Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is not a serious condition on its own, but can eventually lead to serious disorders. NAFLD is capable of causing enlargement and damage to the liver (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis), and this in turn can lead to liver scarring and permanent damage (cirrhosis). These can be life threatening, and lead to liver failure. Because of these consequences, NAFLD can become a serious concern if it is combined with behaviors that damage the liver. You can address the seriousness of NAFLD by engaging in behaviors that decrease its risk and effects.
- Q Is NASH a lifelong condition?
- Q What is the liver condition known as NASH?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?
- Q What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?
- Q How is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) related to heart disease?
- Q How do I care for someone with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?