Healing Fatty Liver

Healing Fatty Liver Naturally at Home
Healing fatty liver naturally at home.

Do you feel uneasy with flatulence, bloating, dull abdominal pain and jaundice? You may be having fatty liver disease but there is no cause for concern as Nature can heal this disease with her abundant supply of foods, nutrients and herbal medicines. These remedies are quick in healing fatty liver by using home natural remedies found on your kitchen rack.

Loss of appetite, fatigue, weight gain, cramping, blood sugar imbalances, general feeling of ill-health, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, constipation, nausea, fever and vomiting are the other symptoms of fatty liver disease.

Alcohol, corticosteroids, poisons, obesity, starvation, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia and Cushing’s syndrome are some of the causes of this disease. Microversicular fatty liver is caused by Valporic acid toxicity and high dose of tetracycline during pregnancy.

To find out if you are affected by fatty liver disease you may use blood tests and liver biopsy. Natural treatment is the best treatment for healing fatty liver at home as it is quick in healing and does not cause side effects.

Healing fatty liver quickly is possible by following a healthy life style and taking a balanced diet. Eschew tobacco, alcohol, oily, spicy and fatty food. Take salads, meat, boiled or baked vegetables, foods high in fiber and low in calories and saturated fat. Drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juices and do your workouts regularly.

Allow Nature to cure you

Herbal medicines like dandelion, milk thistle, artichoke and licorice can be used in the healing of fatty liver.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do you heal fatty liver cells?
    An iridology test revealed that i have a fatty liver which is causing body odour and excessive tiredness.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all I would want a proper diagnosis.
      Blood tests of liver function may show some abnormalities. Other tests such as ultrasound scan or CT scan may suggest a fatty liver disease. I certainly would not trust a diagnosis made by iridology.
      Read the link.

      There is no specific treatment for NAFLD (non alcoholic fatty liver disease) that all doctors agree on.
      However, there is good evidence that gradual weight loss coupled with increased exercise can reduce the amount of fat in your liver.
      In mild cases of fatty liver, most doctors will concentrate on treating conditions such as obesity and diabetes that can cause fat to build up. They will also treat disorders such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol that often go along with fatty liver.
      Most people with simple fatty liver who do not drink excess alcohol are obese. The factors that determine who will develop fatty liver are not known. Some mildly overweight people develop fatty liver while some who are severely obese do not.
      Simple fatty liver usually causes no problems and rarely progresses. However, as mentioned, it can be a ‘marker’ for heavy alcohol drinking, which if continued, can cause more serious problems. Simple fatty liver may reverse and go away by stopping alcohol (if alcohol is the cause), with weight loss (if obese), or with good control of diabetes (if diabetes is the cause).

      Body odour
      Such problems as low blood sugar liver disease diabetes parasites metabolic dysfunction menopause or emotional stress may also trigger excessive sweating and body odor. Patients with liver disorders may smell of ammonia,
      Factors that can make body odour worse include:
      * Being obese. * Eating a diet that is high in spicy foods.
      * Having certain medical conditions, such as diabetes.

      Please note that overweight and anxiety can be the cause of body odour and fatigue.
      Being anaemic can cause fatigue, so can auto immune diseases.

      If you are really troubled you should consult a doctor, not believe someone who goes on the colour etc of your iris. That is most unreliable

  2. QUESTION:
    Can you heal a fatty liver?
    I don’t mean cirrhosis but just a fatty liver caused by diet/cholesterol etc…or is this permanent damage?

    • ANSWER:
      If the cause is alcohol consumption, weight gain,
      cholesterol/triglyceride related…following the doctors
      instructions can cause this problem to be reversed.
      Medication from the doctor can be given to treat
      any inflammation that may have developed.
      The liver cells can heal. Up to this point…the answer
      is YES.

      However, if the damage of the cells get to the point
      where the liver cells start to die off…it is not
      reversible. The reason is, that when the cells die,
      scar tissue forms inside the liver that blocks the
      flow of blood to any healthy cells left and they die
      also (this includes the ones that try to regenerate).
      That is Cirrhosis.

      Simple fatty liver doesn’t always cause a problem
      in the liver. However, if damage occurs to the
      cells (from the fat build up) that causes the immune system to respond to this and this causes inflammation in the liver..it is becoming quite serous then.

      NASH is Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
      Steato means fat, hepat means liver, itis means
      inflammation.

      You already know about Cirrhosis.

      Hope this information is of some help to you

  3. QUESTION:
    Will alcohol fatty liver heal?
    I drink about a 750ml bottle of vodka everynight, have for about 3 years now. It really doesn’t even get me drunk anymore. i developed a pain on my right side under the rib cage. After reading up it looks like it may be fatty liver. If I quit drinking can I recover & how long? i used to bodybuild, thinking of going back to that as my addiction. At least I’ll have one less chin then.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve heard that it takes a long time to heal. If you quit drinking, I’m sure your liver might have a chance at repairing itself (a bodily function it’s supposed to do). I’ve also heard that it wont heal, but it doesn’t make sense to me why it wouldn’t if your body is supposed to restore your liver. It’s a vital organ. Alcoholics who only destroy their liver, have a high chance of it repairing itself. Then again, I am no doctor, I would probably visit one just to have a professional answer.

  4. QUESTION:
    how to heal my fatty liver?

    • ANSWER:
      exercise and eat right. stay away from alcohol and other substances that affect the liver. there are also herbal remedies that can help such as milkthistle. and drink lots of water to help flush your system.

  5. QUESTION:
    seeking a nutritionist to treat my fatty liver that has mild inflammation?
    according to an ultrasound and blood tests, my doctor believes I have fatty liver with mild inflammation. I also have high bad cholesterol and triglycerides so the only treatment possible is to lose weight ,eat healthy, and exercise which I have been doing. I was once 190 but now 175lbs over the course of a month and a half from my lifestyle change. However, I feel that my gastroentereologists are giving me mixed information which is angering me mostly due to the fact that I think they don’t really know much about fatty liver with inflammation since it’s new. I believe by eating right I can treat and heal my liver and can avoid doing unnecessary procedures like a liver biopsy. How effective are nutritionists? Do you think they are of much help in terms of lowering my cholesterol/triglycerides and reversing my fatty liver with inflammation?
    It turns out that my condition is prevalent within my own ethnicity (asians) I figured seeking an asian nutritionist who has had experience treating ppl with my condition would be beneficial since they would understand our physiology much better than say someone who was non-asian and probably only seen people with this conition who are extremely obese
    lee – was your liver inflammed as well? A liver can have fat in it but if its inflammed from the fat that’s a different story. My liver ended up having A LOT of fat in it so I’m working on reducing it.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a little bit of fat in my liver about 6 years ago. The doctor just told me to lose some weight and that the body normally burns fat in the liver first. It’s a pretty common condition and I’d be surprised if your doctors didn’t understand it more. It has nothing to do with being fat, it’s just a freak thing that happens. I wouldn’t see a nutritionist. I would just exercise and eat healthy (don’t starve yourself) and get tested every once in a while. I also had the biopsy. It was no big deal. Your abs hurt for a couple days. Good luck.

  6. QUESTION:
    I’m 30 years old and was recently told I have a fatty liver??? Scared to death..Please help?
    I just had an ultrasound because I was having abdominal pain it turned out I have gallstones. But they also found that I have a fatty liver. I would like to know if anyone has a fatty liver and for how long have you had it? I’m scared to death I just had a baby 6 months ago and I would love to see her get married… Please help i want to heal my liver safely. Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is liver inflammation caused by a buildup of fat in the liver. NASH is part of a group of liver diseases, known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, in which fat builds up in the liver and sometimes causes liver damage that gets worse over time (progressive liver damage).

      Although the cause is not known, NASH seems to be related to certain other conditions, including obesity, high cholesterol and triglycerides, and diabetes. Treatment for NASH involves controlling those underlying diseases.

  7. QUESTION:
    Question about Fatty Liver..?
    My husband is 26 and was recently diagnosed with a fatty liver. He has stopped drinking! I have read that the liver can be healed within 6 weeks or so, so my question is will he be able to drink again or will the problem just come back? I honestly don’t want him to drink anymore so I’m trying to find out all I can to knock some sense into him. I think he is far to young to be dealing with liver probs!

    • ANSWER:
      Your husband should be seeing either a
      gastroenterologist or a hepatologist now.

