Weight Loss for Fatty Liver

Weight Loss for Fatty Liver

Fatty liver is the first stage of the condition NAFLD (Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease). NAFLD is not caused by alcohol, but drinking alcohol may make the condition worse. One European study found that the prevalence of NAFLD to be 94% in people with BMI more than 30kg/m2 and 64% in those who are overweight.

NAFLD is a term used for a range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver, usually in people who are overweight or obese. Stages of NAFLD include:

  1. Simple fatty liver
  2. Non Alcoholic Steato Hepaptitis (NASH)
  3. Fibrosis
  4. Cirrhosis

The last stage of cirrhosis is the most severe stage. Liver is scarred and there is permanent damage to the liver resulting in liver failure in some people may even develop liver cancer.

People with NAFLD may have undue tiredness, weakness and right sided abdominal pain or tenderness. People suffering from NAFLD may also have associated hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea, PCOS, infertility and erectile dysfunction. Diagnosis of early stages of NAFLD is either performing a blood test or scan. Definitive treatment in the early stages is weight management. In the later stages liver transplant is considered.

We will arrange the most advanced and evidence based diagnostic methods to diagnose NAFLD. We will arrange Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF) test, which is preferred by National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines. We also would be able to arrange to find out your FIB4 score, NAFLD score and fibroscan. If required a gastroenterologist would be involved during the programme.

If you are overweight and have abnormal liver function test, you may have NAFLD. Weight loss will improve this condition. Please contact us for more details on our specialist weight management plan.

 

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