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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Is there any medication to improve grade 1 fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from piles. So I recently done the whole abdomen ultrasound and got to know fatty liver grade I. I want to know is it life-threatening? Or is there any medication to improve and come back to a normal healthy liver? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fatty liver is not a life-threatening condition, but in some cases, it may gradually progress to chronic liver disease. So it needs some attention. Now treatment depends whether you also have any liver damage due to fatty liver. So you should undergo liver function ...  Read Full »

What medicines can be taken for grade 3 fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother's reports are as follows: She has a grade 3 fatty liver. SGPT and SGOT are also not normal. What should we do now? I need suggestions on what to eat and drink.  Read Full »


Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother is diagnosed with a grade 3 fatty liver and deranged liver enzymes. The first thing is to know the cause of her fatty liver. Viral markers like HBsAg and anti-HCV antibodies must be done. Lipid profile, thyroid profile, and random blood sugar should b...  Read Full »

Last week I went for a regular checkup and an ultrasound. Reports suggested I have fatty liver. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Last week I went for a regular checkup and an ultrasound. Reports suggested I have fatty liver. My symptoms include: Uncomfortable feeling on the right side of the abdomen. Loose stools for two months and I go to washroom three times a day. Please suggest a treatment. Do I need to worry...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaiza Hashmi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Fatty liver is a condition in which large vacuoles containing fat accumulate in the liver. It remains asymptomatic most of the time and present as a result of an investigation. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fat embolism...  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 Peruvemba Hariharan

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 milk and mi...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Glycomet SR 500 mg?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in the initial stage of diabetes. I have been diagnosed before a year only. I walk 7 km a day and five days a week. Still, my present medication does not maintain my glucose levels. My average fasting blood sugar level is 140. I am currently on Glycomet 250 and I am wondering if I sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From your blood glucose levels, it is clear that the medication you are taking is not sufficient to control your blood glucose. You have not mentioned if you are taking Glycomet 250 once or twice a day. If you are taking Glycomet 25...  Read Full »

Can you help interpret my dad's liver function test results?

Query: Hello doctor,My 57-year-old father had an LFT recently. I wanted help in interpreting his results.  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, I can help interpret the LFT (liver function test) results. You can upload the report so that I can suggest accordingly. Thank you.   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 »

Can Metformin help me in losing weight?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 37 years old. I have gained a lot of weight of late and my weight is 101 kg at 5 feet and 7 inches. I got all the tests done and I have a fatty liver and am pre-diabetic. Can I take Metformin for weight loss and diabetes? Can it help me in reducing the fatty liver? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you are worried about your weight gain and being prediabetic. Remember, Metformin is a prescription drug, and it is your physician who can decide if it is needed for you or not. Metformin can be prescribed to prevent diabetes (type II diabetes onset) if pr...  Read Full »

What is the reason for change in liver function tests? Taking Concor 5 mg for High BP.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. I have recently checked my blood test and my liver function test shows 1.6 total bilirubin, 0.6 direct bilirubin and 0.9 indirect bilirubin. What might be the problem? I have high blood pressure and fatty liver. My current medication includes Covance 25 mg, Conco...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering your indirect bilirubin being high (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is generally a sign of hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells). Did you have a recent fever? You also have fatty liver, which may also cause this. I would suggest you ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male with a weight of 184 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. I am experiencing some weird symptoms for the past three months. I am a recovering binge eating addict. I use to eat fast food two to three times a day usually with meal size after work. Late...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your weight is slightly higher. Your body mass index is 27.2. Ideally, it should be less than 25. BMI is proportionate of your weight according to your height. So, you have a possibility of having fatty liver disease due to deranged liver function tests. Your FIB-4 (fib...  Read Full »

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