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Trying to respond for the third time, but the questions keep getting dropped ... Diet is probably my next largest concern ... that will need to be a major adjustment for me ...
low fat? low calorie? chicken? turkey? rice?
have used sweet iced tea as my morning cup of coffee ... but it appears the processed sugar is not good for the fatty liver.
Here's what I can tell you today -
Received report from hospital ultrasound (completed last Monday) of a mildly enlarged fatty liver - echogenic, but of normal contour. 3 liver cysts were found, all benign, the largest of which was 1.3 cm. Terms of hepatic steatosis used and hepatic cysts.No gallbladder problems found (which is actually why my doctor had sent me for the ultrasound). Common bile duct was found normal. Right kidney and pancreas were found normal. Received blood work paperwork yesterday also - stating that blood work and levels were normal.Symptoms - about 5-6 weeks ago started noticing a feeling of pressure under my right rib cage. No pain, but annoying. Weight now 242 pounds, 6'4" inches tall. Probably have gained 10-12 pounds over the last 6 months.
Not diabetic, non-smoker, never had an alcoholic drink in my life. no regular exercise (although that's obviously going to have to change).Researching 'fatty liver' and 'enlarged liver' on-line has me spooled up that I'm going to die from this (ok, maybe a bit of an overexageration), but I'm scared of what's going on.
Worried about where this leads - cirrosis, cancer ... etc ... can the enlarged liver be reduced back to size? is that likely due to the fatty liver?
So my other big question has to do with diet ... chicken? turkey? staying away from red meats? brown rice?
have always enjoyed my sweet ice tea in the morning - in place of coffee (which I don't like) ... but that's probably not a great deal any longer with the processed sugar ... have read that green tea has a positive effect on fatty liver?