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  • Posted By: Suziedol
  • May 19, 2010
  • 10:11 PM

:confused:Help I just found out today that I have a fatty Liver, been having pain in my right side. They did a ultra sound and just said fatty liver, now I freaky out, don't know what that means, and now I have to wait to get into see a specialist. Can someone give me some answers?

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  • Fatty liver is quite common and not that dangerous if you work on it and keep it under control... Doctor will tell you to lose weight and limit your fat intake. This is a good idea, but there are also supplements that can help fix up your liver and maintain your lifestyle. Google around on Supplements PPC (polyenylphosphatidylcholine); brand names PhosChol and HepatoPro, and another supplement called "SAM-e", and you will see, these two supplements have shown great promise in restoring normal liver function. Good Luck and GodSpeed to you!-------------------------------"PPC's antioxidant action may help explain its effectiveness in treating fatty liver, as demonstrated by a study carried out in the Czech Republic (Horejsova M and Urban J, 1994).This Czech study of 28 women with steatosis of various origins showed PPC to be a highly effective therapy for fatty liver. The women were given PPC along with unsaturated fatty acids and low-dose B vitamins and vitamin E. After six months, ultrasound examinations revealed that eight of the women were free of apparent steatosis, 13 had improved, while the remaining seven showed no change. Abnormal enlargement of the liver (hepatomegaly) was significantly reduced, and the working tissue of the liver (parenchyma) became homogeneous in 10 of the 11 cases where it had been abnormal.Lab tests showed highly significant declines in all of the liver enzyme levels measured (ALT, AST, GMT). There were also significant declines in bilirubin, cholesterol and triglycerides. Overall, 54% of the patients in the study improved in all parameters studied, as determined by ultrasound assessment, lab tests and subjective evaluation. Forty-three percent showed improvement in lab tests and subjective evaluation, and only 3.6% did not show any objective improvement."---------------------------------SAMe And FatThe liver is Grand Central Station for molecules that chaperone lipids around the body (lipoproteins). It is the site where very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) and cholesterol are synthesized. Cholesterol is the precursor for important steroid hormones such as estrogen, DHEA, androgens and the glucocorticoids. It also is part of bile, which acts as a natural detergent against dietary fat. Cholesterol has gotten a bad rap; it is actually a very important substance.Cirrhosis of the liver causes fatty infiltration, in which pools of lipids accumulate in the liver. SAMe can prevent and cure this condition. Rats were the first to experience SAMe's lipid-lowering benefits. In a rodent study in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, SAMe completely prevented fatty liver when given at the same time as alcohol. In a study involving 37 people with fatty liver, hepatitis and cirrhosis, 150 mg of SAMe, I.V., completely obliterated the fat in three patients and substantially reduced it in all others within 15 days. Groups in Italy and a group in Spain confirmed these results.
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