltrain

    Newly Diagnosed with questions

    Hello folks!Since I am fairly active in the Daily Strength Rheumatoid Arthritis group, I thought I would peek in here. Here's a quick rundown of why I am here:Was diagnosed with RA 3 years ago. The RA had quickly taken over my life to the point I had to stop working 1.5 years ago. After about 1 year of treatment from my Rheumatologist whom I see every 3 months and also does blood work at each...
  • tbs92

    Just Diagnosed w/ Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

    Well as you can see this is my first post. After a routine physical, the first in about 5 years, the doctor saw elevated liver enzymes. He did a second test a few months later to confirm, which it did. Then we did the sonogram which confirmed it again. I then had to go see a gastrointestinal specialist. He reviewed all the tests and diagnosed me with Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. He said...
  • kg1130

    can thyroid cause fatty liver

    I have taken thyroid pills forever. recently tried armour and felt horrible. during that time I had bloodwork done that showed a elevated liver and sugar in my urine. has or can thyroid cause this? never had liver issues before or diabeties. I had a ultrasound done on liver last week they say it is fatty liver and I need to be on a diet. I don't see that I eat that bad really, I wear a size...
  • deleted_user

    Fatty Liver? or something else?

    Hi all,New to the forum, and so far very happy with it, nice to see im not the only one experienceing these painful and stressing symptoms,So my names Marc, 35 yrs, i'm married with 3 children and work 12 hour shifts, nights. My problem is this, back in january i had a few abdominal pains, so i went along to my gp who ordered bloods and ultrasound, ultrasound came back ok, but the alt was raised...
  • nymima

    What are the elevated liver enzymes on blood work?

    Hello - What are the enzymes tested on blood work? Is it ALT, AST, BUN and CREAT? These tests are all considered high on my 89 yr. old mother's bloodwork. I am not sure is this kidney or liver related. She is on heart related meds, does not drink, smoke or eat unhealthy foods. She exercises daily. Her numbers are pretty high on these particular areas. It is just this past year that they are...