Hi, this is the first time I have asked for advice, although I have been following your posts for several months. 20 months ago, after 5 weeks in hospital, I was diagnosed with severe fatty liver and other complications and after Fibroscan, F4 fibrosis in other words cirrhosis.
I changed lifestyle, diet and exercised more. In December 14 US scan showed "effectively normal liver" and bloods all within normal ranges - what a relief! Clinic have arranged another Fibroscan for end of February.
My problem is - also in December I had MOT health check at surgery; all good except cholesterol a bit high 7.5. Doc wanted to prescribe statins, but I said I'd like to think about it which didn't go down too well.
But researching statins there are so many fors and againsts. Namely, 20 years ago 7.5 would not have been considered high and females over 60 should have slightly higher cholesterol (don't know why!). Also NICE advise GPs to monitor patients on statins for signs of hepatic impairment as well as doing 6 monthly liver and lung function tests as statins can irritate or even damage the liver.
I don't want to compromise my liver any more than necessary, but also don't want to go against medical advice.
Your opinions would be greatly valued. Thanks for taking the time to read. Best Wishes, Anne