I had an ultrasound in response to a couple of abnormal LFTs today, the latest with everything being normal except an ALT of 112. I do drink a lot and have cut down significantly during these health investigations.
The sonographer described what he was seeing as he did his work. He was chatting to me about my work and my joking ambition to get to Hollywood. At this point he said, 'well, you have a Hollywood liver!' He elaborated by saying it's fatty. He explained what I already knew, that fatty liver is reversible. I pried due to his openness so at the end he said he'd put it into categories: normal, fatty, and cirrhotic. He said he'd put me on fatty. Elaborating, he said he expects the ALT rise is due to fatty liver. He added he did not see anything 'sinister' when I asked about scarring, cirrhosis, and cancer. He concluded by suggesting that I prepare for my GP to give me a telling off, and to go see her non-urgently in a few weeks to chat about next steps.
I know he's the medical professional, and I've certainly cut back significantly in the last few months, but what do you guys think about this diagnosis? Very discouraging or should I be encouraged? In many ways a no brainer for someone who drinks a lot?