WHAT is fatty liver disease?
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a term used for liver conditions affecting people who drink little or no alcohol. The main identifying factor of NAFLD is too much fat stored in liver cells.
Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), is a serious form of NAFLD. Symptoms include liver inflammation, which can turn into scarring and irreversible damage. The most severe form of this disease can progress to cirrhosis and liver failure.
NAFLD can occur no matter what age you are, but especially in people that are in there 40's and 50's, who are at high risk of heart disease because of other risk factors like obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Fatty LIver and nonalchoholic steaTohepatitis SYMPTOMS
NAFLD usually causes no signs and symptoms, but when it does, they may include:
- Enlarged Liver
- Pain in the upper right abdomen
- Abdominal swelling
- Enlarged blood vessels just beneath the skin's surface
- Enlarged breasts in men
- Enlarged spleen
- Red palms
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes
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