Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol. The main characteristic of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease is too much fat stored in the cells of the liver. Few of the signs and symptoms of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease include enlarged liver, fatigue, pain in the upper right abdomen, abdominal swelling, and enlarged breasts in men, red palms and many more.
HOW IS NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Gastroenterologist diagnoses Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by blood tests, ultrasound, transient elastography, and Magnetic Resonance Elastography.
HOW IS NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE TREATED?
The first line of treatment is weight loss and a healthy diet. In case of cirrhosis due to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease liver transplant may be required.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though alcohol is not the main cause of the disease, people who used to consume excessive alcohol earlier are known to suffer from it along with very obese individuals too.