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Question: How bad a disease is non alcoholic fatty liver disease? I am 21 and weigh 325 pounds. I have just been diagnosed with non alcoholic fatty liver disease. From what the doc has told me, my liver is about 12% heavier than it should be. He also said that it is obviously much larger than it should be but luckily, I don't have any liver scarring yet.

Answer: If you've been diagnosed with NAFLD it is a little different than the previous answer given who suggested NASH. NAFLD is when you have just a fatty liver, NASH is when the fatty liver has inflammation. Which you still may have. NAFLD can progress to NASH. NAFLD is the most common cause of elevated liver tests. Fatty liver is the accumulation of triglycerides and other fats in the liver cells. In some patients, this may be accompanied by hepatic inflammation. NAFLD is found in over 80% of patients who are obese. Fortunately, NAFLD is not normally life threatening and is reversible unless it progresses to a more severe stage of liver disease. So losing weight and keeping it off will improve your condition. I wish you well and hope this helped.

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