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5 Foods You Need to Eat Now

Helen Yuan, Registered Dietitian at Liver Specialists of Texas, just released her latest post "5 Foods You Must Have in Your Diet...Now". It is a fantastic outline, full of valuable food and nutrition information that will guide you to a better you. Nutrition is the cornerstone of wellness. Take a look at the post, print it out, and share it with your family and friends. All of us at Liver Specialists of Texas are here to support your liver wellness, and that starts with a solid nutrition foundation. DOWNLOAD "5 FOODS YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR DIET...NOW"

Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Liver

Dr. Joe Galati shares his DOWNLOADABLE  TOP 10 LIST FOR A HEALTHY LIVER.  Dr. Joe Galati’s Top-Ten Tips for a Healthy Liver Limit your alcohol intake – men should not consume more than 2 alcoholic beverages/day and women no more than 1 alcoholic beverage/day. Note: beer/wine/spirit are all the same regarding alcohol content. Maintain a healthy weight. If overweight or obese, try and lose a minimum of 10% of your body weight now. Exercise regularly and attempt to complete 10,000 steps/day. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is potentially toxic to your liver. Never take more than the recommended dose and avoid taking it if you have been consuming alcohol. If you have ever been told your liver tests in your blood have been elevated, regardless of the results, you need to have a comprehensive evaluation. Talk with your doctor. Get vaccinated for hepatitis …

Dr. Galati Discusses Fatty Liver and the Wake-Up Call

Dr. Galati recently was invited to New Orleans to speak before the Louisiana chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. During this half day presentation to business leaders in Louisiana, he talked about personal strategies to maintain wellness, reduce chronic disease, increase alertness to chronic alcohol abuse, and strategies to feed your families well. At the start of the program, he talked about his own family growing up in New York, the influence of his mother and father, and the importance of cooking at home, and eating as a family. He explained the origin of the three F’s which stands for family, faith, and food. The entire half day presentation will be released over the next several weeks, so stay tuned, and come back. #wellness #obesity #fattyliver #cancer #diabetes #homecooking #chronicdisease #alcoholabuse

Complications of Cirrhosis

Dr. Galati takes everyone through the various complications of cirrhosis, how they are diagnoses, and medical management. During this current COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team remain available for second opinions and consultations. Call the office at 713-794-0700 for details.

Referring Physician Resources During #COVID19

The #COVID19 #pandemic has caused significant disruption to the delivery of care we are accustomed to providing. For our referring practices and providers, I want you to know that Liver Specialists of Texas is 100% available to see your patients. Via #telemedicine, my staff and I are ready to evaluate your patients and initiate a treatment plan. Imaging and non-invasive testing remains available if required.  For your patients with a liver concern, there is no need to delay getting them evaluated.  Call my team at 713-794-0700 or e-mail us at  Visit our website for updated practice information, and liver disease information at  Through this crisis, we can continue to support our patients and each other. Wishing you, your family, and staff continued peace, strength, and good health.   Dr. Joe Galati Liver Specialists of Texas  

#COVID19 and #Telemedicine with Liver Specialists of Texas

Now that the number of COVID 19 cases is on the decline, our office schedule is getting back to normal. One of the changes that we have made, as a result of the pandemic, is to maintain the availability of telemedicine visits for our patients and consultations. Based on various factors, you may be given the opportunity to be seen by one of our providers with a telemedicine visit. This updated video message from Dr. Joe Galati is provided to maintain continuity of care with all of our patients, and keep delivering the care you expect. Contact our office at 713-794-0700 or send us an e-mail through our website. Reach out to learn more about these services, and allow us to keep maintaining your health and wellness.

COVID-19 Message to our Patients at Liver Specialists of Texas

Important Information To Our Patient We are prepared and ready. Nothing is more important than your health and safety, and the need to protect those most vulnerable to the coronavirus. We are taking multiple steps to minimize health risks to our staff, our patients, and our communities, including enhanced cleaning procedures in our waiting room and exam rooms.  You may notice our staff will use latex gloves and or mask, and even social distancing. If you prefer to stay at home and connect with us digitally, our full range of solutions to include telehealth/medical phone conference is AVAILABLE!! Call our office for more information. IF YOU HAVE AN UPCOMING OFFICE VIST WITH US, PLEASE REVIEW THIS SERIES OF QUESTIONS.COVID-19 Coronavirus Patient Self-Assessment ToolIf you have symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough and/or shortness of breath), answer the following questions:1. Have you …

In USA, Deaths from Alcohol are Increasing

This is a very serious health concern for all of us, especially if you are in the liver disease care business. Alcohol, and its abusive consumption, is killing people, especially the youth. This past week, we were pleased to have George Joseph, founder and CEO of Positive Recovery Centers on Your Health First to talk about his insight into the proble. Take a listen to the podcast and share it with your family and friends, and have a conversations with your children and young adults. The conversation can save their life.

Dr. Galati Discussed V-8 Vegetable Juice: Recent Podcast Episode

This past week on Dr. Galati's radio broadcast, he talked about V-8 vegetable juice. The message is that everyone needs to be better consumers, realize what you're buying, and figure out if it's a health decision. Tune in and decide.   As a reminder, Dr. Galati's PODCAST is available from several different podcast sites. Available on: SPOTIFY TUNEIN APPLE PODCAST POCKET CASTS OVERCAST ACAST IHEART RADIO PODCAST GOOGLE PODCAST STITCHER YOUTUBE

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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    From the comfort of your home, without the need to spend additional money on travel, lodging, and food, receive and expert second opinion from the expert physicians at Liver Specialists of Texas

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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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    To start the process of an Online Liver Second Opinion, please fill out the initial contact form and fax back to our office. A representative from our office will call you for additional details.