Why should I care about my liver?

Because it is a vital organ. There is a long time between onset of liver damage and symptoms occurring. It is hard to know from symptoms the state of your liver health.

 

What does my liver actually do?

1. Remove toxins and nutrients from blood coming from the gut.
2. Make proteins.
3. Excrete toxins (in bile).

 

Why should I have a liver scan?

To make sure the liver has not been damaged.

 

Why am I having a liver scan?

To assess for scarring of the liver (called fibrosis).

 

What will the liverscan can tell me?

How bad the fibrosis is.
0 is none
1-2 is little
3 is moderate
4 is severe cirrhosis
It also tells us how much fat is in the liver (called steatosis).

 

What does my number mean?

How bad the fibrosis is.
0 is none
1-2 is little
3 is moderate
4 is severe cirrhosis
It also tells us how much fat is in the liver (called steatosis).

 

Do I need to have another one?

Depending on the result, yes, in 2-5 years.

 

Should I see my GP?

This depends on the results. The nurse will tell you on the day.

 

Will I need to see a Gastroenterologist?

Depends on the results. The nurse will tell you on the day. If there is evidence of damage to the liver then yes, you would need to see a gastroenterologist.

 

How will this affect my diet and lifestyle?

Depending on the severity and cause of damage. You will usually be advised to:
1. decrease alcohol intake
2. decrease caloric intake
3. decrease ingestion of simple carbohydrates (sugar)
4. decrease fat
5. Exercise more often and regularly
6. to lose weight

 

Do you offer Faecal Microbiota Transplant?

Yes, we do. For detailed information visit our FMT Melbourne website.

1003 Mt Alexander Road Essendon, VIC, 3040

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03) 9372 0372

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nicole.connelly@liverscanaustralia.com.au