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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Also called: NAFLD

The accumulation of liver fat in people who drink little or no alcohol.
Very common
More than 10 million cases per year (India)
Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging always required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
The cause of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is unknown. Risk factors include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.
Most people have no symptoms. In rare cases, people may experience fatigue, pain or weight loss. Over time, inflammation and scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) can occur.
No standard treatment exists. Instead, doctors will treat the underlying condition, such as obesity.
Requires a medical diagnosis
Most people have no symptoms. In rare cases, people may experience fatigue, pain or weight loss. Over time, inflammation and scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) can occur.
Can have no symptoms, but people may experience:
Common symptoms: fatigue
Treatment consists of self care
No standard treatment exists. Instead, doctors will treat the underlying condition, such as obesity.
Aerobic activity for 20–30 minutes 5 days a week improves cardiovascular health. If injured, pursuing an activity that avoids the injured muscle group or joint can help maintain physical function while recovering.
Can improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of complications related to obesity.
A diet that limits grains, starchy vegetables and fruit and emphasises foods high in protein and fat.
Reducing intake of high-fat foods such as dairy, oil and red meat to improve cardiovascular health.
Controls the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood.
Helps promote normal body function, growth and development.
Works alone or in conjunction with other treatments to promote health.
Focuses on liver, gallbladder and biliary tree disorders.
Focuses on the digestive system and its disorders.
Specialises in food and diet.
Prevents, diagnoses and treats diseases.
Treats metabolic and hormone disorders.