      Let me explain what happens with Fatty Liver
      Disease.
      Fat can start to build up in the liver cells. When
      this happens, it can even push the nucleus of
      the liver cells out of place. Because the
      liver is in a enclosed capsule, this extra fat
      puts stress on the liver cells…to the point
      that they can become damaged. If the
      cells of the liver have damage, the immune
      system of the body will respond. Normally,
      the immune system will develop inflammation
      in the area to stop anything foreign coming
      into our bodies (like bacteria or virus) from going any farther to other parts of the body. But, now, it is developing inside the liver because of the
      cells being damage….with the fat there already
      and the inflammation together…it will cause
      the liver to start to enlarge in size.
      If this is caught early on….and the inflammation
      is treated and the alcohol is stopped…then
      the cells may heal. However, if not treated
      and the alcohol continues…it can lead to
      death of the liver cells and then it becomes
      a progressive disease known as cirrhosis.
      Alcohol is the number one cause of cirrhosis
      of the liver. Cirrhosis of the liver is
      death of the liver cells and scar tissue (fibrosis)
      in the liver itself. This scar tissue blocks
      the flow of blood through the liver and therefore
      prevents the cells that are still functioning
      from getting oxygen and nourishment they
      need in order to live…therefore, they will
      continually die off till the whole liver is
      consumed. This is a very serious disease
      of which there is no cure. The doctor
      can only then try to slow down the process
      of the cell dying then.

      Some people can drink all their life and never
      have a problem…others are very sensitive
      to alcohol and can develop this disease
      very easily. When the cells of the liver
      start to die off, then the liver starts to
      shrink in size and becomes hard in texture.

      All liver patients are told never to drink
      any alcohol. If he does develop cirrhosis
      of the liver and tries to be evaluated for
      transplant…he may be told he won’t be
      eligible to be placed on the transplant
      list unless he is free of any drinking of
      alcohol for at least 6 months. However,
      most people are not even considered for
      the transplant list until they are in the last
      stages of this disease…so he could easily
      die during that waiting period.

      A liver transplant costs in the range of
      0,000 and up…He will have to take
      very expensive anti rejection drugs the
      rest of his life. There are no guarantees
      that an organ will become available, that
      he will be placed on the list, or that the
      organ will work once it is placed inside
      of him. He will be at the mercy of the
      entire medical profession for the rest
      of his life.
      It is just not worth it. Anything that
      he may do now could prevent all this.
      The hospitals will not allow transplants
      unless the patient has the funds or the
      insurance to cover all the costs.

      I decides to add a little more information.
      People who develop cirrhosis of the liver
      are in misery. Fluid can build up in their
      abdominal area (known as ascites) where
      they look like they are carrying around
      triples…this puts pressure on the stomach
      and lungs where they are not able to
      breathe easily. Their muscles start to
      waste away also, till they look like
      a pregnant starving skeleton with skin.
      They will become easily confused with
      all the toxins in the blood that the liver
      no longer can handle that now go into
      the brain. They will come to rely on
      others to do everything for them.
      Since the blood can no longer flow through
      the liver well or almost not at all…it backs
      up into other vessels trying to get back
      to the heart. These vessels can burst
      open and cause internal bleeding. They
      will bleed easily anyhow cause the liver
      isn’t able to make the factors to help
      their blood to clot well. These are just
      some of the symptoms and signs of
      cirrhosis and what they have to look
      forward to if they are diagnosed with
      it.

      I hope this information has helped you.

  8. QUESTION:
    The doctor has told me i have fatty liver if i dont drink alcohol how long will it take to heal?

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    Will my cat heal by her self from hepatic lipidosis(fatty liver disease)?
    Me and my friend are real worried about her cat. she has jaundice and wont eat. although now she isnt so yellow and is starting to gain her weight back. id she healing from it on her own?? me and my friend dont know for sure if she is so we started force feeding her because thats the best thing we can do right now since her mom wont take her to the vet. what should i do (that doesnt include going to the vet)? and can she heal from it herself? PLEASE ANSWER AS SOON AS YOU CAN

    • ANSWER:
      I think she will recover on her own, as she seems to be better. Give her low fat, high carb diet. As she doesn’t eat much at one time, give her more frequent feeds. There are some vitamins/minerals in liquid form. They should also help.
      All the best for your cat!

  10. QUESTION:
    I’ve been diagnosed with a serious but potentially reversible liver disease can you help?
    I was diagnosed by a doctor for having fatty liver with inflammation (caused of liver enzymes elevation) due to being overweight (not obese) with high cholesterol (not a drinker). I had an ultrasound done but my liver size was normal but incredibly fatty at the time which was at my worst condition. Does that usually mean minimal-moderate inflammation because I have elevated liver enyzmes? They say RIGOROUS exercise or rapid weight loss can make the disease worst but safe exercise can reverse the disease. What can I eat and what’s a good workout that is safe and helpful in healing my liver? Any nutritional and exercise advice would be great…would like to heal my liver the safe way. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      This is a problem that is becoming almost epidemic in the U.S. It is due to diet, drug use, and in many cases chemical exposure. The liver is an incredible organ, but you must take care of it, or it will NOT take care of you.

      Low fat, high carb, no red meat diets are creating many of these problems. The liver is responsible for making bile that breaks fats and oils down into digestible parts. The liver gathers up bile that is left over from this process and also used bile and reconstitutes it to be used again. If you are eating bad fats and oils, or not good fats that feed and nourish the body, the liver will suffer greatly because it is trying to do it’s job, but you are not giving it what it needs.

      The liver also prioritizes it’s functions. When the body is put under stress for any reason, the liver goes into protection mode and sets aside other functions. Early man had few “fight or flight” stimulations, but when he did, his organs went into action to protect the body. We have only changed about 1% genetically from early man. The same body response happens when you put the body under stress. The endocrine system is like an orchestra, but if one instrument gets out of whack, the whole system is effected.

      To fix the problem you are having and continuing the life style and diet you are eating is not going to be easy. My suggestion is to eliminate the garbage in your diet that is causing the issues and work on reducing the stress. You will find that eating better will go hand in hand with stress reduction.

      You can actually induce a stress response in the body by causing the adrenal glands to fire. A cup of coffee or any caffeine will do this. When this happens, the liver and other endocrine organs go into protection mode and now your liver is not working on the other functions it should be because it is prioritizing to protect the body.

      If you are not digesting your food well, you will be emitting lots of toxins that your liver is going to have to filter. Not enough water in your body is going to greatly affect the way the liver functions.

      From your description of being over weight, high cholesterol, and liver issue, I would say you have a serious fat digestion issue. This can be corrected through diet. When you eat very little fat, your body cannot sustain energy well, many functions of the liver are compromised, and the gall bladder will suffer greatly. The high carb diet will put a strain on the liver as well, especially when you are eating lots of simple sugars. The inflammation you mentioned is typically caused by this same fat digestion issue.

      The liver is responsible for making cholesterol that is an essential element required by the body for healthy arteries and cell membranes. Inflammation of tissue is the body’s normal response to assist it in getting more blood flow to an area to bring nutrients to keep it healthy. If the nutrients are not there, the inflammation keeps going and can create other issues that are not good.

      I suggest the following: Go to the web site: www.healthline.cc (not .com) and purchase the following products:

      Heart Nano Detox — This will help with your cholesterol issue.
      Liver Detox — This will cleanse the liver
      Gall Bladder Detox — This will cleanse the gall bladder

      I also suggest you do some intestinal cleansing. Buy the Colon Cleanse and take 5 in the morning and 5 at night for 3 months. This will assist your liver greatly. Additionally, after about 1 or 2 weeks on the Cleanse, I suggest you get coffee enemas 2 times per week for the 3 month program. This will help greatly in detoxing the liver. You can get the information from the healthline company listed above on the coffee enemas.

      Additionally, order the following for better digestion:

      Betaine HCL — Take 2 to 4 capsules after each meal
      Activator — Take 1 to 2 capsules after each meal.
      Quantum Digest — Take 1 to 2 of these during the meal.
      Probiotic — Take 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening.

      The above items will help your body to address the unhealthy liver, but you need to fix the diet as well for the long term.

      I suggest you buy a book called: “Life without Bread, by Christian Allan, pH.D.” This book will give you a great understanding of why people gain weight and be sure to look at page 140. This shows a man weighing 250 pounds and in 2 years, he was in perfect shape and health, just by changing his diet.

      The food industry in the U.S. has progressively destroyed most of the food value in real food and is promoting more and more ways to make food distribution, farming techniques, and cheaper food costs, at the expense of our health. It is truly amazing that this is happening in America.

      Your fat content in your diet should comprise about 30% to be healthy and broken down as: 10% polyunsaturated fats like omega 3 and omega 6 in balance 1:1, 30% saturated fats from animals fed on Grass and free range (no feed lot, grain fed animals like Angus Beef you buy in local stores), and 60% monounsaturated fats like Olive Oil that contains lots of omega 9 fatty acids and oleic acid.

