May 06, 2014
Who should visit the liver clinic?
The liver clinic is manned by a team of highly-trained liver physicians and liver with ready access to professional dietary and nutritional advice and physical therapy that plays an integral role in prevention and progression of liver disease. Patients visiting the clinic can benefit from comprehensive screening, specific diet and medical advice, a state of the art x-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, PET, interventional radiology and laboratory facility all under one roof. Those found to be candidates for liver surgery or transplantation will benefit from assessment by the highly experienced and trained team of liver surgeons of the institute. An integrated, ethical and evidence-based approach specific to the requirement of your disease with a focus on safety, comfort and cost-effectiveness is the hallmark of the Continental Liver Clinics.
Who should visit the liver clinic for screening?
• Those whose parents or siblings suffer or have passed away from complications of liver disease or liver cancer
• Those who are overweight, are diabetic or have family history of diabetes and are found to have a fatty liver on ultrasound
• Those who indulge in high-risk sexual activity or intravenous drug abuse
• Those who have consumed and are consuming alcohol
• Those whose parents or spouse have history of Hepatitis B or C infection
• Those who have not been vaccinated against Hepatitis B & A, and have family history of liver disease
Who should visit the liver clinic for assessment?
• Those who have jaundice lasting more than two weeks or recurrent attacks of jaundice
• Those children with persistent jaundice from birth or early days of life
• Those children with persistent unexplained seizures and a mass in abdomen
• Those who have unexplained and progressive swelling of abdomen or both feet
• Those patients who consume alcohol regularly and develop jaundice
• Those who develop jaundice during pregnancy
• Those who have vomited blood or passed black or bloody motions
• Those who have delayed clotting of blood
• Those who have been told by their doctors for Liver Blood Tests
• Those who have been diagnosed on ultrasound as having abnormal “fatty liver”
Who should visit the liver clinic for treatment?
• Those with jaundice or recent history of jaundice who develop severe itching, become drowsy, lethargic or have bleeding from any site
• Those who have developed unexplained tiredness, vague body pains and other constitutional symptoms
• Those known to have liver disease who develop progressive swelling of abdomen or both feet, drowsiness or change in behavior or sleep pattern, unexplained fever, breathlessness or reduction in passage of urine
• Those who develop painful abdominal distension over a few days to weeks
• Children with long standing jaundice with retarded growth and development
• Those with jaundice who develop itching and pass white or grey motions
• Those diagnosed with a tumour or stone in the liver, gall bladder, bile duct or pancreas
• Those who have been advised to undergo liver surgery or liver transplantation
• Those who have developed complications after liver transplantation
• Those who have bile leakage or jaundice after gall bladder surgery