Fatty Liver Disease, or hepatic steatosis, occurs when excess fat accumulates in liver cells, impeding its proper functioning.
It can be categorized into two types: Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (AFLD).
Causes and Risk Factor – Obesity, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes are common risk factors for NAFLD. – Excessive alcohol consumption is the primary cause of AFLD.
Symptoms and Diagnosi – Often asymptomatic, Fatty Liver Disease can cause fatigue, abdominal pain, and jaundice in advanced stages. – Diagnosis involves blood tests, imaging, and sometimes liver biopsy.
Complications and Management – Fatty Liver Disease can progress to more severe conditions like fibrosis and cirrhosis. – Lifestyle changes, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, are key to managing NAFLD, while AFLD requires alcohol cessation.
Prevention and Future Outlook – Early detection and intervention can prevent Fatty Liver Disease from worsening. – Research is ongoing to develop new treatments and improve the understanding of this prevalent liver condition.
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