      Stay completely away from VEGETABLE OILS, like Canola, Soybean, Cottonseed, and Corn Oils. These are terrible oils for you, contrary to what is being preached by the “hired guns” of the food industry. These oils arrive on grocers shelves most of the time, rancid. When these oils are heated, even slightly, they polymerize and the “cis” configuration of the bonds more to the “trans” position and form trans fats. They are very high in omega 6 fatty acids and this throws off your omega 3 to omega 6 balance. The omega 6 fatty acids are INFLAMMATORY omega’s. Eliminate anything with hydrogenated oils in it. Even small amounts of this will create huge problems for the liver and fat digestion.

      I suggest you also eat lots and lots of real butter made from raw cream. This is loaded with butyric acid and nourishes the large intestinal cells. Also, eat lots of coconut oil. This is a saturated fat that is very good for you and contains about 50% lauric acid and your thyroid gland will love you for this. Both of these items do not require bile to break them down. When you eat them, they become a great energy source for the body.

      Your doctor is not the person to ask about diet. The AMA has precluded doctors from prescribing nutrition to cure a disease. Doctors are required by law to first diagnose a problem and then ONLY prescribe drugs or surgery to fix the problem. Their knowledge of how the body works and how nutrition relates to that is close to none, thanks to the AMA and drug companies that fund doctors educations and government organizations designed to regulate them like the AMA and the FDA.

      There are many other things you can be doing to improve your diet. I would strongly suggest you seek out a Certified Nutritional Therapist to run some tests and determine where your nutritional deficiencies are exactly and also help you with your diet.

      good luck to you

  11. QUESTION:
    Will my liver heal should i be worried about this ?
    i was getting some blood work done for a job and the results said my liver was putting out 2% too much of some enzyme they asked if i drank often which i dont maybe once a month but when i do its alot. he mentioned fatty liver disease too my cholesterol level was borderline high. its been about 3 months since then and i havent had a drink other than 1 coors light with my father and have started to exercise much more than i did before. i have also been vaccinated for hepatitis a and b and have been tested for c. how long should i wait to go get it checked out again. is this 2% thing something i should be worried about.

    • ANSWER:
      Of all your organs in your body, Liver (hepatic cells) cells is one of the fastest cells in your body capable of regeneration and healing. Medically we only need about 30 percent of our liver. Your problem shouldn’t be caused by alcohol unless your an alcoholic which your aren’t. However if you are are on a high cholesterol/protein diet it is most probably fatty liver. But don’t worry, maintain your exercise and a healthy diet, your liver will be back to factory level in a couple months.

  12. QUESTION:
    AmazeRx…has anyone tried it?
    It’s the latest of the diet infomercials, similar to slimfast, 2 meal replacements and a sensible real meal. The difference being…this one is created by a bariatric surgeon. He developed it for his patients prior to surgery, to cleanse and heal fatty livers…it even boasts increased libido as a pleasant side effect. I’m seriously considering it,so if you’ve tried it with or without success…post your results please.

    • ANSWER:
      I have nt tried tat b4.But you can consider ‘s -factor’.S-Factor plus is an excellent meal-replacement formula that provides all of the daily nutrition we require….

      S-Factor plus was designed to provide you with all of your nutritional needs without having to take any additional synthetic vitamin pills. For the individual who lives a hectic lifestyle and yet wishes to take good care of his/her health, S-Factor plus is the perfect solution to stay healthy the easy and convenient way.

      In addition, S-Factor plus contains additional Oat Bran Concentrate. In the new FDA Heart Health Claim, it states that: “3 grams of oat bran soluble fiber daily, in a diet low is saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”. if you want to lose weight in a faster way,try s-factor with marigold youget drink.It taste really great. You do not need to eat any food as it contain all the right nutrients you required.Right food,right amount= weight lose. So even if you are busy, you can also lose weight at the same time,healthyly!! And if you want better results, you may consume s- factor at the sametime do some work outs. Rem do not over exercise, Try buying those home –work- out videos.30 mins, 3 times a week. There are talk on this product to see if you are keen.Email me ,I can shared wit you my sliming experiences!! jess2luvmuacks@yahoo.com

  13. QUESTION:
    Is it possible I have liver disease?
    I am 50.
    I was a heavy drinker heavy drinker until recently, and have managed to reduce my consumption and binge episodes to once a month or less.
    I am now concerned that I am showing symptoms of liver disease, be it cirrosis, fatty liver, or gallstones.
    The cheif symptoms are:
    1. Constant abdominal distension and feeling bloated although I am a light eater.
    2. Feelings of nausea, especially on rising.
    3.Constant dull pain under right rib cage.
    4.Pale, thin stools, and sometimes explosive dihrea.
    5.Visible veins on my abdomen
    6.Constant itching especially on my neck and feet.
    Today I had a nausea attack and severe bloating in the afternoon (all I had to eat was yogurt in the morning)felt so bad I almost left work.
    I have seen my doctor about this twice, and the liver blood blood urine tests always come back normal.
    He says to lose weight and exercise more. I cant lose weight despite eating very little and I run three times a week.
    I must confess that the weeks leading up to and over XMAS I did over consume alcohol and fatty foods, but not more than I usually do at Xmas.
    Do you think I have a liver problem?
    One friend said to stop alcohol for two months and it would completely heal itself.
    I did that last summer-didnt seem to help.
    If you think I need different tests please indicate so I can ask my doctor for them. I am so concerned about the bloating I want an xray!
    Thanks happy new year!

    • ANSWER:
      All liver patients are told No Alcohol. The symptoms of coming off of alcohol can be mistaken for a liver problem and, in some cases, can be life threatening…should be under a doctors care. He has medications that can lessen these symptoms.

      No one blood test is 100% accurate. Many things can effect the results of these tests and a comparison is done of more than one to be sure. However, in some patients, there is not an abnormal result even it they have liver disease.

      You should be with a gastroenterologist or hepatologist now.
      You definitely need further testing done to determine what exactly is happening with you.

      High Alcohol consumption over time can cause Fatty liver disease. Ultrasound or Ct scan may see this…a liver biopsy would definitely show it.
      Colonoscopy would check the colon…Pill swallow endoscopy would check the small intestines. ERCP(Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography) would check the esophagus, stomach, first part of the intestines and the biliary area and Pancreatic ducts.

      Wish I could be of more help. I hope you find out what is the problem.

      Here are some links you can click on that will give you information on different tests and different things that may be the cause of your problem.

      http://www.gihealth.com/html/education/pamphlets.html

      http://www.gitract.info/

  14. QUESTION:
    Another question about the liver condition and using weight loss to treat it?
    I keep reading these articles bout my fatty liver and inflammation (NASH) in which they say that rapid weight loss can worsen the disease. My gastroenterologist says it shouldn’t matter. Thing is when I had that blood test which showed liver enzyme elevation I was at 190 lbs but now after eating right (not starving but eating veggies,fruits,fiber, fish/chicken) and doing cardio everyday for 40 minutes, I have lost 15 lbs and now weight roughly about 173-174 lbs after 6-8 weeks. Have I harmed my liver? Is this considered rapid weight loss? To think that Im trying to heal it but end up harming it would really frustrate me. Someone please be clear and tell me what is “rapid weight loss” or weight loss that does damage to your liver than good.

    • ANSWER:
      You should NOT exceed 2 lbs./week even if you were healthy. Initially, in the first 2 weeks of dieting, you will probably exceed 2 lbs./week because alot of it will be water loss, then you should see a plateau. Your diet is excellent-keep the salt,sugar,fat, and cholesterol low in the diet .The liver acts to detoxify wastes from the body and when it is damaged, you do not want to tax the workload on it. Fat contains many toxins and chemicals and again for this reason, lose weight slowly to prevent over taxing the liver.If you have diabetes/insulin resistance, get this under control. A major cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is secondary to glycogen storage disease(of which there are many forms). About every 1 1/2-2 months, get your liver enzymes evaluated. Visit naturescorner.com,my website.

  15. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever heard of this happening to a liver patient?
    My husband’s liver is damaged..although we don’t know the extent because he doesn’t want to have a biopsy performed. He is a heavy drinker and won’t slow down. I’ve asked a of questions about liver failure already but here is something really interesting about my husband’s case:

    He was diagnosed with fatty liver back in December but since he was an active drinker, the doc suspected the damage could be pretty bad. Anyway…I’ll leave out all the details…but over time, since December, the skin surface around the area where his liver and pancreas are, is covered with bloody lesions that continually scab over and then bleed again. It is as if they cannot heal. Skin biopsies and tests have come back negative. I personally believe that the skin is literally responding to the toxins that have built up in his liver and pancreas and the skin is reacting. But I’ve haven’t been able to find anyone else out there who has heard of this.

