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June 27, 2017 In Blog By Dr. Vikas Singhal

Fatty Liver: What Now?

So your ultrasound report says Grade 2 Fatty Liver! Now what does that mean and what is the treatment?

Non- Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is fast becoming one the commonest causes of liver damage that in some patients can progress to liver cirrhosis and liver failure. NAFLD is seen in up to 80% of obese patients. This liver damage is reversible at an early stage. Contrary to popular belief the treatment of fatty liver disease is not medication but to lose weight. So the best treatment is taking a healthy low fat diet combined with regular physical activity. Patients should stop alcohol. They should also be screened for infective Hepatitis.
Bariatric surgery has been shown to reverse not only fatty liver but also Non- Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis (NASH) when a liver biopsy was compared before and after surgery.

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