Did you know?
- Fatty liver disease can lead to serious liver conditions like end-stage liver disease, liver cancer and cirrhosis. It is important to diagnose and treat the disease early on. This way, your child has a lower risk or developing serious liver conditions.
What Is Fatty Liver Disease?
Fatty liver disease (also called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) is a condition in which too much fat is stored in the liver. The extra fat can cause the liver to become inflamed (swollen) or irritated. It can also cause cirrhosis (when scar tissue forms in the liver).
What Does Your Liver Do?
Your liver filters blood from your stomach and intestines before spreading it throughout the rest of your body.
What Are the Different Types of Fatty Liver Disease?
- Steatosis is when there is only fat in the liver. There is no inflammation or scarring.
- Steatohepatitis (also called NASH disease) is when the fat stored in the liver causes inflammation. In some cases, it can also cause scarring.