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Dr. Joe Galati’s Top-Ten Tips for a Healthy Liver

  1. 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.

  2. Maintain a healthy weight. If overweight or obese, try and lose a minimum of 10% of your body weight now.

  3. Exercise regularly and attempt to complete 10,000 steps/day.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Get vaccinated for hepatitis A and hepatitis B.

  7. If you have been told you have a “fatty liver” you are at risk for more serious liver problems – even cirrhosis. Make plans for a complete evaluation.

  8. Eat more fruits and vegetables and exclude all processed foods. Avoid foods that come in a can, box, or bad.

  9. Make sure you consume between 35-40 grams of dietary fiber each day.

  10. Beware of herbal supplements and other “natural” products that claim to cleanse or protect the liver. These are unregulated products and claims that can lead to serious, even fatal complications.


For more information, you can reach Dr. Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team by calling 713-794-0700, or visiting


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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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    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.