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daniel m. I've been having a lot of lightheadedness, headaches, chest pain, stomach pain, etc. I have been to all kinds of specialists like neurologists, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, etc. Noone can give me a reason for all of this. I had an ultrasound of my gallbladder done a few months ago, because I have pain on my right side a lot, and they found fat spots on my liver. I'm female, 36 5f4in and weigh 250. The lightheadedness and headaches are so bad that doing anything is hard . I stay in the house now due to them. Could this be from the fatty liver? My doctors nurse said not to worry about it. She read the report and called. I have no idea what the doctor said about it. Should I question him on this? What do you think?
[QUOTE=miyu]but its HARD!!! lol

what do you do for exercise? can you recomend any work out tapes for me?[/QUOTE]

I walk! That's it! Bugger the exercise tapes, gym or workouts. Nope, you really don't need them. I walk for between 1 and 2 hours per day, 5 days a week. (I walk to the station to catch the train to work, from the station to work, 3 times a day during breaks/lunch whilst at work and then home again). It's what they call a 'slow burn' in that it's low impact, but burns the fat slowly. It's less stressful on the body than a hard workout and if you're over weight, makes the transition a lot easier. It's less stressful on the joints and heart, whilst helping circulation and burning those extra calories.

I've lost 30 kilos in the last 6 months just from walking and a good diet.

Seriously, don't do anything crazy or anything you won't keep up for the long term. Just walking regularly can be relaxing (I tend to do a lot of thinking whilst out for a wander) and it does the job.

[QUOTE=wmjsease]daniel m. I've been having a lot of lightheadedness, headaches, chest pain, stomach pain, etc. I have been to all kinds of specialists like neurologists, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, etc. Noone can give me a reason for all of this. I had an ultrasound of my gallbladder done a few months ago, because I have pain on my right side a lot, and they found fat spots on my liver. I'm female, 36 5f4in and weigh 250. The lightheadedness and headaches are so bad that doing anything is hard . I stay in the house now due to them. Could this be from the fatty liver? My doctors nurse said not to worry about it. She read the report and called. I have no idea what the doctor said about it. Should I question him on this? What do you think?[/QUOTE]

Okay, I don't have a gall bladder anymore, so I can't say what it might be. As with all things, you really need to get proper testing done to get any real diagnosis - I'm not a medical practitioner and any suggestion I make is merely on heresay and my own limited point of view.

That said, a fatty liver can definitely cause the symptoms you're experiencing - I know because I had the same thing and it caused me a lot of panic too. My fatty liver was picked up on the very first ultrasound I had along with a CT Scan to confirm - but I had all those other horrid symptoms so they began running a string of tests to rule out what else might be causing it (including head CTs, Cholangeograms, Endoscopy, Xrays, Blood Tests, Urine and Stool sample testing... you name it!) and at the end of the day the only problem I had was a fatty liver.

I would definitely look at losing the extra weight and get onto a good diet. I reckon the combination of modern lifestyle along with the crap they put into processed foods (and I mean not only sugar, salt and fats but also the chemicals and preservatives too!) is what's making us sick.

It's been 6 months now since I was first diagnosed and in that time I've made the lifestyle changes I needed to get better. I've lost a lot of weight and eat well and get regular exercise and I just got back my latest liver screen last week which showed my ALTs and liver function to be NORMAL once more. I still have the occasional twinge under the right rib and a little itching on the extremities, but other than that I feel great and a lot better than I did before.

So if you have been diagnosed with a fatty liver, don't fret! I read a lot about people getting it but not much about what to do and how to get over it and how long it takes when I was really sick and found it discouraging - So I'm here to tell you that you [B]can[/B] get over it and back to normal, but it takes a long time and real dedication to do it!

Be sure to maintain regular contact with your doctor and work through the entire process with them. Some days are really hard and you wonder if you'll ever get through it, but you can and will - it just takes what seems like forever is all.

Best wishes everyone and good luck. Fatty liver is truly a crappy disease to get and it affects everyone differently, it's important to recognise and treat it seriously and get yourself better. Dying from liver failure is not a nice way to go for anyone, but fatty liver is a good warning sign your liver needs help - so don't ignore it!





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