Fatty liver is a disorder of the liver caused due to storage of excess fat in the liver. Obesity, type 2 diabetes, alcohol intake, metabolic disorder, certain medications, etc., are the cause of fatty liver. Mild fatty liver is a reversible condition. This can be done by lifestyle modifications.
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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. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai
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 proce... Read Full »
My daughter's recent ultrasound reports are causing me to worry. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor,My daughter, 26 years old, has had abdominal pain and is prone to constipation for several years. She recently had an ultrasound which showed hyperechoic results in her liver, possibly due to a hepatitis process. She never drinks alcohol, does not eat gluten, wheat or sugar. Of course, ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A hyperechoic lesion in the liver can be due to many causes, both benign and malignant. The most common cause is a hepatic hemangioma, a benign lesion which is present in about 4 % of the population. Other causes could be hepatic adenoma (seen in some women on o... Read Full »
Does taking pain killers alter the liver function test results?
Query: Hello doctor,These are the reports of my kidney function test and liver function test. I was on antibiotics Amoxicillin and Ibugesic plus when having this test. Is this report abnormal? Is there something seriously wrong with these reports? I am worried. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) do not have anything to panic about. You have a slight liver dysfunction that could be due to your coexisting viral infection. Your uric acid is high, and calcium is low. But your kidney functions are no... Read Full »
Why do my blood reports show an elevated SGOT, SGPT, and low vitamin D and phosphorous levels?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 years old male. My BP is 130/85. I am taking Calaptin SR 120 mg twice a day for idiopathic RVOT, NSVT which has been controlled by RF ablation procedure and under this continuous medication to control further ectopic beats. Under the continuous care of my cardiologist, this s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and the investigations you have posted (attachment removed tp protect the patients identity). You have deranged fasting blood glucose which is 102 mg/dl which is in the pre-diabetic range. Your vitamin D level is very low. You will need a rep... Read Full »
Can you interpret the test results of my annual health check-up?
Query: Hello doctor, As part of a corporate health check up, I had undergone liver function test, USG abdomen with pelvis and lipid profile. The impression in the USG was mild hepatomegaly with grade-II fatty changes. I have attached the reports. In LFT the total bilirubin was 1.41, direct bilirubin 0.43,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) show that you have fatty liver with deranged LFT (liver function test). Do u drink alcohol? What is ur body weight and height? You need the following tests to be done: HBsAg Anti-HCV You can discuss with yo... Read Full »
Is hepatocellular disease a general term for liver damage?
Query: Hi doctor, I received the following results from an ultrsound: Diffusely increased echogenicity of the liver consistent with chronic hepatocellular disease. The presence of focal sparing in the gallbladder fossa indicates that this is at least in part related to fatty infiltration. When I searched ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Still, it is not confirmed that it is cancerous or not, so do not worry. Yeah, there are changes in liver tissue which can be suspected as liver cirrhosis or fatty liver disease. And to specifically say about it, yo... Read Full »
Can a slight pain on the right side of the belly be due to fatty liver?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male who is 5.7 feet tall and weighs 78 kg. This week I have done my routine blood test were in a few places; there were ups and downs. I have attached my laboratory reports. Currently, I am taking Apxenta 10 for mild psoriasis once a day for the past seven months. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are mild derangements in your reports. The vitamin B1 and vitamin D are low, mild derangements in lipid profile. There is slightly more ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase), which is probably related to the fatty liver due to being overweight. So it would help if yo... Read Full »
Does an increase in echotexture in a US scan indicate fatty liver disease?
Query: Hi doctor,I had a US scan. It shows increased echotexture, which measures about 18 cm. What does it mean, do I need to worry about it? I have done a laboratory test for urine albumin levels, which is also increased. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I think there is no point to get worried, but you should need to take precautions from now onwards to improve this. Fatty liver disease is secondary to overall body fat. Your weight is a problem. You have to reduce it at all costs. And I also see you have high ... 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 »
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 »
What are the tests to undertake in case of mild fatty liver?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife is under Ayurveda medicine for a hip labrum tear. She had an ultrasound done as a part of some checkup. The finding is mild fatty liver. I am planning for additional blood tests. Could you please recommend the needed tests. She is nonalcoholic. Also, let me know if this is som... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. A mild fatty liver is a common finding and generally does not warrant any further investigations because it will improve with a high-fiber diet, fresh fruits and regular exercise such as brisk walking for 40 minutes five days a week. If you wa... Read Full »