Ask an expert

15 Nov 2006

vetlaag om lewer

I recently went for a scan and they found/saw this layer of fat aroung my liver. Is the dangerous? I'm a Hep B carrier. I'm worried about getting Diabetes as we have it in the family. I also picked up more than 5 kg during the past few months.
Answer 507 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Rooibeen
Some people carry fat around their organs ( apple shape) some around their bums ( pearshape) The "apples" are more at risk for diabetes and heart disease. You may need to do something to lose the excess weight?
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
34% - 9270 votes
66% - 17923 votes