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Do you have a fatty liver? Here's what you need to know

NAFLD affects an estimated 80 million to 100 million Americans


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You may be living with a fatty liver and not even know it.

According to the Mayo Clinic, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD affects an estimated 80 million to 100 million Americans.

There are no symptoms of a fatty liver and the only way to detect the disease is through a fibroscan. 

Without a scan, one does not know if one could have a potentially serious problem.

According to Evolution Research Group, fatty livers will be the leading cause of liver transplantations by 2020. 

The causes of fatty livers can range from having genetic predilection, obesity, diabetes, prediabetes and high cholesterol.

It is most common in 40-to-60-year-olds but can occur earlier or later in life. 

Prevention is primarily diet, exercise, low cholesterol diet and control of blood sugars if diabetic

How to prevent a fatty liver

  • Choose a healthy, low cholesterol diet.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Exercise on a regular basis.

Endeavor Clinical Research currently offers free screenings for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

For more information, visit ergclinical.com or call 210-882-2279. 

 

 


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