Conditions We Treat
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Clinic
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, or NAFLD, happens slowly over time. It starts when fat builds up in the liver. When the fat stays in the liver, it can cause inflammation and scarring that leads to liver disease, cirrhosis and liver cancer.
NAFLD is usually caused by obesity in children or teens, unrelated to alcohol consumption. It frequently occurs with pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, diabetes or hypertension. It is often associated with the "metabolic syndrome." NAFLD also increases the chances of heart attacks and strokes. It is documented that children with fatty liver have other obesity-related medical conditions and have decreased quality of life.
Other NAFLD symptoms may include:
- Diabetes type 2
- Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
- Abnormal menstruation
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Abdominal pain
- Gall stones
- Orthopedic complications
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