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2013-09-10 11:59:55 AM
On the plus side, we now have a new source of foie gras.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-09-10 12:05:20 PM

RodneyToady: On the plus side, we now have a new source of foie gras.


That's a modestly interesting proposal.
 
2013-09-10 12:21:42 PM
Back in my day you had to *earn* your liver disease.
 
2013-09-10 12:37:10 PM
I have Zimmerman's Cirrhosis
 
2013-09-10 01:21:18 PM

RodneyToady: On the plus side, we now have a new source of foie gras.


Haha, that's immediately what I thought!
 
2013-09-10 01:40:39 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I have Zimmerman's Cirrhosis


People keep challenging you to drinking contests and you feel like you have to stand your ground?
 
2013-09-10 01:48:27 PM
Number 1 cause of death amongst pet bettas.
 
2013-09-10 02:09:58 PM
"Nine out of ten people addicted to brake fluid can't stop." - Colin Mochrie
 
2013-09-10 02:29:28 PM

RodneyToady: On the plus side, we now have a new source of foie gras.


You made snot come out my nose.
 
2013-09-10 02:53:34 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I have Zimmerman's Cirrhosis


Zimmerman's Clitoris?

I have to clean my glasses and do something about this weird boner.
 
2013-09-10 02:58:14 PM
"This is just really worrisome to have this number of children who have a disease this severe,"

I read that as awesome.  "This is just really awesome to have this number of children who have a disease this severe,"
 
2013-09-10 03:32:31 PM

Rapmaster2000: "This is just really worrisome to have this number of children who have a disease this severe,"

I read that as awesome.  "This is just really awesome to have this number of children who have a disease this severe,"


Thank goodness it counteracts the uptick in life expectancy brought on by improved medicine, sanitation and nutrition*.  I mean I was worried there for a little while.

*Before good nutrition was defined as eating at McBeetus every day.
 
2013-09-10 04:20:10 PM
This whole thing is evolution in action. Now that we have plenty of food, the genes that fatasses have are no longer desirable, thus, they eat themselves to death, don't have kids, and eventually die out. In a few generations this whole thing will have died back, literally.
 
2013-09-10 04:37:18 PM

RodneyToady: On the plus side, we now have a new source of foie gras.


This reminds me of a greentext. I'll skip to the best part:

All 5''4 400 pounds of her
Too big to fit on regular OR table
Can't handle her curves
Told to scrub in for emergency gallbladder surgery
Patient is 25, already developed gallstones
Blocked up gallbladder, becoming septic
Slice, slice, slice
One hour later, still slicing
Too hard to navigate the fat
Can't get laparoscopic camera in
Surgeon getting angrier and angrier, starts getting more spastic
Finally slams down camera and screams "we're going to have to do this surgery open"
farkITWELLDOITLIVE.mp4
Cut open belly
Navigate the yellowy depths
Finally get to liver
This is your liver
 www.amymittelman.com
This is your liver on McD's
 www.proteinpower.com
[...]
Reach my hand into Pandora's Belly
Feel liver
Heave away
Minutes go by, surgeons gonna surg
Suddenly I feel I'm starting to lose my grip on the liver
Hand feels moist and clammy
Wtf
Look down
The pressure I'm putting on her liver is causing all the fat built up inside to ooze out
Like squeezing a wet sponge leaking bacon grease
My hand is covered in beetus drippings
Drip
Drip
Drip
Get yelled at by surgeon
"BRAINACTIVITY, STOP OBSTRUCTING MY FIELD WITH THAT CRAP"
Damnit Jim, I'm a med student not a Hoover Vaccum
Finish surgery after three hours
Scrub out of surgery
Keep scrubbing
I'll feel clean again someday


I have to say though, a juvenile's liver must be much sweeter and more mild-tasting. I think I would prefer it on cucumber slices.
 
2013-09-10 05:13:48 PM

vysharra: I have to say though, a juvenile's liver must be much sweeter and more mild-tasting. I think I would prefer it on cucumber slices.


So is this sort of thing reversible or should I just go home and make myself concrete overshoes now?
 
2013-09-10 05:41:17 PM
technofiend:So is this sort of thing reversible or should I just go home and make myself concrete overshoes now?

At the advanced stage that Anon describes? Absolutely not. The swelling indicates advanced cirrhosis. Same prognosis as for an alcoholic: Stop actively killing yourself, live as healthy as possible and you get to "enjoy" the maximum amount of time left before liver failure or liver cancer painfully kills you.

But, in the early stages, yep! Your liver will recover from the mild "fatty" stage if lifestyle impact or chemical exposure is minimized. In fact, many people never progress enough show symptoms.

So buck up, laddie! Up to 25% of the US has it - you're not alone :D
 
M-G
2013-09-10 06:33:09 PM
TFA fails right out of the gate.  Fatty liver is actually called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).  The non-alcoholic part is key there.  It is not cirrhosis, but can lead to it if left untreated for years.

My liver labs all returned to normal by simply eliminating soda and the associated HFCS from my regular diet.
 
2013-09-10 08:59:52 PM

Richard C Stanford: This whole thing is evolution in action. Now that we have plenty of food, the genes that fatasses have are no longer desirable, thus, they eat themselves to death, don't have kids, and eventually die out. In a few generations this whole thing will have died back, literally.


Then, when the asteroid hits or the aliens attack, the skinny assholes will all die off from hunger and the few relict fatties remaining will survive to rebuild the human race.

Also, women need body fat to ovulate so I think the "fatties breed less" idea is wrong. Got any stats?
 
2013-09-11 07:06:48 AM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Richard C Stanford: This whole thing is evolution in action. Now that we have plenty of food, the genes that fatasses have are no longer desirable, thus, they eat themselves to death, don't have kids, and eventually die out. In a few generations this whole thing will have died back, literally.

Then, when the asteroid hits or the aliens attack, the skinny assholes will all die off from hunger and the few relict fatties remaining will survive to rebuild the human race.

Also, women need body fat to ovulate so I think the "fatties breed less" idea is wrong. Got any stats?


I'm just saying, it seems like being morbidly obese would decrease the likelihood of finding a mate.
 
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