Do You Have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver
Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in the
United States and can progress to cirrhosis or End Stage Liver Disease.
Risk factors include being overweight or obese, having Type 2 Diabetes or
pre-diabetes, abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and obstructive
sleep apnea. The good news is that this disorder is reversible. The Fatty
Liver Clinic provides screening for NAFLD, workup for co-morbid conditions, and
management through lifestyle interventions and therapies to reverse this
If you have been
diagnosed with fatty liver disease or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH),
or are concerned a patient may have this disorder, consider a referral to
the Fatty Liver Clinic.
Treatment of NAFLD
comprehensive workup, our providers can identify risk factors and other
potentially contributing disorders to NAFLD, stage the severity of NAFLD and
routinely monitor for progression of the disease.
modifications are the foundation for management of NAFLD at any stage, which is
promoted with help from nutritionists and weight loss experts.
In addition, the
Fatty Liver Clinic can help manage contributing disorders such as:
Why Choose our Fatty Liver Clinic?
others who typically rely on liver biopsy for diagnosing and staging of NAFLD,
we stress the use of noninvasive techniques to screen and stratify
patients. Usually this requires simple blood tests and use of imaging,
such as ultrasound and tissue elastography to detect the presence, severity,
and progression of NAFLD. Rarely do we recommend liver biopsy.