Dedicated to early diagnosis and treatment of all types of liver disease

FAQ's

If you have any one of the following problems :

  • Any known problem related to liver, gall bladder or biliary tree for example, Jaundice, Cirrhosis of liver,
  • Viral hepatitis Altered liver function tests 
    Increased SGPT(ALT) or SGOT(AST),
    Increased Alkaline Phosphate/GGT)
    Increased Bilirubin level
  • If your liver function tests are altered (Increased ALT/SGPT or AST/SGOT, Alkaline Phosphate/GGT)
  • Itching/ darkening of skin colour
  • If you are obese/ diabetic/ alcoholic
  • If you have family H/O liver disease, diabetes, obesity, or other components of metabolic syndrome(high blood pressure, cholesterol abnormality, ischemic heart disease)

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Alcohol
  • Viruses(Hepatitis A/E, Hepatitis B/C)
  • Hereditary defects (genetic problem)
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Certain medicines
  • Certain herbal product/ chemicals

There are more than 100 different liver diseases.

The most common chronic liver diseases are hepatitis B, hepatitis C, fatty liver (Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis -(NASH), Alcoholic Liver Disease , and Autoimmune diseases (Autoimmune hepatitis, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis).

In simple words, Cirrhosis = scarred liver

This scarring could be because of any long-term damage by any damging agent, such as excessive alcohol intake or chronic viral hepatitis etc. mentioned above.

Vyas Liver Care Center offers several convenient options to request an appointment

Online through our website

Our mobile application (android/iOS)

On phone number +91 9879734848 (between 9 am to 5 pm only)

Personally by coming to clinic

Hepatology is a branch of medicine concerned with the study, prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree and pancreas.

This specialty clinic has the most experienced department in a private sector in Ahmedabad, and has been involved in providing services to patients with the entire spectrum of gastroenterology and liver diseases, paediatric gastroenterology and paediatric hepatology.

 

Transplant Hepatology

 

  • Pretransplant optimization of recipient
  • Recipient work-up
  • Donor work-up
  • Post transplant indoor/outdoor follow-up
  • Management of post LT complications (e.g. ACR, CR, graft dysfunction, infection, biliary, hematological, vascular, renal, neurological, cardiac, pulmonary)

Liver Disease Facts

 

  • The liver plays an important role in many bodily functions from protein production and blood clotting to cholesterol, glucose (sugar), and iron metabolism.
  • A variety of illnesses can affect the liver, for example,
  • certain drugs like excessive amounts of acetaminophen, and acetaminophen combination medications like Vicodin, Norco, and statins,
  • cirrhosis, alcohol abuse,

Scope of Hepatology

 

  • Cirrhosis of liver and its sequel and complications
  • Fatty liver
  • Viral Hepatitis B, C, A, E
  • Jaundice
  • Altered Liver Function Test
  • Liver tumor (benign or malignant, solid or cystic)
  • Drug induced liver injury
  • Acute liver failure
  • Acute on chronic liver failure
  • All metabolic and storage diseases of liver
  • Liver Transplant
  • Gall stone/ Bile duct stone/ obstructive jaundice
  • Any biliary tract diseases

Examination with FibroScan, also called transient elastography, is a non-invasive way to measure the stiffness of your liver. FibroScan works by emitting a small pulse of energy, which may feel as a slight vibration on your skin. FibroScan calculates the speed of this energy to give your healthcare provider an immediate measure of the stiffness of your liver. This stiffness measure can be an important part of understanding your overall liver health.

Is it painful? No.

The FibroScan examination is painless, quick and easy. During measurement, you feel a slight vibration on the skin at the tip of the probe.

What will the FibroScan examination be like?

You will lay on your back, with your right arm raised behind your head. Your healthcare provider will apply a water-based gel to the skin and then place the probe on the right side of your ribcage.

The healthcare provider will make quick 10 measurements during the course of the FibroScan examination. These measurements will be used to establish an overall stiffness score. FibroScan probes are adapted to most body-types patients and to all ages, from pediatric patients to adults.

What will the FibroScan examination be like?

You will lay on your back, with your right arm raised behind your head. Your healthcare provider will apply a water-based gel to the skin and then place the probe on the right side of your ribcage.

How should I prepare for my FibroScan examination?

It is important to have your FibroScan examination on an empty stomach, so don’t eat anything for at least 3 hours prior to your examination.

Wear comfortable clothes that will allow your healthcare provider to expose the right side of your rib cage.

Fatty liver, or hepatic steatosis, is a term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. It’s normal to have some fat in your liver, but too much can become a health problem.

This specialty clinic has the most experienced department in a private sector in Ahmedabad, and has been involved in providing services to patients with the entire spectrum of gastroenterology and liver diseases, paediatric gastroenterology and paediatric hepatology

Types of Fatty Liver:

 

  • Alcoholic liver disease (ALD)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD)

It is caused by consuming a large amount of alcohol. Sometimes genes also may play a role.

Other things that may affect the chances of getting ALD are:

  • Hepatitis C
  • Large amounts of iron in the body
  • Obesity

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

It may be not clear what may cause the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It is often found in middle-aged people who are obese or overweight. People have high cholesterol and diabetes may get it as well. It can also develop in people who consume little or no alcohol.

Other causes may be:

  • Medications
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Autoimmune or inherited liver disease
  • Weight loss
  • Malnutrition

Certain bacteria in the small intestine may also be linked to a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Inflammation of the liver due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is called as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). This inflammation may develop into scarring (fibrosis) and cirrhosis, a severe progression to liver cancer or a liver failure.

Fatty liver during pregnancy is a condition which is developed rarely.

Causes of Fatty Liver

The combination of excess body weight and high-fat levels in the blood leads to a condition called metabolic syndrome.The conditions may lead to the accumulation of fat (other than the normal fat found) in the liver cells. However, consuming a high-fat diet does not necessarily result in a fatty liver condition.

The most common causes of fatty liver disease are:

  • Consumption of larger amounts of alcohol
  • Obesity
  • Toxins
  • Certain drugs like steroids being taken for disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Chemotherapeutic drugs are given during pregnancy
  • Jaundice or yellowing of eyes
  • Diabetes

Symptoms of Fatty Liver

Sometimes the illness may be present with no symptoms at all, though some associated symptoms may be:

  • Feeling of tiredness.
  • Abdominal discomfort may occur due to the built-in fluid retention in the stomach area.
  • An enlarged liver that can be checked by the doctor through a physical examination.
  • Mental confusion.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Yellow urine.
  • Skin changes.
  • Muscle wasting, in which the tendons in the hands shrink and the fingers may curl.