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What are causes and symptoms of non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Liver disease is also called hepatic disease. This is in terms of group of single number of diseases affecting the liver. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a liver disease.
– This is one cause of a fatty liver.
– This occurrs when fat is deposited (steatosis) in the liver.
– It is not due to excessive alcohol use.
– It is related to insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome.
– This is involved with symptoms such as weight loss, metformin and thiazolidinediones.
– Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is the most extreme form of NAFLD.
– This is regarded as a major cause of cirrhosis of the liver of unknown cause.

Causes of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
– Fatigue
– Malaise
– Dull right-upper-quadrant abdominal discomfort
– Mild jaundice
– Abnormal liver function tests
– Alcohol consumption of over 20 g/day
– Insulin resistance
– Metabolic syndrome
– Obesity
– Combined hyperlipidemia
– Diabetes mellitus (type II)
– High blood pressure

Secondary Causes
NAFLD can also be caused by some medications.
– Amiodarone
– Antiviral drugs (nucleoside analogues)
– Aspirin rarely as part of Reye’s syndrome in children
– Corticosteroids
– Methotrexate
– Tamoxifen
– Tetracycline

Symptoms present in advanced stages of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease are:
– Lack of appetite
– Unexplained weight loss
– Nausea
– Small, red spider veins under your skin or easy bruising
– Weakness
– Jaundice
– Bleeding from engorged veins in your esophagus or intestines
– Loss of interest in sex
– Fluid in your abdominal cavity
– Itching on your hands and feet and eventually on your entire body
– Swelling of your legs and feet
– Fatigue
– Malaise
– Dull right-upper-quadrant abdominal discomfort
– Mild jaundice

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