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Liver issues after treatment: Fatty liver disease

It's 5 years since I was successfully treated for Hep C. Before and during my treatment I always showed "minimal to moderate” fibrosis after different testing and I was okay with that. About 1 year ago I had an abdominal ultrasound for my gallbladder and now it is showing that I have "Fatty Liver Disease". I am thin, don't drink, and eat well. I am 67 years old, but am considered a relatively Healthy person. I am disappointed that after everything I've done to stay well, this issue pops up. My doctor said to watch my diet and we will monitor the liver.

  1. Hi3coolcats. i am sorry you are dealing with fatty liver. It sounds as if you did all the right things to avoid it. Unfortunately it is common for previous hepatitis C patients to have fatty liver. Your doc is correct. Keep your diet low fat and don't forget to exercise. Even walking is helpful. Hopefully there will be a treatment in the near future. I wish the best for you, 3coolcats. (Sue, Community Moderator)

    1. Thank you for your input.

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        I know its frustrating to go through the hep c journey and get cured and now deal with more liver issues. Unfortunately, those of us who have gone through hep C, and have liver damage are at risk for additional conditions, like fatty liver disease. You mentioned you don't drink and eat well, which is great. Keep that up. The good news is, there are things you can do to help. A healthy diet and exercise can help reduce fatty liver and lessen damage. If you able, a registered dietitian can work with your doctor to design a diet based on your liver condition to help with fatty liver disease. Tracking what you eat, drink and how much you exercise is a great tool to help you monitor your intake. I personally use My Fitness Pal on my phone which is a free app and very easy to use.

        Along with diet and exercise, regular tests and ultrasounds will help monitor your condition. Drink lots of water and avoid sodas, especially high sugar drinks. Avoid processed foods and sugar.

        Please keep us posted on how you're doing and if you have questions. We're here for you. Blessings my friend, Connie-Author/Moderator at Hepatitis

        1. HI Connie, Thank you for very much for the info. It is appreciated.

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