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Author Topic: New tests for NAFLD  (Read 61 times)

Offline skb

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New tests for NAFLD
« on: September 12, 2018, 08:21:16 PM »
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A new test may soon be available to predict advanced fibrosis in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

https://www.westmeadinstitute.org.au/news-and-events/2018/new-tool-to-detect-fatty-liver-disease-before-live
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Re: New tests for NAFLD
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2018, 07:15:29 AM »
Some time back my lab tests showed my liver enzymes were off so my primary referred me to my gastro who had me have an abdominal ultrasound.  He suspected that it may be NAFL but the results came out OK and he determined that there was no problem.  I don't really know what that shows but since he was happy I was also and considered it done. 
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Re: New tests for NAFLD
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2018, 05:57:56 PM »
Well that was a very timely post skb!!

I was telling my Oncologist today about the nausea and lack of appetite, for the last couple of weeks. Plus today I had a raging headache.

He was puzzled and went over my lab work and noted that my liver enzymes were high. They have been high for years and I had a CAT scan in 2015 with nothing showing wrong, dx NAFLD. So today he decided I should have another one and a pelvic scan too... :(  Then I see him again in 2 weeks to go over results and he wants me to schedule an appt w/pcp too. He doesn't think this has anything to do with breast cancer thus the pcp. Not the result I was looking for today.
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Re: New tests for NAFLD
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 08:03:08 PM »
NAFLD is more common than we think, since it is caused by excessive carb consumption it covers a lot of people. Back in the day I was diagnosed with NAFL & the Dr told me to cut down on alcohol. I asked him why then was it was called Non Alcoholic ?

Barb, your Dr is trying to rule out things in the absence of an obvious suspect, which is a good thing, but I have my doubts if NAFLD will be the cause of your symptoms.
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Re: New tests for NAFLD
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 09:37:38 PM »
Yes, skb, I agree, that is why after the test he wants me to also see my pcp (doofus that he is...).
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