Fatty Liver Disease
60% of adults are now overweight. I provide a non-judgement dietary/nutrition and exercise plan for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) occurs when there is a build up of fatty cells in the liver and is usually seen in obese and overweight individuals. The early form of the disease is known as Simple Fatty Liver and is becoming increasingly common in the UK due to the rising number of overweight and obese individuals, with an estimated 1 in 5 individuals suffering. Although Simple Fatty Liver is harmless in itself it can lead to more significant problems, such as cirrhosis, and should not be left untreated.
NAFLD is diagnosed after a liver function test delivers an abnormal result and other conditions, such as hepatitis, have been ruled out.
There is no single treatment that is recommended for treatment of NAFLD. However, Simple Fatty Liver can be prevented from developing into NAFLD by weight loss, which will be the first recommendation. Furthermore, medication may be prescribed if you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol to gain control over these.
Regular check-ups may be required in order to to check that Simple Fatty Liver does not progress to NAFLD, or to check that NAFLD does not develop into something more serious, such as cirrhosis.