Seven years of GERD and NAFLD

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GERD: gastroesophageal reflux disease
NAFLD: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

March 2007: I went to an emergency care facility because of a horrible abdominal pain. GERD was the cause.

January 2008: an endoscopy procedure confirms that my GERD is caused by a hiatal hernia.

hernia

August 2009: my transaminases are too high and an abdominal ecography confirms the steatohepatitis or Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). I don’t understand most of the ultrasound report, but I can read “hígado graso”, i.e. fatty liver, in it:

esteatosis

On August 2009 my weight was 95.8 Kg (211 pounds) and my Srm-Ferritin was 530 ng/ml (normal range: 22-322). My transaminases were out of control since 2007, but August 2009 was the worst moment.

Selección_064

In the graph above it can be seen that in the periods when I temporarily lost weight (December 2009 and October 2011) my transaminases got better, but the weight always came back and so did the out-of-range values. The transaminases levels on March 2010 were obtained in an emergency care facility: as 3 years before, I went there because of a terrible abdominal pain caused by my GERD. It is one of my worst experiences ever. I barely could move and I thought I could die.

25th August 2013: I start low-carbing.

August 2014 (today):

  • GERD: I have no symptoms and I don’t even need the pills.
  • NAFLD: my transaminases levels are in the normal range (at least they were in my last two lab reports).
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