what liver damage could i have and how can i self treat it?

i had blood tests done which showed i had liver damage i then didnt drink for 4 weeks and had more blood tests there was no improvement so i now have to do another 4 weeks without drinking and have moreblood tests if there isnt a drastic improvement i will be refered to a liver specialist ive tried looking up what sort of liver damage i could have but i cant relate to any, thinking it could be nafld as i am assuming its non alcohol related due to my results but im 26 and a size 8 with no medical issues exsept the liver damage, so if anyone has any suggestions on what it could be and what i can do to self treat myself with hope it will improve my next lot of results i would be most grateful

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  • I suggest it might be fatty liver at this stage. But without bloods results hard to say you might need a ultrasound to confirm. Liver disease is complex and putting a tag on it is not easy even experts don't quiet get it!

    Oh welcome to site try keep healthy and eat well if not prescribed take vit b12 and thiamin. But that's under dr supervision. Take care Andy x

  • I suggest it might be fatty liver at this stage. But without bloods results hard to say you might need a ultrasound to confirm. Liver disease is complex and putting a tag on it is not easy even experts don't quiet get it!

    Oh welcome to site try keep healthy and eat well if not prescribed take vit b12 and thiamin. But that's under dr supervision. Take care Andy x

  • Hi Lisasandhu. It may well be fatty liver disease - but it may or may not be alcohol related - you do not say how much alcohol you have been drinking. Thin people can get liver disease as well. The only advice I can give is to ask your GP to refer you to a liver specialist, or maybe an ultrasound examination as the first investigation. . Drink no alcohol at all, and have a generally healthy diet, with plenty of exercise. Liver disease is not a thing you can self-treat and is very complex. Good luck and let us know how you get on.

  • I am guessing you had ALT and AST tests which measure liver enzymes in the blood and the rate of degeneration of the liver. Some degeneration is normal as with generation of new cells. If the ALT & AST readings are elivated above 0-55 for ALT and 5-45 for AST then something is causing this which could be alcohol or another cause is fat in the liver. (caused by sugars not fats believe it or not). 4 weeks / 8 weeks is not long enough.....and stopping alcohol for a period really helps but has to be done in combination with 1) exercise by walking an hour a day ...a walk not work walking around the office. 2) diet....extremely important to avoid fructose which is in processed foods etc. you are already avoiding alcohol intake which if you did not know is given priority by the liver to process....if the liver cannot process the alcohol it stores it as fat in the liver. Good Luck!

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