My husband is 55 and has been a heavy drinker for 10 years or more. He currently has a hard, round belly and still drinks heavily. He had a diagnosis of fatty liver four months ago on ultrasound...but doc doesn't know for sure if it is worse than this or not without biopsy.
He refuses to see a doc right now. He is stubborn and in denial but that is another problem.
He is also on paxil and I know paxil can cause weight gain but cannot tell what is going on here. His stomach is round and hard and SOMETIMES causes shortness of breath. At least I think this is the cause of the shortness of breath. Not sure.
Clearly he needs to be seen but wondering about my original question: Is there a way I can distinguish between simple fat gain or something more serious going on with this stomach?