Has anyone managed to 'reverse' their fatty liver?

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As my question asks, has anyone managed to do this and if so, how have you done it?  I realise it is a lifestyle change and i am doing that at the moment (ie going to weightwatchers, going to the gym) but apart from having the ferritin levels checked, how can you tell if the liver is 'repairing' from fatty liver?

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    Hi Carina,

    I've been wondering the same thing. My doctor never said what I had to do.  I've gotten blood work back and he said it was looking better but how does he really know without another CT SCAN.  Very confusing when they don't give you much info.

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      I've got an appointment to see my GP next week so will go armed with lots of questions which i hope she can answer.  I had fatty liver diagnosed earlier this year along with some liver cysts but after a follow up scan i have now been discharged but i feel they can't just 'leave it like that' - that's my opinion anyway but will let you know what she says.
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    Hi there is diet on the net about fatty liver.. Go and check there smile
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    Hi Carina I was also diagnosed with fatty liver and 3 lesions, they fully discharged me and I wasn't happy about no follow up . As things not improved I was referred to different hospital and asked them to re check the original scan. They have now decided to do another scan as they are not sure diagnosed correctly. If you have doubts press for another scan
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      I had a follow up scan from my original first one.  I've also written a letter to my consultant and awaiting a reply.  I'm surprised in a way that I wasn't given any sort of dietary information.  I try and drink 2 pints of water a day, sometimes with fresh lemon juice in it.  I have quite a lot of weight to lose. Are you now waiting for an appointment for your next scan? 
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    Carnia, I did. It was not just weight loss it is what I ate to get there. I took out all bad carbs in my diet. I only lost 10 pounds and my liver was no longer fatty. It is the carbs that get you. WW is good, but do not get your points from processed foods. and their meals are usully high in carbs too. I don't think you can really tell if the liver has been reversed without a test. or ct scan. But I know my energy level came back just after a few weeks. And the slight dull feeling I had in my liver area went away too. Lots of water.. water is the best detox for the liver..
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      that is very encouraging news but did you have to very strict with yourself?  I go to weightwatchers every week and it has taken me a long time to lose a stone but i still have lots more to lose as i am in the obese category.  I need to up my game with the lifestyle change especially the excercise as i seem to have slacked a bit just lately but i will get back into it.  I am trying to cut down carbs and sugar although sometimes it is hard.  I try and drink 2 pints of water at work each day, i can't seem to manage anymore than that but i have asked for a soda stream for Xmas so that i can do my own sparkling water as i love that but don't tend to buy the stuff cos it contains salt would you believe?  Any hints and tips are much appreciated.
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    Hi carina at the moment ime healing from a transplant witch I had in July this year  i have to go back to hospital regularly and see specialists my dietitian tells me to eat a special diet  for the moment most foods are fruit mixed nuts plenty of water and do some exercise not heavy training upper body running walking machine etc then you will find in your blood tests it will alter a lot hope I have helped you BOBWHATMOUGH 
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      I don't what is happening to my posts. I'm hitting a wrong key or something, they disappear before I finish my reply. That is awesome you seem to be doing good after a transplant in the summer. How are you feeling? Has it been a hard recovery? My hepc is now full blown chirrosis and I am on the new treatment for 2 months now, will take a year. My gastro dr referred me to a new hepatologist and said I needed to see and treat at transplant hospital. I hate to be negative but that doesn't sound good to me and I am thinking I will end up on transplant list. take care, blessings.
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      Carol what are the tablets called mine were daclatasvir.rebetol. Sofosbuvir mine was only three months course but very expensive! Ime ok after transplant it's been 5 months now doing monthly visits to queen Elizabeth 

      birmingham. Everything is a hard recovery it's how strong you are . 

      If it does go as far as going to a transplant hospital go to Birmingham 

      if poss , you need to be alcohol free for six months to get on waiting list , I was very very lucky only on list for 18 hours . I had hepc full cirrhosis and end stage cancer in liver . Get to liver unit asap good luck carol if you need any more advice get in touch again I will help you through it 

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    I have fatty liver and fibroscan scan 10.1 .I weighed 9 st 7oz.

    I was advised to lose 1/2st and cut sugar ,eat healthy.low fat diet.get more exercise.

    My last fibroscan was 7.1 and weigh 9st.

    I go for a walk every day,low fat diet and have cut sugar out of my diet.

    I have never drank alcohol.

    I'm have back and hip problems causing a lot of pain so unable to walk far.hoping my next fibroscan is ok...holly

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      Hi im new to the fiber scan to, did you know there is also a procedure called fibersure if you dont have a local hospital that has a fiberscan, the closest one is 5 hours each way so they did the fibersure it is a blood test that they use to acess treatment im in 3 rd week hep c treatment with sovaldi 400 mg and Daklinza 60 mg and Ribavirin 600 mg twice a day for 12 weeks also have stage 4 cirrhosis.
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