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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease:

Recent research revealed that Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is intrinsically linked with personality disorders.

  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is the term for a range of conditions caused by a buildup of fat in the liver.
  • This buildup of fat is not caused by heavy alcohol use.
  • When heavy alcohol use causes fat to build up in the liver, this condition is called alcohol-associated liver disease.
  • Two types of NAFLD are nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
  • People typically develop one type of NAFLD or the other, although sometimes people with one form are later diagnosed with the other form of NAFLD.
  • NAFL is a form of NAFLD in which you have fat in your liver but little or no inflammation or liver damage.
  • NAFL typically does not progress to cause liver damage or complications.
  • However, NAFL can cause pain from enlargement of the liver.
  • NASH is the form of NAFLD in which you have inflammation of the liver and liver damage, in addition to fat in your liver.
  • The inflammation and liver damage of NASH can cause fibrosis, or scarring, of the liver.
  • NASH may lead to cirrhosis, in which the liver is scarred and permanently damaged. Cirrhosis can lead to liver cancer.