Fatty Liver Disease Clinic

What is fatty liver disease?

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a conditionoften associated with obesity, insulin-resistant diabetesand dyslipidemia (high cholesterol or fats in the blood) aswell as other metabolic risk factors. NAFLD is diagnosedby abnormal liver function tests or fat in the liver, andsometimes both.NAFLD includes a range of liver damage, which canprogress over time.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Steatosis means abnormal amounts of fat in the liver.
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) can occur with steatosis, inflammation, and damage to hepatocytes (liver cells). NASH is reversible.
  • Fibrosis is the formation of scar tissue in the liver because of the damage caused by NASH. It is often progressive without treatment.
  • Cirrhosis is the build-up of scar tissue from fibrosis and cannot be reversed. This can lead to further complications, like liver cancer and liver failure.

 

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

One-third of Americans have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the accumulation of extra fat in liver cells not caused by alcohol. David Victor, MD, discusses how Houston Methodist doctors combine lifestyle modifications, dietary changes and medications to treat this disorder and ultimately prevent advanced liver disease.
Hepatology Clinic at Sherrie and Alan Conover Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation
6445 Main Street
Outpatient Center, 22nd Floor
Houston, TX 77030 
713.441.8839
Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center 6445 Main Street
Outpatient Center, 26th Floor 
Houston, TX 77030
Scheduling: 713.441.5451
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