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High SGOT and triglyceride levels. Abdominal scan says fatty liver. Occasional alcohol consumption. Prescribed with fibroscan. Safe?

Hi Dr.XXXXXX, How r u doing today ? This is Dr.Praveen from India...
My brother's SGOT & Triglyceride levels are elevated. He got his USG-Abd done and the report says he has Fatty liver.. He is occasional alcoholic. He consulted a gastro-enterologist and he prescribed my brother Heptral tablets for 3 months and advised to take a Fibroscan.. Is it necessary to take fibroscan ?
Fri, 5 Sep 2014
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Hello,
You must give HEPTRAL as it is a hepatoprotector general liver tonic which supports liver function.
As far as FIBROSCAN is concerned,the doctor is very much right in prescribing for it.
Since your brother is consuming alcohol and has a fatty liver,so the chances of liver cirrhosis are quite high,which ultimately results in fibrosis of liver.
FIBROSCAN is a non invasive procedure which can diagnose liver fibrosis in very early stage.
Establishing liver fibrosis with FibroScan technology is painless and  is characterized by simplicity, rapidity, reproducibility and also the result is immediately available for the patient.
Unlike FibroScan, liver biopsy is an invasive method, which may have inherent limitations and contraindications.
I hope it helps
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