Manage Your Liver
Q:

What is NAFLD & NASH?

A:

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the buildup of extra fat in liver cells that is not caused by alcohol. In most people, early forms of NAFLD are unlikely to cause harm. However, if the fat continues to build up, it can eventually lead to inflammation or fibrosis of the liver.

 

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the more severe form of NAFLD. NASH causes liver inflammation and damage by an accumulation of fat in the liver which is not related to alcohol. NAFLD & NASH tends to develop in people who are overweight or obese, or have diabetes, high cholesterol or high triglycerides.

 

Up to 25% of adults with NASH may have cirrhosis.

 

Most people with NASH are between 40 and 60 years old. It is more common in women than in men. NASH is one of the leading causes of cirrhosis in adults in the US.

 

Causes

Things that put people at risk for NAFLD and NASH:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Metabolic syndrom

 

Signs and Symptoms

  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain

 

Diagnosis

An ultrasound of the liver can suggest the presence of a fatty liver. Other imaging studies may be used as well such as a computed tomography (CT) scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In some cases, your doctor may advise a liver biopsy, it will help determine the exact cause.

 

Treatment

Currently, there is no medication proven to effectively treat fatty liver disease, if the main causes are related to obesity, diabetes and dyslipidemia. The standard recommendations to fatty liver disease patients are to reach a healthy weight, avoid alcohol, follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly.

Disclaimer:
  • * All research and clinical data should be used as reference purposes only, results may vary.
Tags:
NAFLDNASHFatty LiverNonalcoholic fatty liver diseaseNonalcoholic steatohepatitis
Related Questions
A:
ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase / SGPT) is an enzyme that is mainly found in liver cells. The level of ALT in our bloodstream is the primary indicator of liver health. Multiple studies have demonstrated that the presence of an elevated ALT level is associated with increased liver-related mortality.   New normal ALT level issued The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) recently issued a new Practice Guideline that aims to offer a framewor
A:
ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase / SGPT) is an enzyme that is mainly found in liver cells. The level of ALT in our bloodstream is the primary indicator of liver health.   What does high ALT indicate? ALT enzymes are normally contained within liver cells when the liver is healthy, but when the liver cells are injured or damaged by whatever means, ALT enzymes are released into the bloodstream, causing levels to go up. Therefore, by measuring the
Hit Questions
A:
Cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and results in a high economic burden. A recent research published by The JAMA Network has reveal that cancer mortality declined overall in the United States between 1980 and 2014. And the number of deaths for nearly all forms of cancer has decreased significantly, but not for liver cancer, kidney cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) cancer.   Deaths due to NHL and kidney cancer remained the sa
A:
Recent research by the University of Edinburgh have gained new insight into how common painkiller paracetamol causes liver damage. The research studied the impact of paracetamol on liver cells in human and mouse tissue.   Toxicity liver damage is currently the leading cause of acute liver failure in the Western world. Long term or excessive use of paracetamol can damage the liver by harming vital structural connections between cells. One of the common result of toxici
A:
Fatty liver is on the rise and it is quickly becoming one of the most worrying disease in developed countries, a condition that most Americans have never heard of and now experts say as many as one in three of us may be at risk. Fatty liver disease is a gradual killer which often shows no symptoms until it develops into a much server problem like: cirrhosis - a condition that could lead to liver cancer or death.   Douglas Denham is medical director at Clinical Trials
A:
ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase / SGPT) is an enzyme that is mainly found in liver cells. The level of ALT in our bloodstream is the primary indicator of liver health. Multiple studies have demonstrated that the presence of an elevated ALT level is associated with increased liver-related mortality.   New normal ALT level issued The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) recently issued a new Practice Guideline that aims to offer a framewor
YHK Liver Therapy
Your Liver
Protection

starts here.
Buy YHK
Have Questions?
Sumbit your question to us for profeessional answers!
Looking for help? Ask our customer support team!
Contact Us