Guest Blog: Fatty Liver Disease

This week we have partnered with Sharan Verma, an expert nutritionist specialising in Fatty Liver Disease.

What is Fatty Liver Disease?

Have you ever heard of fatty liver disease? It’s a condition that affects millions of people around the world and can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. In the UK it is estimated that 1 in 3 adults have a fatty liver.

In this blog, we’ll cover what fatty liver disease is, how it’s diagnosed, and why it’s important to seek treatment.

Well, what is Fatty Liver Disease?

Non Alcoholic Fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which fat accumulates in the liver cells. This can cause inflammation and scarring in the organ and has been linked to a wide range of health issues. Although NAFLD is usually caused by alcohol abuse or being overweight, it can also be caused by certain medications or hereditary factors.

Diagnosing NAFLD typically involves a physical exam, blood tests, imaging tests (such as an ultrasound), and sometimes a biopsy of the liver tissue. These tests are designed to look for fat accumulation in the liver cells as well as any damage or inflammation that may have occurred due to the presence of fat.

Although most cases of NAFLD are mild, it’s still important to seek medical attention if you suspect you may have the condition. If left untreated, NAFLD can lead to further liver damage such as cirrhosis or even cancer. Additionally, treating underlying causes such as obesity or alcohol abuse can help reduce fat build-up in the liver cells and minimize risk for future complications.

In conclusion, fatty liver disease affects millions of people around the world and can have serious consequences if left untreated. If you think you may be at risk for NAFLD, seeking medical attention from your doctor is essential for preventing further damage to your liver cells and reducing risk for long-term complications. With proper diagnosis and treatment, you can get back on track towards better health!

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