Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty Liver Disease happens when excess fat builds up in your liver. Your liver helps process nutrients from food and beverages and filters harmful substances from your blood. When too much fat develops in your liver it can become inflamed and disrupt these processes, causing significant health problems. In serious cases, this can lead to liver failure and require a liver transplant.
Fatty Liver Disease can be caused by drinking too much alcohol and by other factors not related to alcohol consumption. While all the possible causes are not understood, some likely factors include high blood sugar, obesity, or high levels of fat in your blood.
There are usually no symptoms that indicate Fatty Liver Disease, although abdominal discomfort or tiredness has been associated with this condition. Excess fat in the liver can be reduced or even disappear with proper treatment or lifestyle changes.
This is why it is important to be tested for this condition before it has time to cause serious damage.
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