Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments #fatty #liver,


Fatty Liver Disease

Some fat in your liver is normal. But if it makes up more than 5%-10% of the organ’s weight. you may have fatty liver disease. If you’re a drinker, stop. That’s one of the key causes of the condition.

There are two main types of fatty liver disease:

You can also get fatty liver disease during pregnancy .

Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD)

You can get alcoholic liver disease from drinking lots of alcohol. It can even show up after a short period of heavy drinking.

Genes that are passed down from your parents may also play a role in ALD. They can affect the chances that you become an alcoholic. And they can also have an impact on the way your body breaks down the alcohol you drink.

Other things that may affect your chance of getting ALD are:

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

It’s not clear what causes this type of fatty liver disease. It tends to run in families.

It’s also more likely to happen to those who are middle-aged and overweight or obese. People like that often have high cholesterol and diabetes as well.

Other causes are:

Some studies show that too much bacteria in your small intestine and other changes in the intestine may be linked to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

It’s rare, but fat can build up in your liver when you’re pregnant. This could be risky for both you and your baby. It could lead to liver or kidney failure in either of you. It might also cause a serious infection or bleeding.

No one fully understands why fatty liver happens during pregnancy, but hormones may play a role.

Once you get a diagnosis, it’s important that your baby gets delivered as soon as possible. Although you may need intensive care for several days, your liver often returns to normal in a few weeks.


Symptoms of Fatty Liver Disease

You might have fatty liver disease and not realize it. There are often no symptoms at first. As time goes on, often years or even decades, you can get problems like:

  • Feeling tired
  • Loss of weight or appetite
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion, poor judgment, or trouble concentrating

You might have some other symptoms, too. Your liver may get larger. You could have a pain in the center or right upper part of your belly. And the skin on your neck or under your arms may have dark, colored patches.

If you have alcoholic liver disease, you may notice that the symptoms get worse after a period of heavy drinking.

You could also get cirrhosis. a scarring of your liver. When that happens, you might have:

Diagnosis of Fatty Liver Disease

You might find out that you have the disease when you get a routine checkup. Your doctor might notice that your liver is a little larger than usual.

Other ways your doctor might spot the disease are:

Blood tests. A high number of certain enzymes could mean you’ve got fatty liver.

Ultrasound . It uses soundwaves to get a picture of your liver. The doctor may also ask for an MRI or cat-scan to get additional images of your liver.

Biopsy . After numbing the area, your doctor puts a needle through your skin and takes out a tiny piece of liver. He looks at it under a microscope for signs of fat, inflammation. and damaged liver cells.

Treatment of Fatty Liver Disease

There is no specific treatment. But you can improve your condition by managing your diabetes. if you have it.

If you have alcoholic liver disease and you are a heavy drinker, quitting is the most important thing you can do. Talk to your doctor about how to get help. If you don’t stop you could get complications like alcoholic hepatitis or cirrhosis.

Even if you have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, it can help to avoid drinking. If you are overweight or obese, do what you can to gradually lose weight — no more than 1 or 2 pounds a week.

Eat a balanced and healthy diet and get regular exercise. Limit high-carb foods such as bread, grits, rice, potatoes, and corn. And cut down on drinks with lots of sugar like sports drinks and juice.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on July 27, 2016


Liver Foundation: “Fatty Liver Disease,” “Fatty Liver.”

EMedicine: “Alcoholic Fatty Liver.”

NIDDK: “Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis.”

American College of Gastroenterology: “Fatty Liver Disease.”

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California Drunk Driving Law Guide – California DUI Penalties #california #dui


DUI Penalties

Drunk Driving penalties in California are set forth by statute and can be incredibly complex. The range of possible sentences is determined by the basic statute, with sentence enhancements for such things as:

  • Having a prior conviction within ten years
  • Speeding 20 mph over the limit
  • Having a child under 14 in the car
  • Having a blood-alcohol reading over .15%
  • Refusing to submit to chemical testing

Within the range, the actual sentence in a drinking and driving case will be affected by:

  • The facts of the case
  • Any policies of the local court and prosecutors
  • The weaknesses in the case uncovered by the defense attorney
  • The reputation of that attorney

All of this is independent of the DMV drivers license suspension . which is determined separately and which can itself be very complicated.

