It is estimated that 1 in 25 people in the UK produce abnormal liver function tests. Liver function tests may be carried out if you suffer from symptoms including jaundice or you produce abnormal routine blood tests, but in many cases, people with liver problems do not present specific symptoms. The most common causes of abnormal liver function test results are excessive or prolonged alcohol consumption, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, certain types of medication and viral hepatitis. In some cases, abnormal liver tests do not indicate an underlying liver problem.
Dr Bansi can offer expertise in the management and treatment of liver disease. The initial assessment usually focuses on examinations and medical history and a panel of blood tests will then be taken in addition to an ultrasound scan of the liver. Once the results have come back, a treatment plan can then be drawn up.