    Any thoughts?

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      People who have liver cell damaged, the functions
      that the liver cells usually does start to deteriorate.
      One of the functions of the liver is to make clotting
      factors. If the liver cannot make this, the liver
      patient will bleed and bruise very easily. Just a
      minor bump can cause what looks like a major
      bruise just under the layer of skin. If the patient
      is itchy and they scratch, they may also develop
      this problem.
      Some people have spider veins. These look like
      tiny little veins in the shape of a spider. When you
      press on them, the will blanche and then become
      red again when released and the blood flows
      through them. (known as spider angiomas)

      Fat inside the liver can come from alcohol consumption.
      This puts pressure inside the liver that can damage the
      liver cells. When the cells become damaged, the immune
      system of the body responds to this damage and cause
      inflammation inside the liver which will cause the liver
      to enlarge in size. If the alcohol is not stopped and
      the inflammation isn’t treated…it can lead to where the
      liver cells die off and form scar tissue inside the liver
      that blocks the flow of blood…this is then known as
      Cirrhosis of the liver and it cannot be reversed, only slowed
      down in advancement by following doctor treatment.

      Here are some links that may be of help to you, that
      you can click on:

      http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060601/1961.html

      http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/fatty-liver.html

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatty_liver

      http://www.gastro.com/Gastro/liverdisease/fatty_liver.aspx

      http://www.free-articles-zone.com/article/104226/Angioma%20Treatment%20Tips

  16. QUESTION:
    Can my dog take omega 3 & omega 6 fatty Acids ?
    My 3 yr old Lab has been diagnosed has having an allergie / skin condition of some kind. He has 2 x strong hold flea treatment every 4 weeks and he is wormed regularly. The vet said that is a good start but he must have an allergie because this treatment doesn’t clear up his itchy / sore / scabby / dry skin which he licks and chews like mad. The vet prescribed anti inflamatorys ans antibiotics to stop the itching and see if it would clear up. The itching has stopped and the sores are healing slowly, he is looking more comfortable. However the vet has advised he has shots every month for 1 yr and play it by ear to see if it clears completely or if it will be a life long thing. I have been told that omega 3 & omega 6 fatty acids along with cod liver oil will also help Diesel as the fatty acids help whatever makes him itch aqnd the cod liver oil will apparently bring back his glossy coat. Has anyone has similar problems or can advise on this problem ?????? will omega & cod liver help any ? I have already changed his food to one which has no rubbish in it, no E numbers, no dairy, wheat or gluten in it which I hope will help also. Any info or suggestions ????????????

    • ANSWER:
      You want to have the proper ratio between omega 3s and 6s. Most dog foods are high in omega 6s and low in omega 3s. Check to see what the percentage of fat is in your dog’s food. Unless it is low in fat (under 12% maybe?) then you don’t need to add the 6s. Omega 3s are fragile compounds, so even if your food claims to have it, they start breaking down when you open the bag. If you buy fish oil in bulk, you will always see it in an opaque bottle to protect it from light, and it must be refrigerated after opening. Be careful with the cod liver oil. I believe it has a lot of vitamin A and you can overdose on that.

      I supplement with fish oil capsules, and sometimes give a can of sardines packed in water. I’d probably start with two or three capsules per day. That is a good level for general nutrition. Given at high doses, fish oil acts as an anti-inflammatory. My 70lb boy with a bad hip gets six capsules with breakfast and six with dinner. I would not recommend this unless a lower dose does not help.

      Are the shots your vet is giving a steroid by any chance? If so I would do everything possible to get him off the steroids. Used long term they can have serious side effects.

  17. QUESTION:
    Liquid diets and weight gain?
    About 11 days ago i had 3 teeth pulled. Two left back molars side by side and 1 bottom left wisdom tooth. So there is about a 4 to 6 inch gap in my upper jaw. One tooth had to be broken in pieces in order to be removed. Healing is going well, but there is still a fairly big hole in the top and still a small hole where the wisdom tooth was. I am fanatical about brushing and rinsing after every meal and snack so no food particles with get inside. Up until about 3 days ago i was on a total liquid diet consisting of Special K protein drinks, V8 and broth or cream type soups. I was barely taking in 1000 calories a day. As of this morning i have lost 14 lbs. Which didn’t seem so bad considering that i was nearly 25 lbs overweight. But then i keep reading about how sudden weight loss and dramatic drop in calories can almost halt your metabolism, so now i’m a little worried. So i have been trying to incorporate semi solids a little at a time over the past 3 days, gradually adding about 100 extra calories per day. Today it was about 1350. My question is, how many calories do i need to maintain my metabolism without crashing. I also have a fatty liver and i know that sudden weight loss can have adverse reactions with this condition also. So how can i get enough calories when my food choices are so limited. My dentist said it could take up to 3 to 4 weeks to go back to a normal diet. Even then i have to be careful not to get anything hard in the extraction site. That could bean additional 6 to 8 weeks.

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    A cut on my lip, plz help?
    Hey, one day i woke up with a little cut on the inside of my upper lip. No big deal, at the end of a long day i take a look at it, it looks basically 90% healed, and is closed. When i wake up the next morning, it is opened again and it’s red, and it hurts when i move my mouth around, but the very mild pain goes away fast. I have no medical issues other than high liver enzymes associated with a fatty liver and im pretty sure that isnt the cause. So just wondering, maybe is it because my mouth is dry when i sleep ? Its kinda scarey i have no idea why.
    Should i be worried? im not diabetic got my blood tested for everything but didnt tell them about this

    • ANSWER:
      You are probably right about dry mouth, or you could be biting your lip in your sleep. If I were you I would put a bottle of water by the bedside and load your lips with chapstick before bed. Should solve the problem.

  19. QUESTION:
    Gastritis……h. pylori bacteria bacteria/infection?
    It all started 5 months ago, my mother was always tired and could not eat a single thing….went to the doctor, found out she has gastritis. The lining in her stomach is gone and the bacteria is still present. She cannot eat a thing as she gets extremely fatigued after eating whatever it may be. If she does eat, she gets very swollen from her stomach, then the pressure pushes up on her heart and she begins to have an anxiety attack. She has lost 40 lbs in a short while. She is always tired, she has no strength.

    About a month and a half ago she was placed on PrevPac (14 days of medication). She began taking it but got very ill to the point where she had to stay off the medication. Just recently about 2 weeks ago the doctor told her to just take 2 in the morning and 2 at night of the amoxillan, which she is doing but she still feels fatigued, has anxiety, her heart races during the day and wakes her up in the middle of the night. She still cannot eat anything except for a small amount of vegetables, fruit or a small bowl of soup.

    We have tried alternative remedies as well but nothing seems to work. She has been drinking cabbage juice for a while as that is supposed to slowly heal her stomach as helping the lining of the stomach come back. She is drinking coconut water too. We have tried Pepto-Bismol as well. We are even going to try Manuka Honey, we are still waiting for it to arrive from New Zealand.

    I guess I would like to know if anyone knows of any other types of medications she could possibly take. She does have fatty liver disease so any type of medication will do harm to her liver. I think she should get a second opinion even though they already did an endoscopy and took a biopsy of her stomach.

    My family and I are very worried because we are helpless to her. Nothing we do seems to help. She is tired as well.

    • ANSWER:
      I had the same issue, having the swelling and pressure along with weight loss. Although I tested negative for h.pylori (big name for the bacteria that causes ulcers.) I was put on prescription Prilosec to treat it. It went away in about a month. The manuka honey is also a great idea. That stuff has so many uses!

  20. QUESTION:
    What causes skin ulcers suddenly that won’t heal?
    My husband has MS and some other health issues (fatty liver and pancreatitis). Recently, several bloody, small skin ulcers popped up all over his legs, stomach, and a few on the back of his neck. He refuses to see the doc (he is going through difficult time with depression currently as well). He is not on any new medications but is generally in poor health. He doesn’t eat right and continues to drink alcohol several times a week. I’m just very frustrated with him currently for refusing to see a doc..but wondering what opinions here might be. My first thought was weak immune system.

    These ulcers seems to scab over and then they open again and bleed. Some will go away but then new ones come up.

    I realize no one can diagnose him but wondering in general what can cause such a thing…especially given that we know it is not a reaction to a medication, new food, or new chemical. He hasn’t been around anything new. He’s had them now for about 5 weeks or so.

    Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    Alcoholism: What can cause a sudden return of alcohol cravings?
    I was sober for over two years until a week ago when I went on a 3 day bender and literally drank three 24-cases of beer. I experienced an insatiable craving for alcohol and, unfortunately, succumbed to my desires against my better judgement. Despite getting my head back in the game, I have been afflicted with the same uncontrollable urge to drink ever since. I literally cannot think about anything but booze. My mind jumps back to thinking about alcohol about once every minute.
    I attend AA meetings and have been honest with my sponser about my lapse. I am also seeing a psychiatrist on a regular basis and am taking medication for bi-polar disorder which has been very effective. The only thing that seems to help is exercise. I have been running two hours a night on my treadmill, far exceeding my daily 5 miles. Exercise is what has kept me sober this last couple of years. Still, I’m really concerned about my ability to resist these cravings long-term. When I quite drinking two years back at age 27 my liver enzymes where through the roof and an ultrasound revealed significant scar tissue and fatty buildup in my liver. While my docter says my liver has mostly healed, he told me very frankly that had I continued to drink like I had been doing (12+ beers a night) that I would be dead of cirrhosis by age 30.
    I don’t know what to do! If I relapse again, I’m afraid that I won’t be able to quit. If that happens I will literally die from this addiction!
    Does anyone know what could be causing these cravings to suddenly return? What should I do? Do I need to admit myself to a rehab facility even though I am currently not physically addicted to alcohol like I was before? Please Help! Serious answers only.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be your environment or maybe something as simple as the time of year that can trigger a craving. Do you have a history of alcoholism in your family?

      If exercise is what helps you cope, then focus on that. When you feel a craving, grab a dumbbell or jump rope. A disease like alcoholism is very tough to beat, and being scared is a good thing, since you realize that you have a problem. Rehab seems a bit extreme right now, since you seem to be a little bit in control, but if the cravings get that powerful, than don’t hesitate to seek help. Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    Please nurses or doctors, should I go to ER, urgent care clinic, or can I wait a week to see general doctor?
    I think I’m having liver problems (possibly non-alcoholic fatty acid? Maybe diabetes?)

    For years I was developing a sensitivity to supplements and paint smells.
    But the past two weeks it is out of hand. I took a small 200 mcg chromium (which never bothered me before) and almost passed out until I ate something. Its effect became too powerful in lowering my blood sugar (not diagnosed diabetic but have a sweet tooth).

    My stools are pale, urine smells like ammonia, itchy all over scalp and head, several month non-healing eczema (new problem) and boil.

    I feel ill now whenever I eat or take supplements for half and hour and get very tired and gassy, sometimes headaches and/or stomach aches. General aches in limbs (arms and calves). Very thirsty.

    I’M SCHEDULED FOR A PHYSICAL WITH THE GENERAL DOCTOR THIS THURSDAY BUT I AM WONDERING IF I SHOULD GO TO AN URGENT CARE CLINIC OR ER TODAY?
    WHICH IS APPROPRIATE WHEN DEALIG WITH POSSIBLE LIVER DISEASE?
    I RARELY SEE DOCTORS BUT I REALLY DON’T FEEL WELL.

    I APPRECIATE INPUT. THANK YOU!

    • ANSWER:
      Itchiness is sometimes seen with liver disease. So are pale stools. So is the odor of ammonia. An ammonia odor in the urine may be due to dehydration, high protein intake or conversely a sudden change to a very low protein diet. That seems like a contradiction, but it occurs. Certain urinary tract infections will lead to the odor, too.

      Stop all supplements.

      I usually recommend you see your regular doctor. If he/she can’t fit you in, go to the Urgent Care center, not the ER.

  23. QUESTION:
    hey lucky hope this helps?
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    3) Homeopathic treatment that helps to target the source of the problem with no damaging side effects.

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    5) Gentle herbal scalp creams and shampoos that contain FDA approved ingredients to combine nature with science.

    6) Dietary supplements to improve your defense systems, Omega Fortified Flax (recommended for children and adults) and Alkyrol Shark Liver Oil for maximum Omega 3 fatty acids.

    Maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet can improve general health and have a positive impact on psoriasis.

    The Natural Products Center is proud to be a central location for exploring alternative health products and carries a line of Vestalcare and LupiCare products. You can also find special discounted treatment programs of Mineral Care Dead Sea Salts. Our special packages put together FDA recognized approaches for psoriasis with diet and nutritional supplements to give you a multi-pronged approach to dealing with your skin condition.

    We encourage you to become informed about psoriasis and the natural products that can have a positive impact your skin..

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    • ANSWER:
      very informative but what is your question?

  24. QUESTION:
    Just one more question please. Is Nutrience Derma a good dog food??? Please help…?
    BENEFITS:
    Nutrience Derma is ideal for dogs sensitive to normal food. Signs of allergies may include dry, flaky coat; red, raw ‘hot’ spots on the skin, or itching and irritation. Allergies commonly cause digestive upsets also. No matter what the symptoms, Nutrience Derma is specially formulated to help nutritionally manage allergies.

    • Lamb as the single protein source. No cereal proteins, so no gluten meal.

    • Rice as the single carbohydrate source to nutritionally aid digestive upsets.

    • As with all Nutrience formulas, no by-products to help sensitive stomachs.

    • With a carefully balanced ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids for nutritional support of the natural healing process to help improve skin and coat.

    • Reduced-allergen formula. Free of wheat, beef, soy, dairy and gluten. Helps reduce the allergic load from the diet.

    • Free of corn for dogs with extra-sensitive stomachs.

    INGREDIENTS:
    Lamb meal, ground rice, rice bran, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), flaxseed meal, yeast culture, liver digest, lecithin, salt, potassium chloride, calcium propionate (preservative), yeast extract, dried kelp, dried ginger, dried carob, dried fennel, dried fenugreek, dried rosemary, dried turmeric, dried cayenne, rosemary extract, yucca schidigera extract, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), iron proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc methionine complex, zinc oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin E supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, copper proteinate, copper sulfate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, folic acid, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin A acetate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), calcium iodate, vitamin D3 supplement

    • ANSWER:
      You have posted your question in the WRONG section. We deal with HUMAN food here, sorry Sweetie!
      Try over in “Pets”:

      http://answers.yahoo.com/dir/;_ylt=AqNZA7AbBuHXvomFyW9fM5_py6IX;_ylv=3?link=list&sid=396545443

  25. QUESTION:
    i need help with this! ha?
    .
    Which of the following foods is not a source of cholesterol?
    A) Beef
    B) Beans
    C) Chicken
    D) Cheese
    2.
    Insoluble fiber
    A) dissolves in water.
    B) is found in oat bran, apples, beans, and some vegetables.
    C) is found in refined-grain products.
    D) adds bulk to your body’s wastes.
    3.
    Bread is rich in complex carbohydrates, low in fats, and a source of fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Usually, the more fiber in the bread, the more nutrients. Look at the values of the following four loaves of bread:

    Calories

    Sodium

    Fiber
    Loaf 1:

    60

    100 mg

    1 g
    Loaf 2:

    70

    160 mg

    2 g
    Loaf 3:

    40

    105 mg

    2 g
    Loaf 4:

    80

    5 mg

    3 g

    Which loaf of bread would be the best choice for you in terms of good nutrition?
    A) Loaf 1
    B) Loaf 2
    C) Loaf 3
    D) Loaf 4
    4.
    Match the following
    A. A substance in food that provides energy or helps form body tissues, which is necessary for life and growth
    B. The study of food and the ways in which the body uses food
    C. Complex carbohydrate that aids elimination and may help prevent heart disease and cancer
    D. Nutrient required for transport, elimination, and temperature regulation, as well as almost every other bodily function
    E. Fatty acids in which the carbon atoms do not hold the maximum number of hydrogen atoms
    F. Plant proteins that lack or contain smaller amounts of some essential amino acids than are needed by the body
    G. A class of nutrients containing simple sugars, starches, glycogen, and dietary fiber
    H. Carbon-containing nutrient that keeps eyes and skin healthy
    I. A complex carbohydrate that is stored in the liver and muscles, which can be used as a quick source of energy
    J. A mineral that prevents birth defects
    K. Mineral needed for production of hemoglobin
    L. Mineral needed for production of digestive enzymes and growth and healing
    M. Fat-soluble nutrient that enables the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestine
    N. Promotes healing of wounds and healthy gums
    O. Needed to produce energy from carbohydrates, fats, and protein

