Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
(NAFLD, Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis [NASH])
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- Pain in the upper right side of the abdomen
- Muscle weakness
- Yellowing of the skin and the white part of the eyes—jaundice
- Itchy skin
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss
- Healthy eating
- Behavioral therapy
- Bariatric surgery in serious cases
- Maintain a healthy weight by eating a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables , whole grains, and unsaturated fats.
- Get at least 30 minutes of daily exercise.
- Manage other medical conditions as directed by your doctor.
American Gastroenterological Association http://www.gastro.org
American Liver Foundation http://www.liverfoundation.org
Canadian Association of Gastroenterology https://www.cag-acg.org
Canadian Liver Foundation http://www.liver.ca
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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. American Liver Foundation website. Available at: http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/nafld. Updated October 4, 2011. Accessed May 14, 2013.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated November 9, 2012. Accessed May 14, 2013.
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/liver-disease/nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis/Pages/facts.aspx. Updated April 30, 2012. Accessed May 14, 2013.
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10/8/2014 1/31/2008 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Musso G, Gambino R, Tabibian JH, et al. Association of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Med. 2014;11(7):e1001680.
- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 03/2016 -
- Update Date: 10/08/2014 -