Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a common chronic liver disease when excess fat is deposited in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. It can range from “good fat” or simple fat to “bad fat” or Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH can lead to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) usually does not cause symptoms. If symptoms are present, it may be non-specific type symptoms of tiredness, nausea and discomfort over the right upper abdomen. However, if Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) progresses to cirrhosis, signs and symptoms of cirrhosis may appear.
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is diagnosed by a combination of history, physical examination, blood tests and imaging studies of the liver.
Treatments may include:
Treatment of associated factors