A 50-year-old male has been
seen by his GP who has made a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus. On routine
investigation he has been noted to have abnormal liver function tests.
The GP refers him to the clinic
querying non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
On examination he is pigmented, there is loss of body hair,
gynaecomastia, testicular atrophy, and an arthropathy of his knee joints.
In this patient treatment of
the underlying condition will:
Increase the severity of the diabetes mellitus
Increase the size of the liver
Reverse any changes of cirrhosis
Only results in decrease in malaise and decreases liver size
Improves 5- year survival rate