6 January 2016

Liver health

Liver health

The liver is the mirror of our health, and intrahepatic fat is an early indirect index of systemic metabolic dysfunctions: the accumulation of intrahepatic fat (liver steatosis) is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular metabolic diseases (diabetes and other metabolic disorders) and neoplasias. The liver health program combines non-invasive tests with the patient history and is a simple, but complete, diagnostic program for an adequate evaluation of the individual risk for cardiovascular, hepatic, metabolic, and digestive diseases. It is composed of:

– Short- and long-term personal and family history, data collection

– Lab tests

– Upper abdomen ultrasound

– Elastometry (Fibroscan), with measurement of intrahepatic fat

– Final specialty consult