How often do you get your liver enzymes tested? I have a physical every year & my liver enzymes look normal. I need to lose weight also, but when I had gastric bypass surgery I lost a lot of weight & I gained some of it back. I need to lose weight, anyone else has this problem? Have any of you noticed any difference in your skin tone & if your skin is darker since you were diagnosed with fatty liver? I can't seem to lose my tummy fat. Is anyone else with fatty liver having the same problems? Any suggestions on diet or losing weight? I am also a recovering alcoholic, in recovery for 6 1/2 years. I hope things get better for me... Any advice? Thanks for your responses! God Bless u all!
Hi hope31 - Although I don't have the fatty liver disease, I can tell you that I certainly have a heck of a lot of "liver" spots on my face & hands. So, I think the darker tone could have something to do with that. I'm also many yrs. in recovery, and I gained 30 lbs. in the last year, very quickly! I found out from labs today that my Cortisol levels are quite low in the morning, indicating some adrenal burnout during the day or major fluctuations, leaving me exhausted in the morning. This all makes sense due to all the stress I've had over the year. The interaction & healthy balance between all the hormones, and particularly the adrenals & thyroid, is crucial. Although my thyroid tested fine, I just read about thyroid showing up normal with low a.m. cortisol levels. So, I intend to do further testing to try to balance all these hormones. Some Drs. think discussion about hormonal interplay & balance is not worth looking into, but I've felt exhausted for years, and its finally shown up on testing! I told him years ago that something was wrong. Plus, all the weight went right to my tummy. It was weird, as I've only ever gained evenly. So, I'd check into the adrenals, thyroid complete, and other hormones to find what is causing some of the problems you're having. Remember that stress can come in many shapes & forms, emotional (relationships), physical (surgery), mental (work), spiritual (dis ease!). And, medicines can affect test results, as I found out from my Bipolar meds affecting my Potassium, Chlorides, Sodium levels. Good luck! Jillian
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