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Liver Damage

The liver helps in digestion, rids the body of toxins, and produces cholesterol. Sometimes, liver diseases can be congenital (from birth) or get damaged due to infections, obesity, and excessive alcohol consumption. Damage to the liver can lead to scarring or liver cirrhosis and liver failure, a potentially fatal condition.

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Could stage 4 fibrosis indicate a serious liver disease?

Query: Hi doctor, Please explain these results. I have a median ARFI of 2.17 m/sec, IQR of 0.28, and IQR median of 0.13, and METAVIR at stage 4.   Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is basically a fibroscan result of a liver and it measures the severity of stiffness in the liver caused by a particular disease. The result shows F4 fibrosis and it is an advanced stage of stiffness. If it is not controlled properly, then it will lead to cirrhosis a...  Read Full »

How to know whether hepatitis B is acute or chronic?

Query: Hello doctor, My younger brother is 27 years old. He is diagnosed with hepatitis B. Hepatitis delta antibody is non-reactive and quantity of HBV DNA is 7000 IU/ml. We have done the following tests for him. 1. ALT (SGPT) =50. 2. Total bilirubin ( 1.90). 3. Direct bilirubin (0.41) is not nor...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like your brother has chronic hepatitis B, which is in inactive carrier state. I will like to see his USG (ultrasound) and platelet count. I do not think that there is anything serious in it, and he also does not need any treatment for it at the moment. As ...  Read Full »

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