Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

POSTED ON 04/20/2021

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when extra fat builds up in the liver, unrelated to alcohol use.

While it may occur alone without other diseases, it is often associated with other health-damaging conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity. Over time, it has the potential to damage the liver, and may even result in liver fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis, liver failure, or liver cancer. The damage caused by NAFLD can be similar to the kind of damage that occurs with heavy alcohol use.

The Associates in Digestive Health liver disease program provides the full spectrum of integrative gastroenterology care for our patients. We work closely with dieticians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, and weight-loss surgeons to deliver seamless care.

AIDH offers non-invasive diagnostic testing that can quickly determine whether you have NAFLD and/or whether you are at risk for progression to cirrhosis.