Just diagnosed with mild fatty liver

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hi I’m new to this so forgive me if I get it wrong I have been feeling off colour since Christmas when I had stomach problems for over a month which was checked out with colonoscopy not pleasant but was told everything ok. Had blood test was told nothing to worry about just slightly elevated bilirubin but not to worry.  2 weeks later I end up in casualty with dull ache just under right ribs had another blood test was told your liver has gone haywire you need an ultrasound you have probably got gallstones.  Had ultrasound was told no gallstones but a mildly fatty liver but don’t worry as most people are walking around with this.  Have spoken to dr who have told me my bilirubin level is 24 and my ALT level is 36 I don’t want to appear thick but can anyone telll me what this means and what can I do about it coz I don’t mind admitting I’m a bit scared !,,,

I still have the discomfort like pressure behind my right rib I don’t drink but am a bit overweight and don’t do much exercise which I guess I need to change.

Please help as I am desperate.

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    Hi Joanne, & fatty liver is epidemic now days, so you're not alone.  I developed fatty liver from drinking, & the symptoms (dull ache, feeling overly full after meals and back pain) are very real.  

    Dietary modification to resolve fatty liver is out there, but basically eliminating simple sugars, particularly high fructose corn syrup from sodas and fruit juice may be all it takes to find relief (if you're consuming these).  Don't worry too much about dietary fats.  It's the sugars that cause acute symptoms.  

    Exercise is helpful, but dietary modification is most important.  Tea and coffee are well known liver tonics, so if you can substitute these for sweetened beverages, this would be great.  Try not to add too much sweetener, cream or flavorings.  

    Acute fatty liver can be largely resolved in a month or so if you can resist sweets.  

    Hope this helps.  

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