Common "Steatosis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Steatosis, also known as fatty liver disease, is a condition characterized by an excessive fat build-up in the liver. In steatosis, the fat content in the liver is around 5 % to 10 % of the total weight of the liver. The symptoms of steatosis include pain in the abdomen, nausea, jaundice, loss of appetite, swelling in the abdomen and legs, weakness, etc. The treatment of steatosis involves avoiding alcohol consumption, eating a proper diet that is low in cholesterol, controlling diabetes, etc.

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Will giving up alcohol treat fatty liver?

Query: Hi doctor, I stopped drinking five weeks back before doing my blood work. I have some derranged values due to chronic alcohol consumption. Do these derranged values suggest fatty liver disease? I am not willing to drink again. My blood reports show AST of 67 U/L, ALT of 99 U/L, alkaline phosphata...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your ferritin, bilirubin, cholesterol, and ALAT (alanine aminotransferase) are high. So you can have a possibility of having a fatty liver disease meaning alcoholic steatosis of the liver. I suggest you do investigations with ultrasonography of the abdomen to check the ...  Read Full »

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