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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

NAFLD is a buildup of fat in your liver from a condition other than alcohol use. NAFLD usually does not cause symptoms. You may have pain in the upper right side of your abdomen or feel tired. NAFLD may also be called non-alcohol related fatty liver disease.

Stages of Liver Damage

What increases my risk for NAFLD?

How is NAFLD diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your medical conditions. Tell your provider about your past and current medicines. You may need any of the following:

How is NAFLD treated?

Medicine is usually not used to treat NAFLD. Medicine may be used to treat other health conditions and manage blood sugar or cholesterol levels. Your medicine may be changed if it is causing your NAFLD.

How can I manage or prevent NAFLD?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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