    Zinc
    Nutrient
    Iron
    Carbohydrates
    Dietary fiber
    Vitamin C
    Niacin (vitamin B3)
    Water
    Incomplete proteins
    Vitamin D
    Glycogen
    Vitamin A
    Nutrition
    Folate
    Unsaturated fatty acids
    5.
    The six classes of nutrients include all of the following EXCEPT:
    A) Carbohydrates and fats
    B) Proteins and water
    C) Vitamins and minerals
    D) Sodium and cholesterol
    6.
    Starches are
    A) a kind of complex carbohydrate.
    B) a kind of simple carbohydrate.
    C) composed of a single sugar.
    D) complex carbohydrates that cannot be digested.
    7.
    All of the following are reasons why water is important to nutrition EXCEPT:
    A) It transports nutrients and oxygen through the body and helps get rid of wastes.
    B) It provides the proper environment for the body’s chemical reactions to occur.
    C) It helps regulate body temperature.
    D) It prevents anemia.
    8.
    A deficiency of calcium can lead to
    A) rickets.
    B) osteoporosis.
    C) scurvy.
    D) anemia.
    9.
    For a healthful diet, nutrients must be consumed in different amounts. An example of this is how carbohydrates should
    A) be limited to 300 milligrams a day.
    B) make up about 30% of your daily caloric intake.
    C) be limited to 3,000 milligrams a day.
    D) make up between 45 to 65% of your daily caloric intake.
    10.
    Why is it important to limit the amount of sodium in your diet?
    A) Sodium causes weak bones and teeth.
    B) Sodium is sometimes linked to high blood pressure.
    C) Sodium is linked to cancer.
    D) Sodium causes dehydration
    11.
    The class of nutrient that is necessary for production of certain hormones and that forms a coating on nerves is
    A) carbohydrates.
    B) water.
    C) protein.
    D) fat.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me understand these vitamins and what they do..?
    1. A substance in food that provides energy or helps form body tissues, which is necessary for life and growth
    2. The study of food and the ways in which the body uses food
    3. Complex carbohydrate that aids elimination and may help prevent heart disease and cancer
    4. Nutrient required for transport, elimination, and temperature regulation, as well as almost every other bodily function
    5. Fatty acids in which the carbon atoms do not hold the maximum number of hydrogen atoms
    6. Plant proteins that lack or contain smaller amounts of some essential amino acids than are needed by the body
    7. A class of nutrients containing simple sugars, starches, glycogen, and dietary fiber
    8. Carbon-containing nutrient that keeps eyes and skin healthy
    9. A complex carbohydrate that is stored in the liver and muscles, which can be used as a quick source of energy
    10. A mineral that prevents birth defects
    11. Mineral needed for production of hemoglobin
    12. Mineral needed for production of digestive enzymes and growth and healing
    13. Fat-soluble nutrient that enables the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestine
    14. Promotes healing of wounds and healthy gums
    15. Needed to produce energy from carbohydrates, fats, and protein

    A. Zinc
    B. Nutrient
    C. Iron
    D. Carbohydrates
    E. Dietary fiber
    F. Vitamin C
    G. Niacin (vitamin B3)
    H. Water
    I. Incomplete proteins
    J. Vitamin D
    K. Glycogen
    L. Vitamin A
    M. Nutrition
    N. Folate
    O. Unsaturated fatty acids

    • ANSWER:
      :D I know all these answers.. but you have to stu-dy… na na naa na naaa naaah!

  27. QUESTION:
    Why is it important to limit the amount of sodium in your diet?
    1.Why is it important to limit the amount of sodium in your diet?

    A.Sodium causes weak bones and teeth.
    B.Sodium is sometimes linked to high blood pressure.
    C.Sodium is linked to cancer.
    D.Sodium causes dehydration
    2.The class of nutrient that is necessary for production of certain hormones and that forms a coating on nerves is

    A.carbohydrates.
    B.water.
    C.protein.
    D.fat.
    3.A deficiency of calcium can lead to

    A.rickets.
    B.osteoporosis.
    C.scurvy.
    D.anemia.
    4.For a healthful diet, nutrients must be consumed in different amounts. An example of this is how carbohydrates should

    A.be limited to 300 milligrams a day.
    B.make up about 30% of your daily caloric intake.
    C.be limited to 3,000 milligrams a day.
    D.make up between 45 to 65% of your daily caloric intake.
    5.Bread is rich in complex carbohydrates, low in fats, and a source of fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Usually, the more fiber in the bread, the more nutrients. Look at the values of the following four loaves of bread:

    Calories

    Sodium

    Fiber
    Loaf 1:

    60

    100 mg

    1 g
    Loaf 2:

    70

    160 mg

    2 g
    Loaf 3:

    40

    105 mg

    2 g
    Loaf 4:

    80

    5 mg

    3 g

    Which loaf of bread would be the best choice for you in terms of good nutrition?

    A.Loaf 1
    B.Loaf 2
    C.Loaf 3
    D.Loaf 4
    6.Insoluble fiber

    A.dissolves in water.
    B.is found in oat bran, apples, beans, and some vegetables.
    C.is found in refined-grain products.
    D.adds bulk to your body’s wastes.
    7.Which of the following foods is not a source of cholesterol?

    A.Beef
    B.Beans
    C.Chicken
    D.Cheese
    8.All of the following are reasons why water is important to nutrition EXCEPT:

    A.It transports nutrients and oxygen through the body and helps get rid of wastes.
    B.It provides the proper environment for the body’s chemical reactions to occur.
    C.It helps regulate body temperature.
    D.It prevents anemia.
    9.The six classes of nutrients include all of the following EXCEPT:

    A.Carbohydrates and fats
    B.Proteins and water
    C.Vitamins and minerals
    D.Sodium and cholesterol
    10.Starches are

    A.a kind of complex carbohydrate.
    B.a kind of simple carbohydrate.
    C.composed of a single sugar.
    D.complex carbohydrates that cannot be digested.
    11.Match the following
    1.A substance in food that provides energy or helps form body tissues, which is necessary for life and growth
    2.The study of food and the ways in which the body uses food
    3.Complex carbohydrate that aids elimination and may help prevent heart disease and cancer
    4.Nutrient required for transport, elimination, and temperature regulation, as well as almost every other bodily function
    5.Fatty acids in which the carbon atoms do not hold the maximum number of hydrogen atoms

    6.Plant proteins that lack or contain smaller amounts of some essential amino acids than are needed by the body
    7.A class of nutrients containing simple sugars, starches, glycogen, and dietary fiber
    8.Carbon-containing nutrient that keeps eyes and skin healthy
    9.A complex carbohydrate that is stored in the liver and muscles, which can be used as a quick source of energy
    10.A mineral that prevents birth defects

    11.Mineral needed for production of hemoglobin
    12.Mineral needed for production of digestive enzymes and growth and healing
    13.Fat-soluble nutrient that enables the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestine
    14.Promotes healing of wounds and healthy gums
    15.Needed to produce energy from carbohydrates, fats, and protein

    A.Zinc
    B.Nutrient
    C.Iron
    D.Carbohydrates
    E.Dietary fiber
    F.Vitamin C
    G.Niacin (vitamin B3)
    H.Water
    I.Incomplete proteins
    J.Vitamin D
    K.Glycogen
    L.Vitamin A
    M.Nutrition
    N.Folate
    O.Unsaturated fatty acids

    • ANSWER:
      1.b
      2.c
      3.a
      4.d
      5.loaf 4
      6.a&d
      7.b
      8.d
      9.d
      10.a
      1. A substance in food that provides energy or helps form body tissues, which is necessary for life and growth
      B. Nutrient
      2. The study of food and the ways in which the body uses food
      M. Nutrition
      3. Complex carbohydrate that aids elimination and may help prevent heart disease and cancer
      E. Dietary fiber
      4. Nutrient required for transport, elimination, and temperature regulation, as well as almost every other bodily function
      H.water
      5. Fatty acids in which the carbon atoms do not hold the maximum number of hydrogen atoms
      O. Unsaturated fatty acids
      6. Plant proteins that lack or contain smaller amounts of some essential amino acids than are needed by the body
      I. Incomplete proteins
      7. A class of nutrients containing simple sugars, starches, glycogen, and dietary fiber
      D. Carbohydrates
      8. Carbon-containing nutrient that keeps eyes and skin healthy
      L. Vitamin A
      9. A complex carbohydrate that is stored in the liver and muscles, which can be used as a quick source of energy
      K. Glycogen
      10. A mineral that prevents birth defects
      N. Folate
      11. Mineral needed for production of hemoglobin
      C. Iron
      12. Mineral needed for production of digestive enzymes and growth and healing
      G. Niacin (vitamin B3)
      13. Fat-soluble nutrient that enables the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestine
      J. Vitamin D
      14. Promotes healing of wounds and healthy gums
      F. Vitamin C
      15. Needed to produce energy from carbohydrates, fats, and protein
      A. Zinc

