Fatty liver is the most common liver disease. An Estimated 30 Million Americans have fatty liver disease. Fatty liver is a diagnosis of exclusion which means we have to eliminate other types of liver disease. It is related to metabolic disease, which means diabetes, family history of diabetes, a high triglyceride count, hypertension and obesity.
Treatment at this time involves diet and exercise; there are no good pharmacologic therapies for fatty liver, however, we are currently participating in several clinical trials of certain medications. Our strongest recommendation is that the patient exercise, which includes walking 30 min a day 3x a week.