Fatty Liver

About "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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Fatty Liver - Symptoms, Grades, and Diagnosis

Article Overview: The liver is the largest gland in the body. Its primary function is to process the food and drinks we consume. and filter out the harmful substances. In this article, read about the various grades of fatty changes that can take place in the liver and how they can be effectively managed. Read Article »


Dr. Vasantha K S

Medical Gastroenterologist

The liver is the largest gland in the body. Its primary function is to process the food and drinks we consume and filter out the harmful substances. A certain amount of fat is normal if present in the liver. But due to various factors, excess fat can start accumulating in the liver. Initially, there ... Read Article »

Is my belly swollen due to fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a CT scan done. The report shows that I have an enlarged fatty liver measuring about 22.6 cm at the right midclavicular line. Is this considered a grossly enlarged liver? I have been a heavy drinker all my life. I have read that anything over 16 cm is enlarged. In my case, it is...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fatty liver is a very common condition in the general population, especially who are heavy drinkers. It is due to the excessive deposition of fat in the liver. It is considered as the first stage of alcoholic liver disease. Usually, the symptoms include heav...  Read Full »

I had fatty liver.Do I have chances of developing cirrhosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I had fatty liver (due to being overweight: BMI - 28.1) 3 years ago. I do not consume alcohol. At that time the enzymes were 3-4 times elevated and had signs of fat in liver. Then I lost weight and my liver enzyme levels improved. In this last one year all my liver enzymes are normal. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and attachments in detail. (attachments removed to protect patient identity) Please find my observations below. Having gone through your reports in detail, cirrhosis is unlikely as your most recent ultrasound done on 1st December 2014 sho...  Read Full »

Is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease life-threatening?

Query: Hello doctor, Hemoglobin: 14.3, platelets: 174000, SGOT: 38.9, SGPT: 65.0 and vitamin D: 23.6. All other reports are normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This does not require any special treatment. I suggest you avoid painkillers, alcohol, and reduce weight if you are obese. I would also recommend you testing for hepatitis B and C. I hope it helps...  Read Full »

Will taking Heptagon cure fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering with fatty liver grade 2. My age is 28 years and weight is 72 kg. I am taking a medicine called Heptagon for the last two months which was given by my local doctor. I just want to know how much day it will take to cure my disease? And also any advice for me for fast re...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fatty liver cannot be treated by medications alone. You are taking Multivitamin tablet according to history. Kindly post photo of your medication to check its content. For fatty liver, Udiliv 300 mg daily can be useful. I suggest you take low fat diet and regular...  Read Full »

How can I recover from fatty liver?

Query: Hi doctor, I had diarrhea for about 20 days. After I got recovered, my doctor advised me to do an MRI of the abdomen. These were the results shown. There was a mild signal drop noted in the liver on the T2 fat sequence suggesting a fatty infiltration. My pancreatic head and uncinate appeared norma...  Read Full »


Dr. Datta Ram Udayagiri

Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a fatty liver on MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). It is very common. Please say about the habits you have. Please mention your medical history. Please tell about your BMI (body mass index). Fatty liver can lead to liver damage and cirrhosis after a long period. ...  Read Full »

How can we treat fatty liver?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fatty liver for a year. I gained a lot of weight. After regular exercises, walking, and maintaining my diet, I am unable to lose weight. Can I take Lycopodium along with Calcera carbonica? And I also have a lot of dandruff problems. I am taking Himalaya liv 52 ds.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fatty liver is due to obesity. You have to check your blood pressure and sugar levels as well. Check serum cholesterol, serum triglyceride. Regular active one hour exercise is needed for you and a strict diet restriction has to be followed. Fatty foods should be ...  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

Medical Gastroenterologist

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 »

What does grade-1 fatty liver mean?

Query: Hello doctor, All my reports are normal except one. They told me that I have a grade-1 fatty liver. What does this mean?  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The liver functions as a filtering system of the intestines. The blood that leaves the stomach first needs to pass through the liver before it exits from the intestines. The liver also secretes bile, a fluid that is required to break down fats during the diges...  Read Full »

I have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Is light beer bad for my liver?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease last year. My liver enzymes are very high. I used to drink champagne, wine, and other hard liquor, a few times a week. But now, I switched to light beer. Is it bad for my liver?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Excessive alcohol, that is, more than 12 g a day, is certainly dangerous and should be strictly avoided. Regarding mild to moderate consumption, data is inadequate at this moment. But, recommendations are to strictly avoid all alcohol consumption because it can damage...  Read Full »

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