Fatty Liver is a very common diagnosis. Most individuals are detected to have fatty liver on an Ultrasound scan of the abdomen done for some other medical reason. Some people have mild abnormalities on their blood tests related to the liver. When patients seek opinion from a doctor, they are told that fatty liver is an extremely common problem and is usually related to excess alcohol use, excess intake of fatty foods, lack of exercise and being overweight.
Patients are generally reassured that the most important step towards managing and treating the condition is cutting down on fats and exercising to lose weight. The concern here is that, fatty liver is often disregarded since the condition does not cause any physical problems. However, an individual with fatty liver must be well informed about the condition, causes of developing the condition, its risks and health consequences, treatment and prevention options etc. Above all one questions that arises in the minds of those with the condition is ‘who is the right Doctor to meet in this regard?’ Continue reading “Fatty Liver – Who should worry?”
A stroke is caused by the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because of a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot. This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue.More than 6 million people die because of stroke each year.Worldwide, cerebrovascular accidents (stroke) are the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability. Continue reading “Stroke and Its Prevention”