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Author Topic: What is Fatty Liver Disease?  (Read 6163 times)

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Offline iana5252

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What is Fatty Liver Disease?
« on: January 30, 2023, 11:15:22 am »
Fatty liver disease, also called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and its more severe form, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), are conditions caused by fat accumulation in the liver, known as hepatic steatosis. Heavy alcohol consumption can also lead to fat accumulation, a condition known as alcoholic fatty liver disease. 

When fat accumulates, the liver becomes inflamed and damaged, leading to fibrosis (buildup of scar tissue), cirrhosis (advanced scarring), hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer and liver failure that necessitates a liver transplant.

In many cases, liver fat accumulation is associated with obesity and diabetes, so it is sometimes referred to as metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD).

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https://www.hepmag.com/basics/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-basics/nafld-nash
« Last Edit: January 30, 2023, 11:18:16 am by iana5252 »

 


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