Fatty liver disease

Description of Fatty liver disease

Small amount of fat in the liver is normal. But when the fat starts to build up in your liver, the condition is termed fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis). It can lead to inflammation of liver and can progress to more serious conditions like cirrhosis and liver failure. It is of two types - nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic fatty liver disease (alcoholic steatohepatitis). NAFLD is more common in people who have obesity, type 2 diabetes and high levels of fats in the blood. It could also be due to effects of certain medications like corticosteroids, certain cancer drugs, etc. Heavy drinking, overtime, can lead to alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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16 Aug 2018 | 02:53 PM (IST)
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