Hepatology in Pune

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Jupiter Hospital has a whole facility dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide range of renal disorders and ailments. The hospital is a forerunner in innovative therapy that is combined with a customized approach by our professionals. The expertise of our team, which consists of highly qualified liver professionals, supports every treatment plan.
Hepatology is a specialization of gastroenterology that focuses on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of liver, gallbladder, and pancreas disorders using very thorough techniques that offer outstanding results.

Key Diseases and Disorders treated at Jupiter Hospital

  • Hepatitis - Hepatitis is a condition characterized by significant liver inflammation caused by an injury or infection. It was defined by symptoms such as jaundice, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, indigestion, and nausea. Hepatitis is divided into two types: acute hepatitis, which lasts about 6 months and normally cures on its own, and chronic hepatitis, which can last longer than 6 months and progress to dangerous illnesses 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 type of hepatitis and how far it has advanced determine the course of treatment. This usually includes lifestyle modifications and medicines. In rare situations of advanced liver disease, a liver transplant may be recommended.

  • Alcoholic fatty liver diseases -Hepatic steatosis is another term for alcoholic fatty liver disease. The illness is characterised by an accumulation of fat in the liver, which is frequently the result of excessive drinking. The disease can worsen, resulting in consequences such as liver enlargement, alcoholic hepatitis, and alcoholic cirrhosis. Among the many risk factors for alcoholic fatty liver disease are:
  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

The condition can be treated by giving up alcohol. Other therapies for alcoholic fatty liver disease include dietary and lifestyle changes that emphasize losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight.

  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases - NAFLD is a catch-all term for a collection of disorders that cause fat buildup in the liver. The condition can worsen and lead to recognised steatohepatitis, often known as NASH. The majority of NAFLD patients have no symptoms. Children who have it 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: This is an umbrella term for numerous kinds of liver conditions caused by an imbalance in the immune system. The following are three of the most frequent autoimmune disorders that affect the liver:
  • Autoimmune hepatitis is a type of liver inflammation that happens when your immune system attacks healthy liver cells. This is due to a combination of environmental and hereditary factors.
  • Primary biliary cholangitis is a condition in which the bile ducts in the liver gradually deteriorate. The disorder is more common in women than in men.
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis, characterized by bile duct inflammation and scarring, occurs both within and outside the liver, frequently leading to a harmful 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

Autoimmune liver disease is handled with medicine and a thorough treatment plan devised by your doctor based on your specific needs.

Genetic liver diseases - It is a collective term for a group of liver disorders that can be passed down from generation to generation. The following are examples of two of the most frequent hereditary liver diseases:

Hemochromatosis is a condition that is characterised by an abnormally high level of accumulated iron in the body. This is extremely poisonous and has the potential to cause severe damage to the body's tissues and organs, which could, in the long run, lead to cirrhosis or even cancer of the liver.

Willson's illness is an extremely uncommon disorder that is characterised by an abnormal accumulation of copper in the body. Symptoms of the ailment are typically associated with the brain as well as the liver, and it is most common in persons who are 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 - A severe form of end-stage liver disease, is characterised by extensive liver tissue scarring. The harm caused is both irreparable and permanent. The disorder is degenerative and inhibits the liver from effectively performing its duties. You may be more prone to bleeding and infections if you have cirrhosis. Its symptoms include edema, ascites, itchy skin, and jaundice.

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

Although there is no complete treatment for cirrhosis, proper medical attention may be advised for symptom relief and to decrease the disease's progression.

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Dr. Pavan Hanchanale

Speciality: Gastroenterology

Designation: Consultant - Gastroenterology

  • Pune

Dr. Suhas Sudhakarrao Udgirkar

Speciality: Gastroenterology

Designation: Consultant - Gastroenterology

  • Pune

Dr. Vishnu Dnyaneshwar Biradar

Speciality: Paediatric Gastroenterology

Designation: Consultant - Paediatric Gastroenterology

  • Pune

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