Hello, I have been ready with great interest these pages.
I have struggled to find any information that could offer a glimpse of hope from the message boards here or elsewhere on the net with my fibroscan results.
I was referred to a Liver specialist out of county as the hospital. I am attending my local hospital for the condition of Haemochromatosis which is well under control and not presenting a problem. An ultrasound scan showed light scarring of the liver, The consultant and head of department assured me this was not big problem but life style changes to eating and exercise would improve things and referred me to a Specialist at a large training hospital out of county. I was led to believe would highlight the importance and need to improve my life style etc ( The kick up the A...). Im 55 years young, I rarely drink alcohol but am over weight with controlled type 2 diabetes using tabulates etc.
I attended the specialist about 4 weeks ago and came out in shock. As part of consultation I was given a fibroscan the resulting score was 32.7 and End stage cirrhosis of the liver. In the last four weeks I have had a full blood test for everything and await the results, I also go for a gastroscopy next week. I was told this cirrhosis was probable NAFLD linked although I have no definitive answers or prognosis yet. I have been in total despair and very low etc.
I have been a full vegetarian for over thirty years. I have now given up sugar, eat mainly unprocessed fresh foods, cut out completely alcohol and caffeine and limited dairy produce. I exercise daily walking between 6000 & 10000 paces and aim to up my exercise programme. I feel fine bar the constant pain in my lower back.
I would be very interested and grateful to hear from people who have found themselves in similar situations.