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Hello i recently found out after a regular check up and an ultrasound that i have a fatty and enlarged liver due to obesity and alcohol abuse.
My sgpt was slightly elevated(56)and esr 45.Is there a posibility the esr to have been raised because of my liver problem?Thank you very much.
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replied February 28th, 2017
Welcome to e health forum.

First of all, please keep in mind that due to the lack of complete medical history and lack of physical examination, specific diagnosis of your issues cannot be provided. The information provided is only for educational purposes, and should not be considered as your medical diagnosis.

Fatty liver, is a condition where fat is deposited (steatosis) in the liver cells. Any form of inflamamtory condition can be associated with elevated ESR

The most common causes of fatty liver is Alcohol abuse. Other causes include - obesity, hepatitis, metabolic diseases like diabetes, and some medications.

The condition is benign and reversible by following a lifestyle and dietary changes and specific treatment of the underlying cause - Eg stopping alcohol, proper control of diabetes, physical exercise and gradual weight reduction, etc.

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