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Treatment and diet plans for fatty liver - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
Doctor :   I will be your doctor for this session
User :   ok
Doctor :   you may proceed with health query
User :   I have a fatty liver diagnosed 6 six month back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   doctor at that time advist me to do excersice
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and to have balance diet
Doctor :   Yes
User :   i am taking liv 52 also
User :   any advice
Doctor :   Ok I will explain you
Doctor :   few facts about having fatty liver
Doctor :   Fatty liver happens because of an injury to the liver
Doctor :   It can be normal in few people
Doctor :   too
Doctor :   The injuries are in the form of Smoking, Over weight, High cholesterol
Doctor :   after liver infections
User :   ok
Doctor :   Alcohol is supposed to be the most common reason for middle aged
User :   i don't smoke and drink but my weight is 85kg
Doctor :   That could be the reason
User :   whats the cure
Doctor :   that is why your doctor should have asked you for the
Doctor :   physical activity and diet modifications
User :   what diet should I take
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I will come to that point now
Doctor :   Fatty liver is no danger
User :   ok
Doctor :   but on a long run
Doctor :   it may lead to a risk of further injury
User :   ok
Doctor :   and compromise the liver function
Doctor :   Fatty liver performs almost normally
Doctor :   as the normal liver
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok now reversibility
Doctor :   to the normal liver
Doctor :   It takes long time
User :   ok
Doctor :   The ways you have to follow
Doctor :   are
Doctor :   1) if you are alcoholic avoid alcohol
Doctor :   2) take plenty of green leafy veg
Doctor :   as they contain more antioxidants
Doctor :   will help to reduce fatty liver
User :   any medicine
User :   that u can recommend
Doctor :   i will advice yu
User :   ok
Doctor :   as you are already on Liv 52
Doctor :   its good
Doctor :   since how many days are yu taking liv-52
User :   4 month
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last scan done
User :   in dec
User :   08
User :   at the same it was detected
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   yu can continue Liv-52
Doctor :   for 2 more months
User :   ok
Doctor :   and then get a
Doctor :   repeat scan done
User :   ok
Doctor :   by that time the fatty liver has subsided
Doctor :   did yu get the cholesterol levels done
User :   yes
User :   bit high
Doctor :   was it normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   can i know which type is high
User :   as told by my doctor and recommend me garlic oil capsule for one month
User :   month
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will explain to yu
User :   ok
Doctor :   the cause for fatty liver is mild increase in cholesterol
User :   ok
Doctor :   and moderate over weight
User :   probably due to reason I have taken very fatty diet in last one year
Doctor :   now i will give few good medical tips that will help u to reduce fatty liver
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes yu are correct
Doctor :   but not to worry
Doctor :   fatty liver is a reversible condition
Doctor :   with good diet changes and treatment the liver can be
Doctor :   completely brought to normal stage as it was before
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. aviod spicy and oily foods
Doctor :   avoid ghee, butter, and other oliy foods
Doctor :   2. take plenty of green leafy veg, carrots , pumpkin, beetroots
Doctor :   3. brisk walk for 30 min
Doctor :   every morning will help u to
User :   ok
Doctor :   reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol
User :   sometime there is heavyness in upper abdomen and slight pain also
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do yu have nausea or vominting
User :   accounpanied wid stomach fullness
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any burning sensation over the chest
Doctor :   hi are yu there
User :   ya
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this can be due to 2 problems
Doctor :   one is due to increased cholestrol and fatty liver
Doctor :   or it can be due to acidity
User :   ok
Doctor :   but a good dietary changes can reduce both
User :   ok
Doctor :   even a wt reduction is very important
User :   yes i hve started my evening jogging
User :   also
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   wt reduction will reduce the cholesterol levels
Doctor :   and hence the fatty liver
User :   generally I feel very good after jogging
Doctor :   yes you should be
User :   Can i take oats with low fat milk in the morning
Doctor :   yes yu can take oats
Doctor :   but not with skimmed milk
User :   ok
Doctor :   yu can have it with diluted milk
User :   ok
Doctor :   or marginated one
User :   what about white or red meat?
Doctor :   its better to avoid red meat as it
Doctor :   contains more cholesterol
User :   ok
Doctor :   white meat is ok
Doctor :   twice a week is good
Doctor :   not more than that
User :   ok
Doctor :   fish is good to health
User :   ok
Doctor :   even egg but not the yellow ovum part
Doctor :   once your cholestrol and fatty liver is under control
User :   ok
Doctor :   yu can gradually have oily foods in minor to moderate qty
Doctor :   but with a regular exercise
User :   ok
Doctor :   so the food that yu take is burnt in form of calories
User :   ok
Doctor :   and used by the body
Doctor :   and not stored as fat
User :   ok
Doctor :   with these measures your fatty liver will come down in 1.5 to 2 months
User :   ok
Doctor :   not to worry
Doctor :   a repeat scan will be normal
User :   ok
User :   thanks for the valuable suggestions
Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help you with
User :   I will follow this
User :   no
Doctor :   please fill the feed back form and say when done?
Doctor :   have a pleasant day
User :   thanks
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