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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I have fatty liver due to alcohol use. How do I reduce my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,I have fatty liver due to alcohol use because of stress and anxiety. I have right and left-side stomach pain, which wakes me up at night. I frequently have flatulence, nausea, and vertigo even while going for a walk. I am also on anti-depressants like tablet Benzocaine. Finally, my triglyc...  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first step to recovery will be undertaking a holistic weight reduction program of body weight. This should include diet planning (with a dietitian for low calorie, high nutrition diet), physical activity (at least 20 minutes of brisk walking daily either on a treadmil...  Read Full »

I want to know whether my liver is in bad condition.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male. My body weight is 64.5 kg and height is 5'3". My USG report shows that the liver is mildly enlarged in size (liver span is 123 mm), but has normal shape and outline. There is a mild diffuse homogenous increase of hepatic parenchymal echogenicity suggesting mild f...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The liver is a workhouse for metabolism of protein and fat (lipids). When there is an excess of lipid in your blood than the capacity to metabolize by the liver, the excessive lipids start to accumulate in hepatic cells known as fatty liver. This is an ongoing proc...  Read Full »

My ultrasound abdomen shows fatty liver grade 1. Is it harmful?

Query: Hello doctor,My age is 30 years. Height is 5.6 and weight is 73 kg. Recently, I underwent with ultrasound abdomen. In that, the result came as fatty liver grade 1. Is this any harmful and I do not have a habit of alcohol drinking. What should I do? Can this be reversible? What is the diet that I sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, fatty liver can be harmful because it causes non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis in case of a long-standing fatty liver with a contribution of various other factors. It can be reversed by loosening of the weight. Dietary modification with exercise is the ma...  Read Full »

I have pain and a pricking sensation in the abdomen. What can the reason be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had pain in the left side of my abdomen since last seven days. Sometimes, I have a pricking sensation. I have got an ultrasound report done that says I have a fatty liver. I have been on medications but it is not helping me. Please suggest something on this.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and understand your concern. I have seen the report that you have shared (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Fatty liver causes stretching of liver and thus causes pain. I suggest you take the following medi...  Read Full »

Why do I have sharp pain in my upper right side near my rib?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 17-year-old male. Over the past two weeks, I have had a sharp pain in my upper right side near my rib which has gotten worse over time. I am currently taking tablet Tylenol. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If your age and weight mentioned in the query are correct, I would say you are suffering from fatty liver. This fatty liver causes stretching of the liver and results in this kind of pain. I would suggest you take the following medications f...  Read Full »

Does my blood reports and symptoms of hip and abdominal pain indicate anything serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing symptoms like nausea and vomiting over the past year, and it has been progressively getting more frequent. I have had persistent, sometimes debilitating, pain in my hip area for the last few months. X-ray and scans so far have revealed nothing. I am often very fat...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Following is my opinion for your reports and asked questions- 1. IgA and protein values are increased, but electrophoresis is normal. So, some form of inflammation might be responsible for elevation that increased prot...  Read Full »

My son has had a dry cough for the last three weeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 8 years old. He has dry cough from last three weeks. The doctor prescribed him one week of Erythromycin, followed by one week of Azithromycin. But he still has no relief. The cough increases in the early morning at about 3 AM. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is no fever or nasal discharge, then he might be asthmatic. In which case, he will need a bronchodilator and inhaled anti-inflammatory agents.The type of medicine depends on the frequency and severity of the cough, as well as episodes of night cough. His weigh...  Read Full »

Will losing weight help in reducing pain caused by gallstone and fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old male. Seven months ago, I woke up suddenly in the middle of the night as I had difficulty breathing and felt like I could not move. It lasted for around five seconds; then, I went back to sleep. Since then, I have been having pain and discomfort in my abdomen's middle...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha. P. H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your abdomen pain does not have any relation with your chest discomfort and gallstones. The pain you have is most probably because of gastritis. I suggest you take a blank diet for a week snd avoid fatty and spicy foods. Kindly see if you are not tolerating m...  Read Full »

Please interpret my LFT report.

Query: Hi doctor, I do not eat spicy food, but I have acidity. I have slight pain in the bones of foot. I am on blood pressure medication since five years. In my LFT there is a slight increase in SGOT which is 45.9 U/L and SGPT 77.4 U/L. I have attached my entire blood report for your reference. Please ad...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your SGPT (serum glutamate-pyruvate transaminase) is mildly raised. It is not a very serious problem. It is probably due to the fatty liver, which can be confirmed on ultrasound. It could also be due to the medication you are on. Avoid fatty and spicy foods, smo...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the blood report and give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, From the past few weeks, I have had severe pain and inflammation in both the legs, from my knees to the foot. I limp while walking, and have no injuries or accident. Also, I feel very lazy, weak, and sometimes feel feverish in the evenings. My concentration at work is also going down. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is nothing serious, no need to worry. The central problem associated with you is obesity. Obesity has lead to excess fat deposition in the liver, leading to mild elevation of AST (aspartat...  Read Full »

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