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Obesity Rates in America Continue to Rise-Dr. Joe Galati Discusses

This week on Your Health First, Dr. Joe Galati discussed a recent NY Times article. Based on recent research, it shows that from 2006-2016, despite a wide range of efforts, obesity rates continue to rise. Listen to the radio segment below. Dr. Galati's new book, Eating Yourself Sick, will be out in April. He discusses strategies to combat obesity, with an emphysis on patient education and communication. Stay tuned on how to order the book.


Fatty Liver Disease Research Opportunities

We now have several exciting research options for those patients of ours with fatty liver disease. Please call our office for an appointment or send us a website message and an appointment can be made for you.


New Hepatitis C Drugs: What You Need to Know as a Patient

Dr. Joe Galati There is so much information available on the new hepatitis C drugs, that at times, it can be overwhelming for the patient. It's amazing to think that we now have a cure rate of over 95% for the majority of patients who have hepatitis C. Yet despite the use of these amazing new drugs that have been FDA approved, many patients and they are family members still don't fully understand what needs to be done, and how to go about getting access to these new therapies. Even the most seasoned patient find navigating the system difficult. For those with hepatitis C, whether you have been treated, or new to antiviral therapy, below all are a few tips to follow; If you have hepatitis C, you want to make sure you have all of the necessary medical records …


Fatty Liver Disease: What Patients Need to Know

Fatty liver disease is a growing public health concern we all have. If left untreated, fatty liver disease, also called NASH, can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Dr. Galati outlines the key facts that you need to know about this very serious health problem.  


31 Days of Wellness: The 2016 Edition

Every January, Dr. Joe Galati put together a series of wellness articles airmed at the general consumer, to give them ideas on how to think about their health differently. Below is the series - as of today, all on one page, to review and share with your friends and family. Starting the Year off RightBest Exercise App for Yor Phone Wellness and Gut Bacteria 7-Minutes to Fit: Great Little Exercise Book Don't Eat Packaged Food! Food Labels-BEWARE Reducing the Pill Count: Too Many Meds to Take Cancer Death Rate Down-Video Blog Sipping Ourselves to Death Avocado-Eat More      


Symptoms of Hepatic Encephalopathy: What You Need to Know

Hepatic encephalopathy is a complication of advanced liver disease related to cirrhosis. It occures in all causes of cirrhosis, and is related to a build-up of toxins in the nervous system. A recent blog entry by Dr. Joe Galati outlines the top five symptoms that are seen. Read the blog entry here. AASLD Guidelines on Hepatic Encephalopathy for a more detailed review.


Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease

Obesity, and all of its related complications, is more serious than most adults in America believe. More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and certain types of cancer, are some of the leading causes of preventable death. We are seeing an increase in the number of young children and adolescents developing obesity, and all of the related complications.

The cost of obesity is staggering, with annual medical cost of obesity exceeding $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars. The medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

Dr. Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team are dedicated to evaluate, treat, and manage all aspects of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD and NASH), including the complication of cirrhosis and liver failure. Developing a customized plan of care for each patient they see is their objective.

Liver Transplant Resources

Dr. Galati has been involved in Liver Transplantation since 1989. As Medical Director for the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Galati has cared for thousands of patients with advanced liver disease. In those with the most severe form of advanced liver disease and cirrhosis, liver transplantation is a life-saving surgery. For more information on liver transplantation, click here.

Indications for liver transplant include:

Online LIVER Second Opinion

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    There are five steps in the process of requesting a second opinion. We anticipate the steps will take you about 30-65 minutes to complete.

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    Have your medical records or those of your loved one on hand as you fill out the medical history questionnaire portion of the online process. The medical history questionnaire is detailed so having medical records to quickly reference will help make the process more efficient.

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