Fatty Liver Disease

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
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Your liver is the biggest organ inside your body. Fatty liver disease is a problem in which fat develops in your liver. There are two main types: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; Alcoholic fatty liver disease, also called alcoholic steatohepatitis. NAFLD is a type of fatty liver disease that is not associated to heavy alcohol use. There are 2 kinds: Simple fatty liver, in which you have fat in your liver however little or no swelling or liver cell damage. Basic fatty liver usually does not get bad enough to cause liver damages or problems. Swelling and liver cell damage can cause fibrosis, or scarring, of the liver. NASH might lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. Alcoholic fatty liver disease results from hefty alcohol use. Your liver breaks down the majority of the alcohol you drink, so it can be eliminated from your body. Alcoholic fatty liver disease is the earliest phase of alcohol-related liver disease.

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