The liver is a unique and critical organ in our body. It is imperative that a patient diagnosed with Fatty Liver receive specialized and patient specific care in treating this disorder. Gastroenterologists of Beverly Hills utilizes a multidisciplinary team approach to treating Fatty Liver, which means that patients benefit from the combined expertise of physicians and dietitians who have the knowledge, perspective and experience to address all aspects of your complete care.
We offer the most advanced diagnostic techniques and treatments for fatty liver and have a specialized program that can be tailored to meet each patient’s specific needs. We work together with our patients as a team to make sure we understand their full health status in order to treat their Fatty Liver disorder individually. A “one-size fits all” treatment protocol is not a proper approach. We fully investigate factual clinical trial based treatments, and continually gather information in order to know the latest and best care available to our patients.
If you have been diagnosed with fatty liver, we can provide a multidisciplinary approach to your care. Our physicians are available by email if questions arise during your treatment and care. We arrange same day appointments when necessary.
About Fatty Liver:
The blood coming from the digestive system first goes to liver, where the liver picks up food elements and changes them to absorbable particles so that the cells can take them from the blood and use them. Also the liver can change the extra food elements to storage particles. Another important function of the liver is to detoxify chemicals and metabolize medications. The liver is an important organ that makes proteins and clotting factors.
Fatty liver is the definition of accumulation of fat in liver tissue. It is classified into two groups: benign or simple and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Accumulation of large amounts of fat can interact with normal liver function and can cause symptoms like: fatigue, weight loss, skin color change (yellow color), spider like blood vessels, itching and at critical levels can cause liver failure. Liver failure is better known by the word: “Cirrhosis”. The sooner you take care of your condition, the more likely you can have a successful treatment course.
Many people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease live without any problems, but some of them can develop symptoms. There are some factors that increase the chances of developing fatty liver: high cholesterol, obesity, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea and diabetes mellitus type 2.
Controlling the above factors can help to prevent and sometimes cure NAFLD.
Maintain a healthy weight, keep blood sugar levels within normal range, avoid alcohol and unnecessary medications (especially over the counter), follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and see a liver specialist. We have an onsite registered dietician to help manage your cholesterol, weight and blood pressure.
In our facility the dietitian helps you to lower your cholesterol, lose weight and control your blood sugar. You will have access to weekly or monthly support group meetings that give you motivation, new ways to approach difficulties and also meet others that are going through these lifestyle changes as well. Gastroenterology Associates not only gets you on the path to a healthier you, but we are with you every step of the way.
We not only show you the road to health, but we walk with you through this pathway to the end.
Gastroenterology Associates also offers a full range of diagnostic procedures, as well as medical, surgical and minimally invasive treatment options to meet the individual needs of patients with gastroenterological conditions of any kind. Contact us if you are experiencing gastrointestinal issues that have not yet been addressed by our physicians.