Posts Tagged ‘fatty liver’

Liver disease could be picked up much sooner by nurse-led tests

PUBLIC RELEASE: 21-DEC-2018 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON Research carried out by scientists at the University of Southampton has shown that simple tests in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate of liver disease where patients are not displaying any symptoms. Chronic liver disease is an escalating problem both in the United Kingdom and worldwide. In the…

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What is Fatty Liver?

Fatty Liver (Hepatic Steatosis) Fatty liver, or hepatic steatosis, is a term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. It’s normal to have small amounts of fat in your liver, but too much can become a health problem. The liver is the second largest organ in the body. It’s responsible for a wide…

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What is NASH?

Alternative names: Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis, NASH, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease What is hepatitis? The word “hepatitis” comprises two elements:  “-itis” at the end of the word indicates inflammation the first part comes from the organ called hepar, which means liver Hepatitis therefore means inflammation of the liver, like appendicitis means inflammation of the appendix and colitis…

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What is NASH and NAFL?

What is NASH and NAFL? Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL)/ Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) What is fatty liver? In fatty liver, fat accumulates in the liver cells. Simple fatty liver usually does not damage the liver, but is a condition that can be identified by taking a sample of liver tissue (liver biopsy) and examining it under…

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