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?”