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General Physician - Answered on Oct 02, 2023

Dr Karthiyayini Mahadevan has been practising for 30 years.
She specialises in general medicine, child development and senior citizen care.
A graduate from Madurai Medical College, she has DNB training in paediatrics and a postgraduate degree in developmental neurology.
She has trained in Tai chi, eurythmy, Bothmer gymnastics, spacial dynamics and yoga.
She works with children with development difficulties at Sparrc Institute and is the head of wellness for senior citizens at Columbia Pacific Communities.... more
Keshava Question by Keshava on Aug 26, 2023Hindi

Hello doctor, Recently did my health checkup. I am 47 years male. In my LFT AST/SGOT are 63 (normal is 17-49), ALT/SGPT is 80 (normal < 50),My triglycerides is199 (normal is 50), VLDL cholesterol is 40(normal

Ans: These readings point towards early stage fatty liver. Kindly look into your lifestyle and see where you can work and fine tune
The most important are early dinner before 6/6.30 pm and light dinner with no animal protein and fat. Increase your phtsical exercices too
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