Fatty Liver Treatment in Gurgaon
Almost 30% of the people in India are suffering from Fatty Liver. Alcohol consumption is one of the biggest reason for people having fatty liver. Fatty Liver is now found in children also because of the fast food. Lack of regular exercise is also one of the main reason for fatty liver.
A visit to any ultrasound centre will tell you that out of every 10 people undergoing ultrasound of the abdomen 3 people would have fatty liver grade 1 or 2. Even women are now found to have fatty liver. This may lead to liver cirrhosis and the cost of Liver Transplant which is in excess of 35 Lacs is not within the means of most of the people
Role of Liver in our Body
The liver is a large, meaty organ that sits on the right side of the belly. Weighing about 1.2 kg, the liver is reddish-brown in color and feels rubbery to the touch. Normally you can't feel the liver, because it's protected by the rib cage.
The liver has two large sections, called the right and the left lobes. The gallbladder sits under the liver, along with parts of the pancreas and intestines. The liver and these organs work together to digest, absorb, and process food.
The liver's main job is to filter the blood coming from the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. The liver also detoxifies chemicals and metabolizes drugs. As it does so, the liver secretes bile that ends up back in the intestines. The liver also makes proteins important for blood clotting and other functions.
Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract, liver and pancreato-biliary system in children and adults is the core objective of the Institute of medical and surgical gastroenterology at GNH Hospital, Gurgaon. The Institute offers state of art endoscopic procedures for gastrointestinal bleed, gastrointestinal cancers, foreign body removal etc.
Facilities at GNH Hospital
At GNH Hospital Dr Suresh leads a team of doctors which include Gastroenterologists like Dr. Amit Mittal who would carry out Upper GI Endoscopy to see the condition of the internal organs. Dr Baljeet Kaur and Dr Deepak Phogat to perform Ultrasound of the Abdomen to see the condition of the Liver which can also be visualized on our Ultra Fast CT Scanner or 360 degree MRI.
The Hospital is equipped with State of Art Modular Operation Theatres to carry out all kinds of surgeries like Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Gall Stones or Endoscopic Removal of CBD Stones. These surgeries are necessary to protect the Liver from going into Failure.
Liver Diseases and Treatment
Inflammation of the liver, usually caused by viruses like hepatitis A, B, and C. Hepatitis can have non-infectious causes too, including heavy drinking, drugs, allergic reactions, or obesity.
Long-term damage to the liver from any cause can lead to permanent scarring, called cirrhosis. The liver then becomes unable to function well.
The most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma, almost always occurs after cirrhosis is present.
Liver failure has many causes including infection, genetic diseases, and excessive alcohol.
As cirrhosis results, the liver leaks fluid (ascites) into the belly, which becomes distended and heavy.
If a gallstone becomes stuck in the bile duct draining the liver, hepatitis and bile duct infection (cholangitis) can result.
Hemochromatosis allows iron to deposit in the liver, damaging it. The iron also deposits throughout the body, causing multiple other health problems.
Primary sclerosing cholangitis
A rare disease with unknown causes, primary sclerosing cholangitis causes inflammation and scarring in the bile ducts in the liver.
In this rare disorder, an unclear process slowly destroys the bile ducts in the liver. Permanent liver scarring (cirrhosis) eventually develops
Primary biliary cirrhosis