  28. QUESTION:
    Can someone help me understand these vitamin questions… I know some of them..?
    My answers….

    1.a
    3.e
    14.f
    4.h
    8.l
    2.m
    10.n
    Thats all I knew…

    Can someone help me understand these vitamins and what they do..?
    1. A substance in food that provides energy or helps form body tissues, which is necessary for life and growth
    2. The study of food and the ways in which the body uses food
    3. Complex carbohydrate that aids elimination and may help prevent heart disease and cancer
    4. Nutrient required for transport, elimination, and temperature regulation, as well as almost every other bodily function
    5. Fatty acids in which the carbon atoms do not hold the maximum number of hydrogen atoms
    6. Plant proteins that lack or contain smaller amounts of some essential amino acids than are needed by the body
    7. A class of nutrients containing simple sugars, starches, glycogen, and dietary fiber
    8. Carbon-containing nutrient that keeps eyes and skin healthy
    9. A complex carbohydrate that is stored in the liver and muscles, which can be used as a quick source of energy
    10. A mineral that prevents birth defects
    11. Mineral needed for production of hemoglobin
    12. Mineral needed for production of digestive enzymes and growth and healing
    13. Fat-soluble nutrient that enables the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestine
    14. Promotes healing of wounds and healthy gums
    15. Needed to produce energy from carbohydrates, fats, and protein

    A. Zinc
    B. Nutrient
    C. Iron
    D. Carbohydrates
    E. Dietary fiber
    F. Vitamin C
    G. Niacin (vitamin B3)
    H. Water
    I. Incomplete proteins
    J. Vitamin D
    K. Glycogen
    L. Vitamin A
    M. Nutrition
    N. Folate
    O. Unsaturated fatty acids

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    electrical heart malfunction. what tests, scans?
    we [me and my husband] went to my HMO so i could see the head of cardiology, Dr X. very peculiar man. started out nice and funny. he asked me about my heart history so i told him:
    =unpredictable angina which began when i was 23
    =1998 hole in atrial wall via bubble echo
    =year of TIAs and visual distortions as thyroid Rx was not at right dose; diagnosed by Johns Hopkins [not non-painful migraines]
    =3 heart attacks since thyroid removed in 1997 due to cancer, first one was 2 months after surgery when thyroid Rx not working
    =other HMO branch, in hospital overnight to investigate weird heart beats associated with TIAs–flat line 6 times and heart fibrillates itself to start up, thereby churning up blood which goes through the atrial hole in the heart all lumpy, causing the TIAs and visual distortions. when the heart stops, i cannot breathe in or out
    =2005 CHF diagnosed, put on Digoxin and Spironlactone [can finally sleep lying down flat and pee 12lbs water overnight on first digoxin dose]. heart is reasonably OK till 2008 when it periodically goes wacko again, palpitations, fluttering, missing beats, extra beats, no beats, aching.
    =bad oedema 2009: face hands and legs and feet and ankles…
    =lungs fill up at night with fluid and i cough a weird cough for the past 3 years
    =[plus I have two swollen spleens [instead of just one] and my liver is swollen at 25cm with 4 masses which HMO says are fatty, Europe says are not. and i have new thyroid tissue regrowth as of 2008 which aches, feels like the cancer did in 1997 and makes fluttery feelings in the blood vessel in my neck base down to my chest, then to my heart. and he knows i am a diabetic 1.5 LADA, with gastroparesis stomach nerve damage, and have lymphoblastic leukaemia since bone/marrow biopsy 2006]

    so he tells me: ”forget about your heart history, i can’t access your other records. a heart ultrasound here was fine last year, as well as a nuclear treadmill test. there was no sign of a hole.” he also says ”tests last year had your liver at 18cm, i can’t pay attention to a May MRI from Europe that says it’s 25cm.” [even though i told him i had the 2009 MRI with me] um hellooo ???? forget my heart history? i ask him if a hole can heal, twice, he will not reply.

    he gets a bit uppity, feels the swollen liver and spleens, hears something in my lungs. tries to tell me the stomach reflux is making my lungs fill up, except i get reflux maybe once every 10 days and take a Losec that stops it in about 20 minutes, and yet the lung fill up happens EVERY night; he does not get the logic of this statement. I take Cilroton for the gastroparesis [European Rx not available in the USA] as I was taken off Reglan as it gave me terrible side effects and nerve damage after taking it for a over a year.

    then asks me if i exercise, i say “i can’t, as i get out of breath and gasping for air just walking from car port to the apt”. so he says, ”OK if you can’t walk i want to see you on a treadmill right now!” like some kind of challenge. makes me do a treadmill test, mostly, i intuitively feel, so he can say f-you there is nothing wrong, his coup on top of last year’s tests, like go away and stop bothering everyone here.

    except i can barely do it, gasping, dizzier [dizzy before i began, and all the time], high BP, i can’t keep my feet at the front of treadmill, i’m hanging on, my feet keep drifting back so i am getting more and more stretched out and almost horizontal while struggling to walk and stay upright; they keep telling me to keep my eyes open, and then the tech doing the machine says, ”come here, come here, look at this!” so Dr. X goes over to the machine with the heartbeats graph and the big print out, goes absolutely purple as a beet and has to admit that there is some kind of ”electrical malfunction of the heart”.

    he wants me to have a cardiac cauterization in the groin test, but i cannot do iodine in the dye, highly allergic to it.
    is there another kind of heart test to show the inner workings of the heart, possible clogged arteries/veins, valves that aren’t working, etc etc and whatever ”electrical malfunction” they are looking for? something that is less invasive and less dangerous with their past propensity to mess up any internal procedure, both in Hawaii and California??? some kind of scan, an MRI, MRA or whatever, colour doppler? anything other than them thrashing about in my veins and heart with catheters?

    • ANSWER:
      CT scan uses an x-ray beam that slices through you like a knife carving a spiral ham.
      Radiologists are the doctors that specialize in reading images of the body and therefore know which test is best for showing anatomy according to the reason for the exam. Very experienced CT and MRI technologists will also know from working with Radiologists.
      MRI ( magnetic resonance imaging) uses a magnetic field with radio frequencies introduced into it.
      When your body is placed inside the magnetic field, the molecules of water in your body (hydrogen molecules) will start to spin like a kid’s top when he spins it. The top will begin to wobble as it slows down.
      Your hydrogen molecules will start to wobble just like the top does at a certain rate of speed; the stronger the magnetic field, the faster they will wobble and the weaker the magnetic field, the slower they will wobble; it depends on the strength of the magnetic field.
      Then a radio frequency is introduced into the magnetic field at the same rate of speed at which the “tops wobble” causing the wobbling tops and radio frequency to sing out together sharing the same signal frequency. That signal is used by the MRI computer to produce the image.

      An MRI that focuses on the heart or blood vessels can assess: The size and thickness of walls in your heart’s chambers.The extent of damage caused by heart attack or heart disease. The buildup of plaques and blockages in your blood vessels. Structural problems in you aorta, such as aneurysms or dissections.
      An MRI typically lasts about an hour. You must hold very still because movement can blur the resulting images. In some cases, contrast agents are injected into your veins to enhance the appearance of certain tissues or blood vessels in the images.

      Take care as always!

  30. QUESTION:
    Health Majors Please help! Last test on health & i am really stressed.?
    These are some of the ones i dont know. I mean there are ones out of this that i do know but yeah, I am really stressed and need help. Please Please help me.

    27. Which type of diabetes generally occurs in young adults and children and always requires insulin as part of the treatment plan?

    type 1
    type 2
    type 3
    type 4

    28. Which of the following is NOT a warning sign of skin cancer?

    crushing chest pain
    a sore that does not heal
    unusual bleeding or discharge
    thickening or lumps

    29. What is the most fatal form of skin cancer associated with moles?

    squamous cell carcinoma
    basal cell carcinoma
    malignant melanoma
    acute cell melanoma

    30. What disease is caused by a bacteria and can be sent in a powdery form for bioterrorism and leads to difficulty breathing and even death?

