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Old 29th March 2016, 11:50   #2386
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I am 46, 5'10" and 95 kgs. Occassional drink (once in 2 months)
Should I be visiting a General Physician or a hepatologist ?
I suggest you meet a physician
With your LFT. You are above your ideal body weight, which could be a contributing factor to your fatty liver.




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Does fatty liver lead to cirrhosis? Is NOT fatty liver reversible with exercise and diet?
Fatty liver is a 'finding' and not a diagnosis by itself. Reversibility, cirrhosis all depends on the underlying diagnosis. If it is just obesity associated, it should be reversible.
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Does fatty liver lead to cirrhosis? Is NOT fatty liver reversible with exercise and diet?
Though not sure of this, my Late Grandfather had fatty liver shown during every scan. But the doctors told it is not a risk unless you were going overboard with food and alcohol. He was diagnosed with Cirrhosis at the age of 77. Since he was diabetic, it was difficult to manage and it progressed to Jaundice due to which he passed away last August. From what I have learned from a few casual discussions with the doctors, fatty liver is not reversible but the liver can retain its normal function. In my grandads case the liver regeneration led to a tumour like object(which we did not want to touch) which led to a lot of complications like bleeding from food pipe and so on.

Any corrections are welcome since even none of us in the family knew what actually happened in his case and what was the cause - Since my grandad was non alcoholic. We just know the timeline of events.
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Adding to carboy's links, Normal Plasma Cholesterol in an 88-Year-Old Man Who Eats 25 Eggs
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Any corrections are welcome since even none of us in the family knew what actually happened in his case and what was the cause - Since my grandad was non alcoholic. We just know the timeline of events.
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Fatty liver is a 'finding' and not a diagnosis by itself. Reversibility, cirrhosis all depends on the underlying diagnosis. If it is just obesity associated, it should be reversible.
I don't know, what point it turns towards cirrhosis from non-alcoholic fatty liver. May be just 'chronic diabetes' and consequent medicines also contribute towards degeneration of liver and lead to cirrhosis.
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By the way: My hearing is now tailing off from about 3K; both ears are affected ...and I don't have vanity issues demanding invisible aids, I am quite happy with the BTE type.
Hello there, Modern days digital programming hearing aids can help you with your problem regarding being able to listen to music i.e. a wide range of frequencies. It would be great if you could post your PTA graphs and Impedence graphs so that we can have an idea of the quantity and quality of your hearing loss. If your loss is not much or involves limited frequencies even a CIC or IIC type from a reputed brand could be wonders.
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Hello there, Modern days digital programming hearing aids can help you with your problem regarding being able to listen to music i.e. a wide range of frequencies. It would be great if you could post your PTA graphs and Impedence graphs so that we can have an idea of the quantity and quality of your hearing loss. If your loss is not much or involves limited frequencies even a CIC or IIC type from a reputed brand could be wonders.
Similar problem here. I have had tinnitus since high school days. Audiogram taken twenty years back looked like a hill. I had purchased a hearing aid that time. I have a big problem with noise, apart from deficiency in hearing. With background noise I can't differentiate speech from noise. Moreover loud noise gives me fatigue. That hearing aid amplified everything, including background noise. So it was useless for me, and a waste of lot of money.

Now I want to try out this digital 3 channel, 5 channel etc hearing aids but am afraid it may be another waste of money, considering a 5 channel cost close to a lakh. Will it be useful for me? What points should i considering while evaluating a digital hearing aid?
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Hello Guite, you could visit a reputed hearing clinic which provide trials of hearing aids for a month on nominal fees. This way you dont have to buy it if it doesn't work out for you. Ask for a trial for a month and see if the 5 channel is worth it for you.

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Hi

I am looking for a good GP in R.T.Nagar, Bangalore. We have visited a couple of GPs, but they have not provided the confidence in their treatment. Overdosing seems to be a key problem even for a minor infection. I would prefer someone with a lot of experience and who comes from the old school of thought of less medicines and more self help routines. Do let me know
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I am looking for a good GP in R.T.Nagar, Bangalore. We have visited a couple of GPs, but they have not provided the confidence in their treatment. Overdosing seems to be a key problem even for a minor infection. I would prefer someone with a lot of experience and who comes from the old school of thought of less medicines and more self help routines. Do let me know
You can check Dr. P.M.Patil in Chaitanya hospital (near R T nagar police staion).
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Hello Friends,

I am Dr.Anto Baby MBBS, MD ; working as a consultant oncologist ( cancer specialist) at a reputed private hospital in kerala. If any of you have any cancer related questions, I am happy to help.


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This is why electric brushes are better
can you please recommend an electric toothbrush in the local market

I see Oral-B Oower Brush and Philips SonicCare

while OralB Power Brush is highly affordable but the replacement head seems to be an issue

on the other hand, Philips Sonic Care has a great range but steeply priced and the replacement heads also no cheap

one of the option is to get the supplies from the US but I don't think that model will sustain in long term

please help with your views
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Colgate also has a range of power brushes. Their head replacements should be easily available.
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... It would be great if you could post your PTA graphs and Impedence graphs so that we can have an idea of the quantity and quality of your hearing loss. If your loss is not much or involves limited frequencies even a CIC or IIC type from a reputed brand could be wonders.
Thank you. I will try to scan the audiometry report.

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while OralB Power Brush is highly affordable but the replacement head seems to be an issue
Some of the Oral-B handsets are very expensive! Dentists have confirmed to me that using an electric toothbrush is indeed more effective than the traditional kind, and it certainly feels that way to me.

I have been using Oral-B for decades, but the price of the heads is horrendous. I increase the economy by using them for much longer than the manufacturers want me to. Like many best-before dates on food products, all the Oral-B colour coding and stuff is partly a ploy to get us to spend more.
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Colgate also has a range of power brushes. Their head replacements should be easily available.
have seen only Philips-Sonic, Oral-B and Panasonic in the marketplace
- Philips-Sonic is the leader with the Sonic technologywith, has a fantastic lineup and superb global reviews but also expensive
- Oral-b has only 1 model, is cheap to buy, but heads availability is an issue, also the effectiveness compared to Sonic technology is lesser
- Panasonic costs around 1200/- but it seems that the heads are not replaceable, and you need to buy a new unit every few months

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Some of the Oral-B handsets are very expensive!

I have been using Oral-B for decades, but the price of the heads is horrendous. I increase the economy by using them for much longer than the manufacturers want me to. Like many best-before dates on food products, all the Oral-B colour coding and stuff is partly a ploy to get us to spend more.
which oral-b model are you using? and where do you source your heads from, a detailed review would help

review from other bhp'ians using power brush would help a lot

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review from other bhp'ians using power brush would help a lot
I am new to this too, and I am curious to know what others post and what you eventually end up with.

I bought a couple of these a week ago -> BrushBuddies Smart Care Sonic Power Tooth Brush. One of the toothbrushes was DoA and so they are sending a replacement. Based on my usage, it does what it is supposed to do and I am happy with the results. However since I haven't used any other electric toothbrush I have no way of comparing. This is a no-frills toothbrush which uses (sonic) vibrations for cleaning. Inserting the battery was a headache. Replacement heads are available.

BrushBuddies is a California-based company which sells in the US though the product is made in China. One good thing about their product is that you get it for roughly the same price as the US, which is saying a lot as most of the other electric toothbrushes cost many times their US price in India.

I went through a bunch of reviews of Oral B and Philips, but none of them gave me any confidence, so I eventually ended up plonking my money on something which doesn't cost a bomb.
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