DUI Penalties in California
An overview of penalties for drunk driving from the website of one of the top DUI defense attorneys in Southern California.

California DUI Penalties
Further links to websites relating to penalties in California for drunk driving.

Clearing Your Record
Discussion of post-conviction procedures for setting aside a plea or verdict of guilty and obtaining a dismissal.

Drunk Driving Penalties by State
A brief chart of penalties for drunk driving arranged by state, from the Consumer Insurance Guide.


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KCP is a consultancy of Occupational Psychologists and Test Publishers. We develop and publish online ability tests, personality and motivation questionnaires and assessment centre exercises. We are BPS RQTU Verified Assessors offering totally online training for Assistant Test User, Test User: Occupational Ability, Test User: Occupational Personality. We also offer online training in Assessment Centre Techniques and Behavioural Interviewing Skills. Our consultancy services embrace individual and group psychological assessments for use in selection, development and counselling.

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Jetsetter tests travel writer trip planning service #air #travels

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Jetsetter tests travel writer trip planning service

Jan 12.2011

Jetsetter is testing an ask a travel writer program, which pairs journalists and travelers interested in receiving destination advice.

The paid research program, which Jetsetter calls its Expert Planning Service, was introduced to employees families and friends in late October and is now in the early stages of a three- to six-month beta. Jetsetter has contacted a select group of customers, who have booked hotel rooms on Jetsetter, about the program.

Here s basically how it works:

Customers fill out a form seeking advice about a particular destination or type of trip, say a Mexico vacation or an adventure vacation to anywhere.

A staff of two Jetsetter employees pairs the traveler with a travel writer from Jetsetter s roster of some 200 correspondents .

Many of the travel writers work for high-profile travel magazines, appear on TV or have written travel guidebooks, for instance.

The travelers pay a fee that usually is in the $125 to $150 range, although it has gone as high as $200 for at least one extensive trip. The writers share a portion of the fee with Jetsetter.

The travelers talk on the phone with the writer for about an hour and outline their trip goals. And, then the writers spend around another four hours or more researching the trip and providing the travelers with specific destination, hotel, restaurant, bar and tour recommendations.

Some of the hotel recommendations may be for Jetsetter partner hotels, says spokeswoman Kellie Pelletier, but they don t have to be especially if the traveler is taking an extended trip to a variety of destinations.

The travel writers can make hotel reservations for travelers and although they sometimes give advice about flights, they won t be making airline reservations, Pelletier says.

We are not going down that road, she adds.

Pelletier says the travel writers all have stayed at the hotels they are recommending and visited the restaurants and bars they are pointing to.

They ve slept in the beds, eaten the food and participated on the tours, says Drew Patterson, Jetsetter founder and CEO.

Rather than using a travel agent, Jetsetter s Expert Planning Service is the type of trip-planning service that many of Jetsetter s customers are looking for, Pelletier says.

Jetsetter is keeping all options open, however, and the Expert Planning Service may look much different in three to six months when the beta ends, Pelletier says.

The program is sort of a lead-generation service for travel writers, similar in its broad outlines to lead-generation services for travel agents.

Jetsetter doesn t view it that way, saying the writers have been trained on Jetsetter review manuals and will only be used for planning services. Jetsetter considers the program as an extension of personalized services it can provide its customers.

To date, the writers have planned more than 30 trips for Jetsetter customers, and all of the trips have been international ones, with the exceptions of a Florida vacation and a sojourn to Hawaii.

The trips have included a vacation in Nicaragua for a group of friends, a hip design hotel and surf lessons in Hawaii and even an R R trip in Australia for a U.S. Marine and his girlfriend, Jetsetter says.

Pelletier says Jetsetter would welcome more travel writers participating in its Expert Planning Service.

The Expert Planning Service beta coincides with the soft launch of Jetsetter 24/7, with Jetsetter supplementing its flash sales of hotels with a retail offering.

Members of the private sales site can search for limited-time flash sales of hotels or use an All Vacations tab to search for properties on a retail basis.

Here s a Jetsetter video on Facebook about Jetsetter 24.7.


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