I thought of joining this forum after reading lots of stories related to fatty liver.
Just a little background on me. I am 38 year old and between 34 and 37 year age, I used to lift heavy weights, eat lots of multivitamins, creatine etc. basically I was a heavy lifter but never did any cardio. In December 2017, I received my first anxiety attack and from there everything went down hill. I was 184Lb and cannot go to the gym and lift heavy because every time I did, my heart was beating a lot which was giving me panic attack. From December 2017 - June 2018 I have been to ER 4 times several blood tests and everything came normal. I do have high cholesterol 255.
Between my anxiety I started eating everything. Basically eating was bringing my anxiety down. I used to never eat sweets but I got a sweet tooth between this time and in October 2018 I was 205Lb. I was just eating everything oily food, ice creams you name it. Between this time anytime I used to sit down, i felt like my right side was touching my ribs. The more I sit the more soar it did get. I didn’t pay attention too much until some nights I used to get like a stabbing pinch for 5 seconds where it was waking me up. So I ended up going to my GP and she examined the area especially the lower rib and pressed every region but could not find anything neither it did not feel pain. So she said we can do abdominal ultrasound and will do blood test. October 19th The blood test came with ast=36 and alt=58 and ultrasound simple stated ‘fatty infiltration in the liver’ impression was hepatic steatosis. At this time I also had a small pea size pimple to the right rib.
Also, my Trig = 93, LDL = 180 and HDL = 33
So fast forward now, on december 5th my Alt=35 and ASt=30 and I weigh 175LB as of today. I’ve gone to low carb diet and have lost the pregnant belly fat which I used to have it with fatty liver. All I do is eat chicken breast, salmon, broccoli, olive oil, 100G of salt only, broussel sprouts and couple protein shakes unsweetened and no carb non GMO.
Working out 6 days a week with 20 min carido(Elyptical) & lifting weights and 2 days of strength training with a trainer. Now my BP is normal, i will be doing another cholestrol test end of Jan to see if diet has helped in briningmy cholestrol down. also, the right lower rib pain has subsided alot but it is still there.
So my questions to follow gurus who had fatty liver (non alcoholic) or has reversed it.
Q) did you had lower right rib discomfort ? It’s more of a dull ache pain. The discomfort has subsided for me now due to weight loss but if I do a machine exercise whic has a cushion and I press my chest on it, it hurts. I went to several doctors and they state that it’s more of a muscle spasm. Can you please tell me what might be the cause for this ?
Q) I also can feel that my right side is swelled or not even as compare to my left side where the liver is. When i touch my ribs on the right side, it feels a little swollen as compare to left side. This is why when i sit i had an extra roll of fat. I went to 4 different doctors and they state it’s due to the fat distribution in your body and not related to any thing else. All 4 of them pressed hard in every region but no discomfort but when i press my chest hard on a machine press as stated earlier then i can feel the discomfort. If i do ab crunches, i can feel the discomfort on the rigth side also. Did you all encounter any of this issue also ?
Q) every doctor I went states that ‘fatty liver’ cannot be reversed but more of managed and as long you stay away from alcohol and Tylenol you should be fine. Only AFLD is reversible. Well I’ve seen slot of people on the forums who have reversed it so not sure why the doctors don’t believe in what’s posted online vs reality. What are your thoughts ?
Q) any input or suggestion you want to provide on my post or any future guidelines on what i needed to do ? I really appreciate it or any suggestions