Nafld

Fatty liver disease in the absence of alcohol use is known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Causative factors remain obesity, type 1 diabetes, old age, high blood pressure, and cholesterol. Two subtypes of this disease are non-alcoholic fatty liver and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Usually, patients get it diagnosed during a routine blood test. Liver biopsy can rule out the cause in severe conditions. Treatment modality is through lifestyle changes like weight loss, diet changes, and exercise.

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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 »

Can frequent bowel issues and low Hb be signs of bowel cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male. My height is 5 feet and 7 inches, and I weigh about 87 kg. For the past 4 to 5 years, I am suffering from indigestion. This got more serious in the recent years. It used to occur three to four times every week, especially after lunch. I sought medical help an...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, you are most likely having NAFLD (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease). It is caused by an increased fat and carbohydrate intake leading to a fatty liver. Over a long time, like 20 years, it can lead to liver failure and cancer of the liver. You al...  Read Full »

What causes a rise in liver enzymes?

Query: Hello doctor, Today I took blood test and found out that triglycerides, aspartate transaminase and alanine aminotransferase are high. One week back, I had taken Liv.52 DS, triphala and bael. Shall I continue them? Or should take any other medicine? I have attached my medical reports. Kindly check th...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity), your triglyceride levels are absolutely normal. Yes, your liver enzymes are raised which requires evaluation of the cause. Most common causes of such liver derangements are alcohol, ...  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

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 »

What can cause RUQ pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from NAFLD for the last six months. Now, I am having RUQ heaviness, back pain and flatulence for the last three months. I had several tests and I have given the details below with the findings. USG of whole abdomen - hepatomegaly with fatty liver, fibroscan - 3.2 kPa me...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the detailed history. Your abdominal pain appears to be either coming from your stomach (gastritis and esophagitis) or from the hiatus hernia or gall bladder stones or dysfunction. Do you have any relation of your symptoms with food, like certain foods (f...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to avoid both saturated and unsaturated fats in NAFLD patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is suffering from NAFLD. Is she supposed to avoid both saturated fats and unsaturated fats? Can she eat nuts like cashew and groundnut?  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dear, she may take unsaturated fats like omega-3 fatty acids or fish oils or cod liver oil, etc. Avoid spicy food and saturated fats. Vitamin E and Vitamin C are useful to reduce fat in the liver. Use tablet Pantoprazole before breakfast for one week in case of acidi...  Read Full »

How to recover fast from NAFLD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I have been suffering from NAFLD for the past five months. Now, I am having RUQ heaviness, back pain, flatulence and tiredness for the last two months. I had several tests and I am giving the details with the findings. USG of whole abdomen - hepatomegaly with fatty li...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. People who suffer from NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) have such kind of right upper quadrant pains, which are dragging in nature and are off and on. Your reports are pretty well in the acceptable range and do not require any special med...  Read Full »

My 13 year old has grade-1 fatty liver. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 13 years old. He has grade-1 fatty liver. SGPT 149 and SGOT 70. His cholesterol is also high at 230 and triglyceride is 200. LDL 140. Blood pressure around 150/87 but varies a lot and comes down to 125/80. Pulse is always above 90. His height is good around 5 feet 7 inches a...  Read Full »


Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All of these symptoms are suggesting metabolic-X syndrome. In the long run, if not controlled then there is a high risk of developing complications, like diabetes and heart problems. The best suggestion I can give is to see a good endocrinologist and follow up with him,...  Read Full »

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