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Liver abscess, Query about liver - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor.
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query.
User :   Doctor i had under gone a liver abses treatment in january.
Doctor :   ok
User :   i just want to know how do i keep my liver healthy.
Doctor :   was any recent repeat ultrasound scan done?
User :   no
Doctor :   when was the last liver function tests done?
User :   january.
User :   i mean when i was admitted, that was the time the doctor did it. After that i havent done one.
Doctor :   ok. then I would suggest you to get a liver function test and a repeat ultrasound done to see the current status now since 6 months have past.
Doctor :   now coming to your query for keeping liver healthy
User :   ok .. yes
Doctor :   it can be done by eating right and taking liver supplements like Livogen
Doctor :   1) avoid taking high protien and high fat diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   stick to having green leafy vegetables and fruits 3 servings each per day
User :   ok
Doctor :   2) if you take non-vegetarian food, taking mutton liver atleast 2 times a month will be fine
Doctor :   3) go ahead with taking beans, rajma, soya about once in 10-15 days
User :   ok .... eating non-veg on a alternate day .... i mean is it good.
Doctor :   4) have rice a little less and continuing with red rice, ragi, whole wheat items is good
Doctor :   taking non -veg so frequently for your liver condition may not be good, reduce to 2 - 3 times a week
User :   i have started avoiding rice.... i have chapattis daily ... I hope that is fine.
Doctor :   stick more to fish and liver
User :   ok ...
Doctor :   yes, chapatis are fine, but do not totally avoid rice, you will loose on few essential minerals
Doctor :   have rice atleast two times a week
User :   okk ..
Doctor :   are you on any medications at present?
User :   no..
Doctor :   ok, then after you get done with your tests as suggested above, request your doctor to prescribe the liver tonic or the Livogen tablets
User :   ok ...
User :   also doctor i need to loose a little weight.
Doctor :   ok. please provide your age, height, weight, waist cicumferance.
User :   age ..28/ height 5.8 / Weight 80 kgs and waist is 34
Doctor :   ok as per the details provided, your BMI (body mass index is 26.8

Doctor :   and it suggests that you are overweight.
Doctor :   you weight should not cross 70 kgs as per your height.
User :   ohh ok.
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   so you will need to loose about 10 kgs of weight
User :   ohh ok..
Doctor :   get it done in a slow and sustained way to avoid rebound weight gain which is even more difficult to loose
User :   ya i know.
Doctor :   aim at loosing about 3-4 kgs per month i.e, 0.5-1.0 kg per week
User :   ok
Doctor :   this you can achieve by going on with a diet consisting of more veg and fruits and avoiding non-veg as much as possible
User :   ok ...
Doctor :   incluse 3 servings of veg with 1 green leafy vegetable per day and 3 fruit servings per day
Doctor :   avoid taking mango, papaya, chiku
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   yes doctor ... and thanks for the assistance.
User :   thanks doctor.
User :   really appreciated.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   Bye and have a nice day ...
Doctor :   wish you the same.
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