Hepatologists in Salt Lake & nearby areas in Kolkata, 5 Results
Dr. Sujoy Maitra
26 years of experience
MRCP (UK), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
- Research 1. Factors affecting the outcome of Intensive care patients with decompensated Alcoholic liver disease This project was with Dr Ian Nesbitt, Consultant Intensive Medicine, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. I was the lead of this project. 2. Effecti.
- Consultant - Gastroenterology / Hepatobilliary Sciences at Fortis Hospital Anandapur.
- Member of Indian Society of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Sanjoy Mandal
21 years of experience
MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, MNAMS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
- 1st rank in M.Ch entrance examination in Delhi University in 2006.
- Director and Senior Consultant, Gastrointestinal Surgery at Medica Superspecialty Hospital.
- Member of Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS).
Dr. Vijay Kumar Rai
14 years of experience
DM - Gastroenterology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
- Dr. GP Elhence Award. For Winning 1st Prize In Post-Graduate Quiz. 29th Annual Conference, Jhansi in 2007.
- Consultant gastroenterologist at Apollo Gleneagles hospitals kolkata at Apollo Gleneagles hospitals kolkata.
- Member of Member, Indian Society of Gastroenterology..
Questions & Answers on "Hepatology" (22)
kindly do not take or discontinue medicines without the doctor's advice. Please consult a gastroenterologist or hepatologist for your problems.
Kindly visit a liver specialist for a check-up.
Based on the complaints and elevated bilirubin levels you seem to be suffering from a type of liver disorder, a condition wherein excess accumulation of bilirubin (a brown yellow coloured compound formed in breaking down of red blood cells) occurs. With loss of appetite, vomiting, stomach tightness and bloating; fever, extreme fatigue and abdominal pain can also be seen in liver diseases.
• There are multiple causes for development of liver dysfunction such as infection, autoimmune liver diseases like cholangitis, Wilson’s disease, cancer, alcoholic liver (due to alcohol abuse) and non-alcoholic (due to excessive consumption of fats) and drug induced.
• When using a medicine that is known to have the potential to cause liver damage, your doctor may recommend you to have blood tests done on a routine basis after starting the medication so that any signs of liver damage may be recognised before symptoms develop.
• Common medications that can cause damage to the liver include Paracetamol, Statins – drugs for lowering cholesterol levels and certain herbs.
• Other liver function parameters such as AST(aspartate aminotransferase), ALT(alanine transaminase), ALP(alkaline phosphatase) and GGT(gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase) bilirubin are required to be evaluated and additional to this for determining the exact cause of dysfunction especially to confirm presence of jaundice; urinalysis, CT (for distinguishing between biliary obstruction and liver disease including cancer) and liver biopsy (for ruling out concern about possible liver cancer) needs to performed.
• The treatment is based on the underlying cause and damage levels and can range from dietary changes, medications such as antibiotics, sedatives, etc to liver transplants.
• Consult hepatologist near you for further assessment and treatment.