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Suggest treatment for enlarged liver

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Posted on Sat, 13 Dec 2014
Question: My reports says liver is enlarged 16.5 cams with increase in echotexture. Hepatomegaly with moderate fatty infiltration of liver.
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Enlarged liver may be due to fatty liver.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXX

USG findings indicate enlarged liver size(hepatomegaly) with fatty changes in liver.Hepatomegaly may be due to deposition of fat in the liver cells.
Increased echotexture suggests fatty liver.
Most commonly it is due to obesity and sedentary life.It is also related to alcohol intake etc.

I suggest investigations like routine hemogram,Random blood sugar(RBS),Liver function test(LFT),Lipid profile,Renal function test(RFT) to my patients.

You should try to lose your weight if you are overweight.

Fatty liver is a reversible condition and it can be reversed by diet and life style changes.
You may need some medicines after full investigations.
It may take 10-12 months to reverse the findings.

You should be active in your daily life.
You should avoid red meat and high fat milk products.
Cook food in olive or canola oil.
You should also avoid fried and junk food.
Take lot of fruits and vegetables and increase your physical activity in the form of walking and exercise.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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I would like to know what medicines to take and for how long. Would also like to know the exact diet that I should take. Is the hepatomegaly with moderate fatty liver condition a serious disease.

Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Medication depends upon LFT

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX

Medicines can only be suggested after full investigations. Most important is liver function test(LFT) and lipid profile.
It may take 10-12 months for complete reversal.
Fatty liver is a reversible condition, you shouldn't worry about this.

You should avoid fatty and fried food. Your condition is not very serious, it is commonly seen.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Brief Answer: Enlarged liver may be due to fatty liver. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXX USG findings indicate enlarged liver size(hepatomegaly) with fatty changes in liver.Hepatomegaly may be due to deposition of fat in the liver cells. Increased echotexture suggests fatty liver. Most commonly it is due to obesity and sedentary life.It is also related to alcohol intake etc. I suggest investigations like routine hemogram,Random blood sugar(RBS),Liver function test(LFT),Lipid profile,Renal function test(RFT) to my patients. You should try to lose your weight if you are overweight. Fatty liver is a reversible condition and it can be reversed by diet and life style changes. You may need some medicines after full investigations. It may take 10-12 months to reverse the findings. You should be active in your daily life. You should avoid red meat and high fat milk products. Cook food in olive or canola oil. You should also avoid fried and junk food. Take lot of fruits and vegetables and increase your physical activity in the form of walking and exercise. Get well soon. Hope I have answered your question. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX