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A 47-year-old member asked:

How serious a disease is non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
I think you: Are talking about non alcoholic steato hepatitis, or nash. It could be a bad disease, but treatable with control of lipids and cholesterol. It takes a long time and lot of damage to liver to get to cirrhosis, but once it gets there, cirrhosis is just as bad as cirrhosis from other causes. Get it treated early.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
See below: This is a disease where fat is abnormally deposited in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. It is the most common liver disease in the US and is related to obesity, diabetes, elevated triglycerides and genetics.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is non alcoholic fatty liver disease reversible?

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Dr. James Long
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
NAFLD: Yes. Usually with weight loss through exercise and diet. Certainly should avoid other insults to the liver with this (ie alcohol).
A member asked:

How can you tell the difference between alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
Historical: information will be of greatest value in the determination. Did the patient drink alcohol?
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A 53-year-old member asked:

How does someone get non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
NAFLD: Fatty liver is found in patients who suffer from obesity, diabetes, and other disease processes associated with metabolic syndrome. Some drugs can cause fatty liver.
A 42-year-old member asked:

A relative of mine was diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver disease, can this be reversed?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes it is possible: This condition is a metabolic disorder often associated with diabetes and overweight conditions. If this person can reduce weight by doing daily exercise and cutting on daily intake of food/ calories, liver may recover but the weight has to go down to normal and daily exercise is a must and should be continued for the long term.

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