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Liver Disease Risks – NAFLD

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease WHILE much is known about the damaging effects of alcohol on the liver, and indeed the body as a whole, perhaps less is known about the condition referred to as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Previously thought to be entirely harmless, NAFLD is estimated to affect up to one in five…

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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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What is Cryptogenic Cirrhosis?

What is Cryptogenic Cirrhosis? Put simply – ‘unknown’. Cryptogenic cirrhosis (cirrhosis due to unidentified causes) is a common reason for liver transplantation. It is termed cryptogenic cirrhosis because for many years doctors have been unable to explain why a proportion of patients developed cirrhosis. Doctors now believe that cryptogenic cirrhosis is due to NASH (nonalcoholic…

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