WHAT IS FATTY LIVER DISEASE?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is caused by too much fat being stored in the organ’s cells.

The disease can cause scarring and irreversible damage to the liver, and can progress to cirrhosis (scarring) and organ failure.

Fatty liver disease usually causes no signs and symptoms, but they can include an enlarged liver, fatigue and abdomen pain.

The illness is caused by obesity, insulin resistance, high blood sugar and high levels of fat in the blood.

Risk of contracting the disease is increased in people with high cholesterol, fat concentrated in the abdomen, sleep apnea and Type 2 diabetes.

A nutritious diet, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly can reduce the risk of fatty liver disease.

Source: Mayo Clinic 

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