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is called non-a lcoholic steatohepatitis,
abbreviated a s NASH.
If the disease gets worse, you may
experience fatigue, weight loss, abdominal
discomfort, wea kness, confusion, jaundice
(when your skin or even eyes start to become
yellow), a nd sometimes fever. NASH can
lead to perm anent liver damage. T he liver
may enlarge and, over time, liver cells m ay
be replaced by scar tissue. Immunity is
often impaired and levels of cholesterol and
triglycerides in the blood become elevated.
Weight loss appears to be a problem and
excess weight commonly accumulates around
the abdominal area . Headaches and migraines
are also another common symptom, a nd some
su fferers may present with Type 2 diabetes.
Fatigue and just generally feeling unwell are
other w arning signs.
Recent studies show that an overgrowth
of bacteria in the sma ll intestine and other
changes in the intestine may be associated
with non-a lc oholic fatty liver disease
(NAFLD). Some re searchers now suspect
this may play a role in the progression of
NAFLD to NASH.
Discomfort over the liver is often
noted, particularly when palpated during
a n e xamination, and gall stone s composed
of cholesterol and bile salts could be present
along with elevated levels of liver enzymes.
An inflamed liver may become scarred and
hardened over time re sulting in cirrhosis, a
serious condition often resulting in liver failure.
How does the excess fat get into
• Transfer of fat from other pa rts of the body
• Increase in the extraction of fat sent to the
liver via the intestine
• Alcohol c onsumption over many years
What is a fatty liver?
Fatty liver is the build up of e xce ss fat in the
liver c ells. While is normal for your liver to
contain some fat, if it amounts to more than
10 % of your liver’s weight you have f atty
liver and this can develop into more serious
Fatty liver disease is quite common in
Western countries, a ffecting around one in
every 10 people. It is caused by a build up
of fats in the liver, which replace the healthy
tissue a nd trigger enlargement of the rest
of the liver cells. The organ then becomes
slightly enla rged a nd heavier due to this
additiona l fat.
What are the symptoms?
Fatty liver (al so known a s steatosis), may
cause no damage, but sometimes the excess
fat leads to inflammation of the liver and
results in a condition ca lled ste atohepatitis,
cau sing liver
inflammation from a fatty liver is linked
to alcohol abuse; this is known as alcoholic
steatohepatitis . Other wise, the condition
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• Poor liver function where the liver cannot
break down and remove fat at a fast
• When triglyceride or chole sterol level s
• Being over weight (when too ma ny ca lories
are eaten the liver can’t process and break
down fats efficiently).
• R apid weight loss and malnutrition
• Certain illnesses, such a s tuberculosis a nd
intestinal bypass surgery for obesity
• Viral atta ck to the liver (hepatitis) which
cou ld then interfere with overa ll liver
function and possibly contribute to fatty
Naturopath Lyn Craven offers advice on avoiding
Fatty Liver Disease, now affecting 1 in 10 people.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Source: Wikipedia
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