Fatty Liver

Fatty liver, also known as hepatitis, is a condition characterized by an inflammation of the liver. It may or may not be associated with alcohol consumption. There are progressive grades of fatty liver based on the echogenicity on the ultrasound image.

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How to get cured from fatty liver presenting with hepatomegaly?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a grade 2 fatty liver with mild hepatomegaly. I have tightness in the right side of the abdomen. I have fatigue and lethargy after doing physical exercise. I feel fine when I am not exerting myself. I have mild acid reflux when I eat the wrong foods. What to do?   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fatty liver is caused due to alcohol consumption. In people who do not drink alcohol, fatty liver is called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It is caused due to obesity, lack of exercise, diabetes, insulin resistance, excessive belly fat, and excessive intake o...  Read Full »

Does my blood test results show fatty liver?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old. I have got the results of my blood tests. The doctor told me that I have fatty liver. I am concerned regarding the values presenting in the high range. What do these results mean? I have a hemoglobin of 16.4 g/dL, hematocrit of 53.4 percent, WBC of 9000 per microliter ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through the reports and some parameters are slightly high. But I do not find anything abnormally wrong in the reports. Your creatinine and urea are normal and it indicates that the kidney is in healthy condition. Your hemoglobin le...  Read Full »

Why do I have low RBC, hemoglobin and high levels of thyroid hormones?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done some blood tests. I have high iron content with low RBC, hemoglobin and high levels of thyroid. Please suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted your hemoglobin. RBC (red blood cells) and PCV (packed cell volume) are low with high bilirubin levels. It can be due to anemia especially hemolytic anemia in which the red blood cells get destructed and so HB (hemoglobin) falls down. You need to investigat...  Read Full »

Are Vitamin D deficiency and SGPT values interrelated?

Query: Hi there, Im 27 years old male. I got my regular full body checkup done yesterday. In the reports, my sgpt is 52.52 (higher than normal) and bilirubin (indirect) is 1.01(higher than normal). Is there a sign of worry? Couple of months ago, I got vitamin d test done and it came out to be 4.9ng/ml ( e...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Although the two parameters are only slightly abnormal I can fully understand your worries. With a body height of ~188cm and a body weight of ~89kg it is unlikely that a metabolic syndrome with a fatty liver would be the explanation, although sometimes we see these symptoms also in patients wi...  Read Full »

How to treat grade 2 fatty liver with right abdominal pain and elevated LFT?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from grade ll fatty liver with right side abdominal pain. And today's LFT report high parameters are AST-50, ALT- 88, and lactate dehydrogenase - 635. Please advice. I am currently taking Ayurvedic medications. I have also done KFT, CBC, lipid profile, thyroid, and su...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your labs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and yes, it shows raised LFTs (liver function test). It is suggestive of NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), which is basically fats in the liver leading to hepatitis. Do you drink alcohol? Kind...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms and elevated liver enzymes due to liver cirrhosis?

Query: I am a 26 year old male weighing 184 5'7. I have been experiencing weird symptoms over past 3 months. I should mention I am a recovering binge eating addict. I used to eat fast food 2-3 times a day usually meal size after work. Lately I have been eating healthier but have been experiencing weird sym...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Your concerns are quite reasonable but let me tell you some of the facts about this. Your weight is slightly to the higher side. Your BODY Mass Index BMI is 27.2. Ideally it should be less than 25. The BMI is the proportionate of your weight given to your height. So ...  Read Full »

Can a high LDL cholesterol level lead to liver damage?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a blood test yesterday, and it shows that I have the following results: My question is (do I have to worry about my liver function while GPT (ALT) is 52 U/L and LDL cholesterol is 169 mg/dL?). Do I have any liver damage? My fasting blood sugar 83 mg/dl, Hb A1c 5.41 %, creatinine 99...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) of more than 150 shows that you have bad cholesterol in your body. It should ideally be less than 100, but less than 150 is desirable. I think you can consider cutting down fried items and processed food and try a low-fat diet for a month a...  Read Full »

Why does my liver elastogram show a large mass?

Query: Hi doctor, My liver elastogram has revealed a large mass of 19.8 to 10 cm, with increased reflectivity in the liver's right lobe, also confirmed in the CT scan. Though presently do not have any symptoms, but worried about feeling weak and having weight loss. I was diagnosed with fatty liver five ye...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I can completely understand your anxiety and worry. And to be very honest, I cannot tell the next best treatment approach to this liver mass unless we confirm it with the biopsy of the mass and fully understand what we are dealing with. The treatment can then b...  Read Full »

Kindly advise on medication and treatment options for focal fatty sparing.

Query: Hello doctor, I am diagnosed with focal fatty sparing. What is my problem? What medicines should I take and when to followup with the doctor?  Read Full »

Dr. A V Hussain Shihaz

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports that you have uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The report mentions as focal fat sparing. Usually, this is done specifically to identify liver lesions, which have been picked up in ultrasound or uncom...  Read Full »

What does high ALT with heavy alcohol consumption indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the files of my liver and wanted a doctor to review them. I am currently on Losartan 50 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very difficult to comment on your liver status just based on an image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Have they not provided you a report of this scan? For what symptoms were these tests are conducted. Revert with the asked details for bett...  Read Full »

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