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Fatty Liver Disease Blog

Five Tips to Better Manage Your NASH Diagnosis

NASH, or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, is an advanced form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease characterized by fatty tissue build-up around the liver that has cause inflammation, scarring, and damage. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease rarely shows symptoms until it has progressed far enough to cause damage. In fact, data shows that more than 35% of Americans could be living with fatty liver disease and have no idea.

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IBD During COVID-19

Living with IBD During COVID-19

COVID-19 has left our world battered and confused on so many levels. Nothing seems to be as easy as before, even down to going to the grocery store. For IBD patients, it’s even more challenging. From decisions on how to navigate their daily life to the anxiety and depression directly correlated with COVID-19, living with IBD during this worldwide pandemic may seem next to impossible, but we’re here with you! Keep reading for more on what it’s like living with Irritable Bowel Disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Liver Disease Blog

Frightening Facts on Liver Disease

October is full of frightening things like ghosts and goblins and presidential debates, oh my! But, one thing even more terrifying than all of that… LIVER CANCER! October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re here to discuss some pretty scary facts on liver disease, what can lead up to liver cancer, and what you can do about it before it’s too late.

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Benefits of a FibroScan

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.

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NASH

The Road to NASH

The Fatty Liver Foundation states that if you have two friends, one of you has a fatty liver. There are two main types of fatty liver disease; alcoholic and non-alcoholic. NASH is under the non-alcoholic umbrella and is the 2nd stage of 4 in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). If left untreated, NASH can progress to cirrhosis. However, there is hope, and it is possible to slow the progression or even prevent it IF you act now. 

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