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Procedure - Fatty Liver

Your liver is the second-largest organ in your body. It helps process nutrients from food and drinks and filters harmful substances from your blood. Your liver is vital to your body’s metabolic functions. Without a functioning liver, a person cannot survive.

Fatty liver occurs when excess fat builds up in liver cells. Fatty liver is a relatively common condition, affecting nearly 25% of people globally. Fatty liver is linked to alcohol consumption, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. If fatty liver is not addressed, it can lead to more serious liver disease and far greater health problems in the future.

Symptoms of Fatty Liver

There are many signs of a possible fatty liver, though not all of these may be present in every case:

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Elevated triglyceride levels
  • Elevated insulin levels
  • Yellowing of eyes and skin
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite

Treatments for Fatty Liver

Naturally, the best way to reverse fatty liver is to lose weight. Additional measures directly related to liver health include:

  • Reducing your consumption of refined carbohydrates.
  • Consuming more monounsaturated fats, whey protein, green tea, and soluble fiber.
  • Consider consuming milk thistle, berberine, and omega-3 fatty acids.

If you are showing symptoms of a fatty liver, please schedule a consultation with your primary care provider or a medical weight loss specialist. Ogden Clinic has state-of-the-art testing modalities and our providers take a comprehensive approach to ensuring your liver is in the best of health.

Sheryl  Bingham, FNP-C, Medical Weight Loss,  Women’s Center - McKay-Dee

Bingham, Sheryl, FNP-C
4403 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-397-6160
Ruth  Earley, FNP-C, Gastroenterology,  Ogden Clinic GI at McKay-Dee

Earley, Ruth, FNP-C
4403 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
801-475-3680
Rohn  Rigby, MD, Family Medicine, Medical Weight Loss,  Utah Spine Care - Ogden Clinic Layton

Rigby, Rohn, MD
1916 N. 700 W.
Layton, UT
801-397-6160