Fatty liver on ultrasound? How go sober for October can help.
Fatty liver is a very common ultrasound finding. Find out how stopping alcohol for October can help your liver recover.
What is fatty liver?
Fatty liver is a very common ultrasound finding. Fatty liver or steatosis is a condition wherein simple terms the liver is not able to process the nutrients and therefore there is too much fat in the liver.
What fatty liver looks like on ultrasound?
The liver on ultrasound becomes more echogenic (which means bright) when compared to the right kidney.
Fatty liver and alcohol.
For every unit of alcohol, your liver spends an hour processing the alcohol. This, therefore, slows down the liver and the liver is unable to process the nutrients. if you stop drinking you will give your liver a chance to catch up and repair itself and replace any damaged cells which may have been caused by alcohol.
Look after your liver.
The best and easiest way to check your liver for any signs of fatty liver disease or any other abnormality is with ultrasound. You can find more information about our abdominal ultrasound in London click here for men and here for women.