April 4, 2019
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, as the name implies, is a liver disease where there is increased amount of fat deposited in liver cells.
It consists of a spectrum of conditions and they are as stated below:
While it is hard to say why some people develop fatty liver while others are spared, and why some fatty liver progresses to inflammation and fibrosis while some do not, a few of the following factors have been linked to increased risk of developing NAFLD :
There are hardly any signs and symptoms at early stages, but for some, they may experience:
As the disease progresses and worsens to cirrhosis, there will be yellowing of skin and white of eyes, abdominal swelling, leg swelling, dilated superficial small vessels around chest area, confusion, memory loss and etc.
About 20% of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis will progress to cirrhosis