    West Nile virus
    anthrax
    bovine spongiform encephalopathy
    stroke

    31. What is the general name for all infections that cause diarrhea to occur?

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Crohn’s Disease
    Colon Cancer
    Dysentery

    32. Which fat leads to atherosclerosis and can contribute to one’s risk of a heart attack or stroke?

    steroids
    cholesterol
    phospholipids
    olive oil

    33. What is key to improve cancer’s survival rates?

    improve people’s nutrition and lifestyle choices
    more research into better chemotherapy drugs
    programs that stress early detection and intervention
    better surgical techniques to remove all cancer cells

    34. What is the disease that involves changes in the nerves and chemicals of the brain leading to memory loss, personality changes, and complete dependency?

    Parkinson’s
    Alzheimer’s
    Paget’s
    Grave’s

    35. Which of the following is not a disorder related to hypertension?

    congestive heart failure
    stroke
    diabetes mellitus
    heart attack

    36. How is hepatitis B typically transmitted?

    fecal-oral route
    bacteria and its spores
    contaminated blood or sexual contact
    breast-feeding

    37. Which STD can cause blindness in a newborn baby if it infects the baby’s eyes during the birth process while producing a greenish yellowish drainage from the reproductive organs of the infected adults?

    syphilis
    gonorrhea
    genital herpes
    chlamydia

    38. Which STD begins as chancres or open lesions on the reproductive organs and can invade the nerous system causing difficulty speaking, headaches, blurred or diminishing vision, seisures, problems with memory and thinking, and depression?

    syphilis
    gonorrhea
    genital herpes
    chlamydia

    39. Which organ is affected by hepatitis?

    brain
    stomach
    uterus
    liver

    40. Which of the following is not a form of anthrax infection?

    digestive
    circulatory
    skin
    respiratory

    41. The lack of which of the following hormones from the pancreas prevents the body from regulating its own blood sugar?

    insulin
    adrenaline
    testosterone
    melanin

    42. Which of the following bacterial STDs is the most common in the United States causing the formation of a painless lesion which may result in scarring of the pelvic organs and sterility?

    gonorrhea
    genital warts
    syphilis
    chlamydia

    43. What is the cause of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy?

    bacteria
    virus
    prion
    fungi

    44. Which of the following best describes symptoms of BSE (Mad Cow Disease)?

    fatty plaque in the arteries leading to chest pain
    loss of the ability to sense, move, and think
    skin rash, digestive disturbances, and difficulty breathing
    severe headache or no symptoms at all

    45. Which of the following best describes symptoms of diabetes mellitus?

    crushing chest pain, nausea, weakness, and fatigue
    excessive urination, thirst, and hunger
    flu-like symptoms, headache, and stiff neck
    loss of coordination on one side, slurred speech, and difficulty concentrating

    46. Which of the following could cause a non-communicable disease?

    viruses
    bacteria
    smoking
    fungi

    47. Which of the following is an example of a communicable disease?

    Alzheimer’s disease
    common cold
    heart disease
    diabetes mellitus

    48. Which of the following is NOT a reason it is difficult to cope with a chronic illness?

    financial obligations to cover treatment and care that health insurance may not

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, who made up these questions? I’m not that impressed.
      These questions have been around for awhile – you could have just searched Y!A and found identically worded questions.
      .
      While you may be stressed, if you don’t know the answers to some of these, what are you doing in this class?
      Just entering all of the answers takes more time than you spent cutting and pasting them.

      27. Type 1 – the body does not produce insulin read this article: http://www.lifescript.com/Health/Conditions/Diabetes/The_Double_Whammy_What_is_Type_3_Diabetes.aspx

      28 Crushing chest pain

      29. Malignant melanoma

      http://www.cancercenter.com/skin-cancer-melanoma.htm

      30. Anthrax

      https://health.google.com/health/ref/Anthrax

      31. Question does not make sense because it is not accurate but the answer has to be dysentery as the other 3 options are not infection related

      http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/diarrhea/

      32. cholesterol

      http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Atherosclerosis/Atherosclerosis_Causes.html

      33. all of the above but if you have to chose one go with programs which stress early detection and insurance plans which cover intervention

      34. Alzheimer’s followed by Parkinson’s with dementia

      35. Diabetes – but there is a relationship

      http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=2152

      36. Hep B is transmitted through blood and bodily fluids – read and figure out the answer

      http://www.hepb.org/hepb/transmission.htm

      37. Several can cause eye infection but the answer you want is gonorrhea

      http://www.wdxcyber.com/stds_pregnancy.html

      38. see: reference above for answer

      39. see: reference in question #36 or just think about it

      40. see: question #30 reference

      41. see: question #27 reference

      42. see: question #37 reference

      43. Mad Cow Disease – caused by watching too much Boston Legal in reruns – ok, it is thought to be a prion disease http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovine_spongiform_encephalopathy

      44. see: reference in #43

      45. excessive urination, thirst and hunger

      46. this one’s on you to think about

      47. You don’t know this one? That’s nothing to sneeze at

      48. You should be aware of the fact that you can add the rest of the answer by simply returning and adding it.

  31. QUESTION:
    I’ve been diagnosed with a serious but potentially reversible liver disease can you help?
    I was diagnosed by a doctor for having fatty liver with inflammation (caused of liver enzymes elevation) due to being overweight (not obese) with high cholesterol (not a drinker). I had an ultrasound done but my liver size was normal but incredibly fatty at the time which was at my worst condition. Does that usually mean minimal-moderate inflammation because I have elevated liver enyzmes? They say RIGOROUS exercise or rapid weight loss can make the disease worst but safe exercise can reverse the disease. What can I eat and what’s a good workout that is safe and helpful in healing my liver? Any nutritional and exercise advice would be great…would like to heal my liver the safe way. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of things that they usually tell someone with liver disease and it is true for all liver patients:
      (1) try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables that are washed thoroughly.
      (2) try to eat meats and things that are non fat, like lean cuts of beef, chicken without skin, and fish. The best oils to use are olive oil or canola oil, if you need to use it.
      People with high cholesterol know to limit the amount of milk and milk products.
      (3) the things to avoid are high salt foods,
      prepackaged preserved food (which have
      an awful lot of salt); buy canned vege that have low salt content. Patients who have liver trouble can have a problem with the body retaining too much sodium. That doesn’t mean to cut it out completely…just slow down on its use. Sodium is needed by the body and the doctor can tell, by your blood work, how much you should limit.
      (4) do not eat from open salad bars and dip into communal dips where people dip chips and other things into. It is important right now that your liver not be forced to work any harder than it is. Therefore, you don’t want to become sick with anything else where you have to take medications or the body has to fight off more. Medications go through the liver first to be broken down before going to the rest of the body. If the liver is not doing well, it may handle any medication quite differently than before.
      It is a good idea to let the doctor know any medications you are taking, whether over the counter, herbs, herbal teas, or medications prescribed by another doctor.
      (5) make sure you drink enough water. This is good to see that your kidneys are flush out when they are removing things from the body through their filtering system. Don’t over due the fluids and check with your doctor to be sure how much fluid you are allowed to take in.
      (6) walking is the best exercise for the body..it doesn’t put a strain on the joints and
      deep breathing exercise can help expand your lungs so your body gets more oxygen where it is needed in the body to help heal.
      (7) liver cleanses are usually for people who have healthy livers….not for patients that are known to have a liver problem. It is best to only take things the doctor prescribes for you or talk with the doctor first before trying new things like herbs, vitamins, and cleanses.
      (8) I mentioned before about becoming sick…this is also true in trying to keep you well…to wash your hands often, to stay away from people who are sick, have been sick or been around others who are sick…
      when you cannot wash your hands, carry purell or germ-x with you to use. People touch many things like shopping cart handles, door knobs, they shake your hand,
      money and even foods. Even children,etc. blowing out birthday candles on a cake really isn’t good cause they may not show symptoms of being sick until the virus has built up inside their body.

      Please take note that I was mentioning to limit things and not do away with them entirely. The body needs a certain amount of fats, proteins, and vitamins and mineral which will come from all sources. However,
      I found that if I have something a little on the salty side one day, I will try to avoid it almost completely the next day. If I have a cheese sandwich one day (cheese is high in cholesterol), I will have fruits and vegetables the next day. This is just a
      suggestion.

      If you want to know more about your liver problem, here is a site:

      http://www.medicinenet.com/fatty_liver/article.htm

      Please take note that there is fatty liver disease that causes no problem…this is like having fat around the outside of the liver.

      However, in fatty liver that the fat is in between the cells of the liver…it causes
      inflammation because it blocks blood from flowing properly in the liver to reach the cells with nourishment and oxygen and also puts pressure on them. If this inflammation goes away by losing weight and taking medications the doctor prescribes, then the liver cells can heal. It will become more of a problem if the inflammation continues and the liver cells die because of it. This can lead to cirrhosis.