Is fatty liver (NAFLD) reversible?
Fatty liver disease (non alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD) is becoming an increasingly common disease in Australia. It is often associated with increased weight, diabetes and other metabolic risk factors. As fatty liver disease progresses, inflammation (steatohepatitis) may occur. If this inflammation continues for a period of time, scarring (fibrosis) can occur. Fibrosis can progress from mild to severe. In its most severe form, cirrhosis occurs.
Fatty liver and its complications can be managed at every stage of the disease. The earlier the intervention, the better the results. Weight loss and lifestyle modification forms the backbone of management. New drugs are currently undergoing clinical trials which target all stages of fatty liver.
Speak to your doctor or specialist about your fatty liver today!
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