Have itching, breathlessness, dark urine and loose motions. Liver test done. Recommendations? - Online Doctor Chats
For the past 8 months my alchohol consumtion has been on the rise.
For these reasons I did a Liver Function Test today morning on 12 hour empty stomach and 36 hours before consuming alchohol (I also sprayed 2 counts of Aerocort before leaving for the test)
Sorry to hear that
Can you take a look at the attached Test result and suggest me changes in my dient and lifestyle?
can you mail the report to me?
sure - your email address please?
with my name in the subject line
Sure...doing it now. Please give me a minute
I shall wait
I have sent it now
Give me a moment while I check for it
I have got your mail
Let me quickly go through the reports
It would be wise for you to stop alcohol intake hence on
There is mild elevation in Bilirubin
This needs to be controlled as well
SGPT is hih
You will have to quit alcohol cold
Got it. Does it also include beer intake regularly
You must abstain from beer as well
After 6 months, repeat the test
and later on you can have red wine occasionally
ok. will do so. Do you also see any chances of these being high due to my usage of aerocort?
Not at all
ok fine. So I can continue to have it when I suffer from breathlessness
Yes, you can continue it
ok thanks Doc. Do you also suggest any dietary changes for me?
Avoid high fatty foods
Go for more of vegetable salads and fruits
Drink Tender coconut water
May I know your age?
Do you have other pre-existing medical illnesses ?
Only Asthma, but nothing else
Eat less of meat
Nothing more is required
ok thanks doc. Do you see any chances of me to drink beer occassionaly after my liver health improves?
Not at least for next one year, I am sorry on that
Thank you too
Is that all for now?
Yes Doc. You have been extremely helpful
I'll follow your decisions very very well
All the best and wish you good health
Thanks to you and will do Doc
Bye for now
Hi Dr. Shanthi
Dr. Shanthi here
We spoke sometime back and forgot to ask you something - I am sorry for this
Please proceed with your query
Recently after the symptoms seen for my liver problem, I started to take Amway Nutrilite Milk Thistle tablets
NUTRILITEÂ® Milk Thistle and Dandelion - 60 Count (2 tablets each day)
Should I stop this or continue?
I am sorry these tablets have not been studied medically
There is no evidence based medicine that suggests to use these mediciens
It is as well better to stop using them
ok got it.
And...Will my liver come back to shape?
or is it once damaged it cannot come back to normal?
It is still under the process of complete recovery
I mean to say it is in the initial stages
It is good for you
complete function can be regained once you follow these measures
Ok thanks. I am feeling better now :)
Thanks again and best wishes to you too
Thank you too
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