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Nonalcholic Steatohepatitis

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a condition presenting with liver inflammation and damage due to the build-up of fat. It is often caused due to obesity and insulin resistance. It is also caused due to high cholesterol, high triglycerides, polycystic ovarian disease, and an underactive thyroid. The symptoms are fluid accumulation in the abdomen, loss of appetite, nausea, swelling in the legs, and yellowish discoloration of the eyes and skin. In severe cases, it causes scarring of the liver and cirrhosis. It is managed by losing weight and by following a healthy diet. Lowering the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the body too helps a lot.

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How is itchiness treated if I suffer from hyperthyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, My thyroid levels indicate that I have hyperthyroidism and I am so itchy. Itch is my number one complaint. I also have an elevated heart rate, abnormal liver tests, and weight loss. I made an appointment with an endocrinologist. However, I need help now. I am so itchy. Is there a low dos...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, please attach your liver function tests for review.  Read Full »

Can increased cholesterol levels be the reason for my fatty liver?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. My height is 5.6 feet and weighs about 198.4 lbs. I have fatty liver and high cholesterol- 166, and LDL - 223. I wanted to ask is this cholesterol because of fatty liver? And is there any supplement that I can take for the liver?  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the fatty liver and high cholesterol are both different problems. However, both can simultaneously occur at one time and affect each other in different ways. It seems the main problem you have is weight. High cholesterol and fatty liver disease are possibly d...  Read Full »

What does steatohepatitis with perisinusoidal and periorbital fibrosis indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, Please interpret the liver biopsy report shown below. Kindly explain the what stage of fibrosis and confirm whether cirrhosis is present or not. Pathological diagnosis, on Liver parenchyma biopsy, Steatohepatitis with perisinusoidal and periportal fibrosis was shown. Note: The biopsy s...  Read Full »

Dr. Ujjawalkanti Ray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The most common cause of periportal and perisinusoidal fibrosis with chronic inflammatory cell infiltration is due to steatohepatitis in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. However, chances are very high in alcoholics. Periportal fibrosis can occur due to Schistosoma ...  Read Full »

What is wrong in my annual health checkup report?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old male. Recently, I have gone for an annual health checkup. Following are the areas which are highlighted as abnormal for which I seek consultation in evaluating it better. I would like to find the root cause for the same along with medication or lifestyle changes, if any...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In addressing eosinophilia, it is crucial to identify and eliminate any allergies or worms if symptoms such as an itchy nose, sneezing, wheezing, breathing issues, rash, or abdominal pain are present. For low Vitamin D, a recommendation of 1250 mcg of vitamin D once a...  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 lost...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The fatty liver disease is also known as NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), which may progress to NAFLD that is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. However, the critical concern lies in determining whether fibrosis or cirrhosis is developing and whether the condition ...  Read Full »

Please help me interpret my reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old female. I am bulimic for the past nine years and also suffering from anxiety and depression for the past five years. I like to drink alcohol a lot. I recently had a checkup and I have attached my test reports for your reference. I am just taking Vitamin supplements....  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Looking into your laboratory reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you are having hepatitis. It could be alcohol induced. It could also be viral hepatitis versus fatty liver disease (NASH - nonalcoholic steatohepatitis). The ultrasound...  Read Full »

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