Hepatology in Indore

Jupiter Hospital provides cutting-edge care in treating gastrointestinal bleeding and boasts a specialised unit solely focused on diagnosing, treating, and managing a wide spectrum of kidney diseases and ailments.

With advanced medical techniques and a team of skilled healthcare professionals, Jupiter Hospital is committed to delivering exceptional care for patients with gastrointestinal bleeding and diverse kidney-related conditions.

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Jupiter Hospital features a specialized facility dedicated to the comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide range of renal disorders and ailments. As a leader in innovative therapy, our hospital combines cutting-edge techniques with a customized approach by our highly qualified liver professionals. Hepatology, a specialized field of gastroenterology, is utilized to diagnose, evaluate, and treat liver, gallbladder, and pancreas disorders with thorough techniques that yield outstanding results. Trust our expertise and advanced care at Jupiter Hospital for your liver health needs.

Key Diseases and Disorders treated at Jupiter Hospital

  • Hepatitis - Hepatitis is a condition characterized by liver inflammation resulting from injury or infection. Symptoms may include jaundice, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, indigestion, and nausea. There are two types of hepatitis: acute hepatitis, which typically resolves on its own within 6 months, and chronic hepatitis, which can persist beyond 6 months and potentially lead to serious conditions such as cirrhosis and liver failure if left untreated.
  • Various different types of hepatitis are:
  1. Autoimmune hepatitis, which occurs when a person's immune system starts attacking his/her liver cells, triggering severe inflammation and swelling.
  2. Hepatitis A, which is a short term infection and rarely leads to any serious complications. It is vaccine-preventable.
  3. Hepatitis B, which usually lasts for around 6 months and is highly contagious. In extreme cases it can progress, leading to liver damage, cirrhosis or cancer
  4. Hepatitis C, which is usually marked by a long term infection and is not associated with any major symptom. In some cases, it can progress, leading to cirrhosis or scarring or cancer
  5. Hepatitis D, which is also known as Delta hepatitis and affects only those people who have had Hepatitis B in the past.
  6. Hepatitis E, which is caused by HEV or hepatitis E virus. It spreads via contaminated water and infected focal matter
  7. Neonatal hepatitis, which refers to the inflammation in the liver of an infant, lying in the age group of 1 to 2 months

Hepatitis can be diagnosed with the following tests:

  1. Physical examination
  2. Blood assessments
  3. Ultrasound
  4. Transient Elastography
  5. MRI
  6. CT scan
  7. Liver Biopsy

The treatment approach for hepatitis is determined by the type and stage of the disease. It typically involves lifestyle modifications and medications to manage the condition. In rare cases of advanced liver disease, a liver transplant may be recommended as a potential treatment option.

  • Alcoholic fatty liver diseases - Hepatic steatosis, also known as alcoholic fatty liver disease, is a condition characterized by the accumulation of fat in the liver, often due to excessive alcohol consumption. The disease can progress, leading to complications such as liver enlargement, alcoholic hepatitis, and alcoholic cirrhosis. Several risk factors for alcoholic fatty liver disease include:
  1. Obesity
  2. Malnourishment
  3. Personal history of chronic viral hepatitis
  4. Faulty genes

Alcoholic fatty liver disease is diagnosed with the help of:

  1. Assessment of medical history
  2. Physical examination
  3. Blood assessments
  4. Ultrasound
  5. CT scan
  6. MRI
  7. Liver biopsy

Quitting alcohol consumption and making lifestyle modifications, such as weight loss and healthy nutrition, can potentially reverse alcoholic fatty liver disease.

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases -NAFLD, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, is a broad term used to describe a group of conditions that result in the accumulation of fat in the liver. If left untreated, NAFLD can progress to a condition called NASH, or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, which is characterized by liver inflammation and damage. Most patients with NAFLD do not exhibit symptoms, although children may experience abdominal pain and fatigue.
  • Common risk factors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease include:
  1. Obesity
  2. Insulin resistance
  3. Hyperglycemia
  4. High triglyceride levels
  5. High cholesterol
  6. PCOS
  7. Sleep apnea
  8. Type 2 diabetes
  9. Hypothyroidism
  10. Hypopituitarism
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can be diagnosed with the help of:
  1. Blood tests
  2. Abdominal ultrasound
  3. CT scan
  4. Transient elastography
  5. MRI
  6. Liver biopsy

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can be effectively managed with the help of healthy lifestyle changes and prescribed medication.

  • Autoimmune liver diseases: Autoimmune liver diseases encompass a range of conditions triggered by an immune system imbalance. Three common autoimmune liver diseases include:
  • Autoimmune hepatitis, characterised by inflammation in the liver due to the immune system attacking healthy liver cells, is triggered by environmental and genetic factors.
  • Primary biliary cholangitis, where the bile ducts in the liver are gradually destroyed, is more commonly seen in women.
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis is marked by inflammation and scarring of bile ducts inside and outside the liver, leading to bile buildup.
  • Autoimmune liver disease is diagnosed with the help of a series of tests that include:
  • Anti-liver/kidney microsomal antibodies
  • Anti-mitochondrial antibodies
  • Antinuclear antibodies
  • Anti-smooth muscle antibodies
  • Serum IgG

The management of autoimmune liver disease involves the use of medicine in conjunction with a thorough treatment plan developed by your physician in line with the requirements that are unique to you.

Genetic liver diseases - Hereditary liver diseases are a group of liver disorders that can be passed down through generations. Two examples of common hereditary liver diseases include:

Hemochromatosis, characterized by abnormally high accumulation of iron in the body, which can cause severe damage to tissues and organs, potentially leading to cirrhosis or liver cancer in the long term.

Wilson's disease, a rare disorder characterized by abnormal accumulation of copper in the body, with symptoms commonly affecting the brain and liver. It is most commonly seen in individuals between the ages of 5 and 35 years old.

Genetic liver disease is diagnosed with the help of:

  • Blood tests
  • MRI
  • CT scan
  • Ultrasound
  • Assessment of personal and family medical history

Genetic liver disease is managed with prescribed medication. In severe cases, a liver transplant may be required.

Liver cirrhosis -Liver cirrhosis is a severe form of end-stage liver disease, characterized by extensive scarring of liver tissue that is irreversible and permanent. This degenerative condition impairs the liver's ability to function properly. Cirrhosis can increase the risk of bleeding and infections. Symptoms may include edema, ascites, pruritus (itchy skin), and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes).

Various risk factors that have been associated with cirrhosis include:

  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Viral hepatitis
  • High blood sugar
  • Obesity
  • Family history of liver disease

Liver cirrhosis is diagnosed with the help of:

  • Abdominal CT scan
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Elastography
  • MRI
  • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver function test

Proper medical care, including symptom management and disease progression monitoring, is recommended for cirrhosis patients, as there is no complete cure for the condition.

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Dr. Amit Singh Barpha

Speciality: Hepatologist

Designation: Consultant Hepatologist and Liver Transplant Physician

  • Indore

Dr. Lalji Patel

Speciality: Gastroenterology

Designation: Sr. Consultant Gastroenterology

  • Indore

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