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Vitamin Supps for fatty liver

Can anyone please tell me the best vitamins to take to help fatty liver.

Can anyone also suggest when is the best time to have an US re scan after stopping drinking to check for improvement thank you

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You should consult with your doctor, some vitamins are hard for a liver to process, generally its best to avoid iron too. 6 months is about normal for a re-scan, i personally would go for a Fibroscan, its a better tool than an ultrasound. For fat to show on an ultrasound it has to be fairly well established and it will take time to eliminate. How were your enzymes?

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All normal GGT and ALT under 20.

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thats good news! so why did they find the fatty liver, were you ill?

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Some upper right pain after alcohol, no other symptons. The blood tests were carried out initially when i had drank and GGT and other results in normal ranges. Repeat one after stopping alcohol alll normal. Why? If experiencing pain and bloods done at this time, why were they normal? Its not that I want them to be abnormal its just so puzzling, and I like to fully understand

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The enzymes raise when Liver cells are being destroyed and leak into the blood. There is obviously some fat there, that hasnt quite swollen the liver enough to cause cell damage? So I would say its a good thing you have found this out now, looks like youve dodged a bullet.

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the liver's a complex beast...if your ggt is normal doesn't sound like much long term damage. Unless you're seeing other symptoms like weakness or digestive issues I doubt whether vitamins will benefit much. Best thing is good diet and exercise-it can take a long time to eradicate fat in the liver. Not drinking is the biggest factor.

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N-acetylcystein is an amino acid used for COPD and acute liver toxicity. I used it when my enzymes were askew and they went back to normal after a few months. Good luck!

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Hi. Here is a link that could be helpful. In fact, the whole of naturalnews.com is full of articles and studies to do with all kinds of sickness and disease.

naturalnews.com/036466_nafl...

We must remind ourselves that modern 'medicine', marvelous as it is, in its quest to find cures for everything has forgotten its roots in natural ways to help people suffering with chronic illnesses.

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Thanks

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Hi, milk thistle is a well recognised vitamin in helping the liver detox and repair itself I would recommend a good brand, check the strength because some labelling is misleading. As for scans 6 monthly is usual if there was any problem detected, a fibroscan will tell you a lot as it's more specific at detecting scarring but this depends on your Dr some are a bit reluctant for some reason, maybe cost, especially if your results aren't too bad. You can pay privately if your very worried it's about £300. Looks like you've spotted a potential problem early which is great but take notice and continue with no drinking as this is a huge toxin to your liver. Eat healthily as poor diet can also result in more damage. The liver is unpredictable and can deteriorate quickly so be liver aware and look after it. Good luck with everything .

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Although it can certainly be useful to hear of others' experiences on sites like this, can I warn about taking serious medical advice from non-experts and anecdotal stories? I would recommend only acting on advice from qualified doctors, not from random Internet sites etc.

For example the site "Natural News" has been recommend. This is is a site dedicated to the sale of various dietary supplements, promotion of alternative medicine, controversial nutrition and health claims, and various conspiracy theories, such as "chemtrails". They even recommended a homeopathic treatment for Ebola! I would recommend strongly against believing anything you read there.

There are trustworthy sites, such as the British Liver Trust and those run by the NHS etc, but I would say that 'alternative' sites should be avoided. Trust your doctor!

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ok thanks i would never use these sites and only had in mind a vitamin or 2 from Holland & Barrett etc but it is useful advise you give. Sometimes though ,when you are diagnosed with fatty liver and told you can drink by your dr albeit not huge amounts you tend to think people on these forums are more knowledgable

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For liver disease usually B12, B6 and Folic acid are good ones. The last one will help to lower homocysteine levels.

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I have fatty liver disease (diffuse steatosis)and have unbearable itching especially at night, I have stopped alcohol consumption on discovery of this ( today). How long might it be before the itching stops? Is there anything I can take to help. I have tried steroidal creams, Zyrtec and all kinds of herbal products. Questran and Naltrexone have been mentioned?

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