Did you know 30-40% of the US population is living with a fatty liver right now, but have no idea? A fatty liver could quickly lead to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis of the liver, or even liver cancer. The scary part is people rarely have symptoms until the damage is irreversible. So, how can you detect a fatty liver before it's too late? In the past, the only way to know was an invasive procedure known as a liver biopsy. However, now there is a quick and easy ultrasound-like procedure using a machine known as a FibroScan.
What is a FibroScan?
Unlike a traditional liver biopsy, a FibroScan is non-invasive and comes without risks like pain, infection, bleeding, or other serious complications. The procedure does not require any special preparation or anesthesia. They may ask you to fast a few hours before, but ultimately it is painless and over in just a few minutes. This new technology uses an ultrasound-based machine to measure fibrosis, scarring, steato, or fat buildup.
What are the Benefits of a FibroScan?
As mentioned earlier, a FibroScan comes with little risk compared to a liver biopsy, but more than that, there are several benefits of getting a FibroScan as well! Read more below.
- It's fast & pain-free.
- Early detection of liver damage (could be early enough to be reversed!)
- Provides an accurate diagnosis
- Reduces the need for a liver biopsy
- Can easily monitor changes in liver disease
Who is at Risk for Fatty Liver?
Anyone could develop fatty liver disease, but there are specific characteristics and simultaneous conditions that could put you at higher risk, such as:
- People of Hispanic or Asian descent
- Postmenopausal women
- People or are obese
- People who have high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol
- People who have obstructive sleep apnea
Schedule a FREE FibroScan with Centex Studies!
If you or someone you know is at risk for developing a fatty liver, don’t wait, schedule a free diagnostic FibroScan with us today! This offer is available at the Webster, Lake Charles, and McAllen locations. Based on the results, research options could be available. Those who qualify for and choose to participate in the studies could receive no-cost access to investigational treatment options. Compensation for study-related time and travel is available. There is no obligation to participate in research after the scan, and no insurance is ever required.