What is fatty liver disease?
Fatty liver disease is when the liver stores too much fat.
Types of fatty liver disease
There are two types of fatty liver disease:
- Alcoholic fatty liver disease is when fat builds up because of heavy drinking.
- Nonalcholic fatty liver disease is when fat builds up from nonalcoholic reasons.
What are possible causes?
- High blood pressure
- Certain medications
- High cholesterol
Whare are some symptoms?
Most have no symptoms, but may develop symptoms later.
- Skin and whites of eyes turn yellow (jaundice)
- Stomach pain
- Weight loss
What to do?
- Choose a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- Choose healthy fats
- Regular physical activity
- Consult a doctor or dietitian before making big changes
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