Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, also called NAFLD, is a term used for various liver diseases affecting individuals who consume no to little alcohol. It usually does not result in any symptoms, but it can result in tiredness, upper right abdominal pain, splenomegaly, and jaundice. Obesity, high blood sugar levels, high triglycerides, and insulin resistance are believed to be the risk factors.

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Can a low carbohydrate diet, high-fat diet, and intermediate fasting make my glucose and lipid levels normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54 year old male, and I do not smoke or drink. I am prediabetic and overweight from the past five years. I have started LCHF (low carb high fat) and IF (intermediate fasting) diet for seven weeks. This has given very good results, I was 100 kg, and now I weigh 90 kg. And my blo...  Read Full »

Dr. Deep Dutta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to LCHF diet is a good short-term option for weight loss. But it is not a good option for long-term weight loss. Prolonged use of this diet is associated with increased risk of hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver disease, which limits their long-term use. Based on your m...  Read Full »

I have non-alcoholic fatty liver, hyperacidity, and am overweight. Can you please help me?

Query: Hi doctor, My SGOT level is 150, and I have non-alcoholic fatty liver, hyperacidity, and am overweight. In addition, my left side knee is painful. I have only taken Himalaya banana tablets previously. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Do not worry. 1. Avoid oily, spicy, and non-vegetarian foods for a few months. 2. Take more salads and fruits. 3. Take Aloe Vera juice on an empty stomach for three months in the morning. 4. Take syrup Aimil Amlycure D.S. 10 ml twice a d...  Read Full »

I have grade 2 fatty liver. Can I reduce my SGPT levels to normal in just 10 days?

Query: Hello, I have a grade 2 fatty liver as per my abdominal ultrasound test conducted. Currently, I take Liv.52 tablets daily. Last week I visited a medical center to obtain a medical certificate for a medical visit to another country. But they refused to provide a medical certificate as my SGPT level i...  Read Full »

Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Half the world has a fatty liver. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is as common as high blood pressure. It is not good but not dangerous as long as you do not have signs of inflammation or non-alcoholic steatoh...  Read Full »

Is my excessive salivation due to non-alcoholic fatty liver?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from excessive saliva in my mouth, and I consulted with a medicine doctor last month and was diagnosed with NAFLD grade 1. He prescribed to take tablet ORNI 500. I also take tablet Montek lc for allergic rhinitis when required. Initially, I felt better after taking medicine...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your health problem. Possible causes for excessive salivation are acid reflux or mouth ulcers or poor teeth alignment, postnasal drip seen in allergic rhinitis, anxiety or psychotic conditions, or tonsillitis. I suggest using the following. 1) Capsule ...  Read Full »

Why is my ALT level elevated with liver enlargement?

Query: Hello doctor, I had elevated ALT levels between 50-130 for the past one and half years with slight enlargement. Recently, I have elevated AST levels. There is no hepatitis or inflammatory diseases, alcohol, drug use, or fatty liver, or Addison's. Liver biopsy showed inflammation, but a resolving p...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You should not wait. There is some cause that is creating an issue for the liver. It is continuously damaging your liver. Cause of hepatitis in your case could be drug-induced liver injury (DILI). All these three medications are reported to cause liver injury; though th...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 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 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 »

My attached report shows mild non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male, and I weigh 84 kg. I have a history of asthma, for which I use Salbutamol. I also have eczema and alopecia, for which I use topical Hydrocortisone and Finasteride 1 mg respectively. I do not smoke or drink. My last routine investigation, which I did last year,...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and saw your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you do have a very high cholesterol and high LDL levels, which indicate that you have dyslipidemia. Your ultrasound also shows non-alcoholic fatty liver dise...  Read Full »

Does non-alcoholic steatohepatitis run in families?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female with a height of 5'7" feet and weigh 149 pounds. Routine medical check-up found elevated bilirubin of 1.6 mg/dL. AST 23 U/L and ALT 19 U/L. Repeat laboratory tests a week later show bilirubin of 1.4 mg/dL, AST 23 U/L, ALT 19 U/L. Doctor ordered an ultrasound....  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I think it is more likely to be Gilbert Syndrome. It is a benign condition and does not require any treatment. However, to come to the diagnosis, I need to know the complete liver function test and the blood tests. If your indirect fraction is high, then it is Gilbert ...  Read Full »

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