Fatty liver how to diagnose?
First, the ultrasound (B-ultrasound) Check the most simple way to check the fatty liver is ultrasound. According to the study found that the accuracy of ultrasound diagnosis of fatty liver can be as high as 97 percent, so this method is a very good test method. In general, the ultrasound scan, the liver and kidney images appear significant contrast (that is, when the liver image is bright) doctors can diagnose fatty liver accordingly.
Second, the liver function (GOT, GPT) check the general over-nutrition of patients with fatty liver, the GOT, GPT value will rise slightly, but in general, the index remained below 100. If the GOT, GPT value of more than 100, it is necessary to consider whether it is caused by other causes of fatty liver.
If the index is as high as hundreds, then you can be sure that fatty liver is not caused by excess nutrients, may be caused by chronic hepatitis. Due to the prevalence of hepatitis B and C in Taiwan, patients with fatty liver should have an abnormal increase of GOT and GPT if they have acute hepatitis or chronic hepatitis with cirrhosis and liver cancer.