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 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Kindly advise the next course of action by going through my wife's reports.

Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding my wife, who is 34 years old. She has a gynecological problem of heavy menstrual bleeding, which will last for 7 to 8 days. She has this issue for quite some time. Though we have consulted our doctor, nothing could be concluded. She even used to take Pause 500. But, thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the history and details that suggest excessive bleeding or menorrhagia and frequent bleeding or polymenorrhea (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, frequent and excessive bleeding will lead to loss of blood, depletion of stores and ...  Read Full »

My AST and ALT levels are not elevated after alcohol consumption. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an abdominal ultrasound and consulted two gastroenterologists. One doctor told me that I have a fatty liver and another doctor told me that I do not have a fatty liver. Can you please tell me whether I have a fatty liver or not? I usually drink three glasses of wine each week and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), are both spectra of fat-related liver disease. As the name implies, it is nonalcoholic which means that it i...  Read Full »

Does my LFT report reveal that I suffer from jaundice?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a fatty liver as per my USG. I am non-addicted. Today, I have my LFT, hepatitis B, and C tests are done. I am very much worried after seeing my LFT report. Is it serious? Am I suffering from jaundice? I am currently on Livoriv B.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is grade I fatty liver disease, and in the scenario of a non-alcoholic behavior (as you described), this seems to be non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Yes, you have high liver en...  Read Full »

I have increased ALT, AST and GGT. What does it indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male. Recently I went through LFT tests. It was found that I have increased ALT 147, AST 59 and GGT 80. What I have to do now? I am non-alcoholic. Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query on icliniq.com. Increased ALT (alanine transaminase), AST (aspartate aminotransferase) and GGT (gamma-glutamyl transferase) indicates liver injury or gallbladder injury. I would suggest you to carry out ultrasound examination of abdomen to rule ou...  Read Full »

What does asymptomatic elevation of ALT mean?

Query: Hello doctor, My previous lab report showed ALT mildly elevated at 60, and I repeated in July, which showed ALT mildly elevated at 62. AST normal (28), alkaline phosphatase normal (77), total bilirubin normal (0.6). No known symptoms, normal BMI. What can be the cause?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, first of all I need to know what was the reference level of the lab where this test perfomed. Because asymptomatic ALT (alanine transaminase) just above limit of the normal can completely be ignored and does not have a cause. Some medications like Tylenol, exc...  Read Full »

What does it mean if SGPT is high?

Query: Hello doctor, My SGPT test result is 49. Is it dangerous for the liver?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, you did not share your body weight? Do you feel any symptoms like fatigue, weakness, or loss of energy? This information is important because only SGPT which is just nearly one and a half times raised cannot tell a diagnosis on its own. To answer your concern tha...  Read Full »

Kindly help me interpret my liver USG report.

Query: Hello doctor, Four months before, I was diagnosed with fatty liver, slightly elevated fasting sugar and the level of total cholesterol. My current medications are tablet Viboliv 500 daily two times in a restricted diet and Nexpro RD. I had consumed spicy foods rarely. In the last four months, I l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fatty liver disease is also known as NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), which may progress to NAFLD that is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The real issue here is to know if you are developing fibrosis or cirrhosis from it. And that is whether you are compens...  Read Full »

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