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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello, is that dr....
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   k
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   doctor AAAAAAA i was diagnised with mild infiltration fatty liver last year in sep
Doctor :   ok. have you been on medications?
User :   the reason was very well known to be alcoholic consumption very frequently
User :   mostly beer
Doctor :   were the tests repeated anytime recently?
User :   september was d last
User :   d test was done as my sgpt n sgot were high
Doctor :   ok
User :   doc i hav had a drinking problem since 3 yrs nw
User :   as i said mostly beer
User :   which hs also resulted in obesity nw....
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, height , weight, details of past medical ilness
Doctor :   the various causes for fatty infiltration of liver
Doctor :   like alcohol consumption, obesity, starvation, diabetes mellitus, corticosteroids use, poisons like carbon tetrachloride and yellow phosphorus, Cushing's syndrome, and high cholesterol
User :   age 25, male, 5 ft 8 ", 110 kilos.
User :   in 2006 july i experienced venus thrombosis
Doctor :   the changes being mild can be reversed over time with a well balanced diet and avoiding or treating the underlying reason
User :   was injected 7 shots of inoxprin n then was on warfarin n then ecosprin and dospin for sometime
Doctor :   having moderate exercise daily and, drinking plenty of water also helps
Doctor :   ok
User :   i used to be very careful abt my body
User :   but lotta restrictions came over after the thrombosis moreover some personal probs put me into drinking
User :   m into the navy by the way
Doctor :   ok
User :   EXcept for the one year of sailing that i hav done in between, totally outta the last 4 yrs i hav benn drinkin almost for 3 yrs
Doctor :   the reason for your having fatty infiltration could be alcohol and obesity
User :   in dec 2008 the first time during my medical check up i was told to have a fatty liver
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes my obesity is coz of alcohol , so thas d prime reason
User :   then the last check was in sep as i said which said it was mild infiltration
User :   nw its almost more than 7 months i hav had a chlk up
Doctor :   then a follow up check along with liver function tests should be done now since it is more than 6 months up
User :   doc can mild get moderate in a span of six months????
Doctor :   if the alcohol intake continues along with lack of exercises then it can progress to moderate
User :   but how much time does that take to happen?
Doctor :   it can vary from patient to patient and also depends on the continuation or absence of causative factors.
User :   when it get s moderate can u tell me if any symptoms can b observed?
User :   coz the nite i drink, the nex day i hav vomittin sensation, but i dont vomit its jus the sensation.... i jus kinda spit
Doctor :   yes, you should be vigilant on symptoms like increased fatigue, nausea, pain,
User :   n a very mild painy feelin over the liver area in the upper abs........
User :   but ths pain disappears if i discontinue drinking on the second or third day continuously
Doctor :   you have to quit alcohol for the changes to reverse and not progress further
User :   yes doc
User :   do its been 4 days nw
User :   but i jus had a few queries
Doctor :   ok. that is good. you can proceed with your queries
User :   in dec 2008 my company doc advised me to take sorbillin syrup, silybon 140 tab, and 1 tab absolut daily............r these really required coz i used to take but then i ws not very regular coz of my drinkin
Doctor :   these tablets will help liver to recover from the damage
Doctor :   you should continue them
User :   do they always hav to b after a meal
Doctor :   and also do a repaet scan and liver function tests now
Doctor :   yes, as the food is needed to make the medication in it to get absorbed.
User :   m also tryin to be on a fruits and raw veg diet nw a days to lose fats
User :   u mean a fruit is enuf before the medication like an apple or so?
Doctor :   no, you will need a proper balanced diet
Doctor :   you can take help of our diet and nutrition services
User :   k.
Doctor :   to get a personalized diet plan along with a fitness plan
User :   doc along with this can i also go for ths herbal himalaya liv 52 tab ...........???????? n they say take 3 tabs at a time ,,,,that too twice or thrice daily......can u pls advice me over that
Doctor :   it is considered to be good. however I will not be able to comment on it since I practice allopathic medicine.
Doctor :   do not combine herbal and allopathic medications
Doctor :   it might result in adverse drug reactions
Doctor :   stick to what your treating physician is prescribed to you
Doctor :   and go for regular follow ups every month atleast to see if improvement can be noted.
User :   my treating physician.... hs jus asked me to lose weight
Doctor :   and treatment course modified as needed
User :   my company doc actually prescribed those
User :   doc can u pls find out n lemme know whether i can combine liv 52 along with the others
Doctor :   it should not be taken together, if taking then you should consult your treating doctor and then take it. even if you do take it, there should be a gap of atleast 1 hour between taking allopathic meds and the Liv 52
User :   k
User :   k
User :   doc one more question off the topic
User :   does swimming make u go dark?
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   ok. its the sun rays that make you tan
User :   k
Doctor :   usually swimming should not make you dark
User :   u mean swimming at nite will hav no affect???
Doctor :   unless the water is hard water
User :   whats hard mean???
Doctor :   hard water is water with high mineral content
User :   can the chlorine in the water have any affects ?
Doctor :   yes it can make skin dark if the chlorine content is more in water
User :   ok thenk u
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no that s it
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User :   k
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