Just diagnosed with Fatty Liver

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Hey guys i was just told this morning that i have AFLD. Im so upset and very depressed right now. A little back story, ive been having these pains in my right upper side beneath my rib cage for several months now. Ive had a previous Ultrasound in November 2016 and all cam back normal. My liver test were perfect as well. But i was having Yellow stool and very light pain in the same area many months after. I had another Ultrasound this past week and sure enough Fatty Liver was the out come. My doctor didnt seem to be worried, and told me all i need to do was lose some weight and ill be okay. What the heck?!?!? Im 5'6" and weigh 135lbs, im very skinny and have a little bit of a belly but thats it. So im really worried about my condition and dont know where to start. I do know i will stop drinking but i just need to begin the healing process of my liver as ive read it can be reversed. 

Can anyone share their exsperiences of how to over come Fatty Liver? Or just some words of encouragment to help me cope with this? Im going to start eating a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with lean meats, chicken and fish. 

Can i take vitamins to help heal my liver? 

UGH im so scared now that i wont recover from this.

Thanks!!

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    Hi jimmy, I don't think your weight seems to be the issue at 135 lbs but your diet could be including alcohol consumption, also a sedantry lifestyle want help.

    If you do as you say there's no reason why you can't reverse this diagnosis, how much would you say drink and how's your cholesterol levels, BP etc

    Also you don't give your age

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      i would drink 4-5 nights a week and have about 5-7 vodkas each night. im 38 years old and have been doing so for the past 10-12 years or more. all my  levels are in perfect order. same with pancreas, gullbladder, spleen etc. just my liver was diagnosed as fatty.
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      Hi that's obviously too much for you, I suppose your lucky to be given a warning now and not worse news in maybe 10 years time, your body is telling you something and its up to you whether you do anything about it.

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      I'm sure if you take the right steps and change your lifestyle things will be fine, FL is definitely reversible, go and speak to your GP and get some reassurance, also if your diet is really bad get some diet sheets of line, there free and not boring

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    Hi Jimmy, the first thing you must do is stop drinking completely, your liver needs healing. Get help if need be, lots of support groups out there including AA, they do help in giving up the booze, alcohol a very addictive substance. You're still young at 38, your body will heal quicker than someone older and who've been drinking longer. You've been given a warning, heed it, because if you don't you your liver will get worse. I'm a lot older than you and only gave up alcohol two and a half years ago, and now wished I had done it years ago. You can still enjoy life without alcohol. Although I wasn't an everyday drinker, I could down a few bottles over the weekend Eating less fatty foods, and less processed stuff will also help. The best to you.

     

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    so ive been reading a lot on AFLD and i understand that there are different stages. how do i know what stage im at? Fatty liver stage 1 ,Alcoholic Hepatitis is stage 2 (which really i believe is where im at), and cirrhosis stage 3. I know my doctor said i have Stage 1 fatty liver, but how do i really know? All of my symptoms resort to stage 2.
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    One other thing id like to know is, all the diets to help improve fatty live calls for no crabs or very little at most. What is a safe amount of carbs to eat per day? Everything has carbohydrates!!!

    Normal daily allowance says up to 325 carbs.

    What would you guys recommended?

    Thanks.

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