Fatty Liver Disease in Arizona

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There are two primary types of hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease): non-alcoholic (NAFLD) and alcoholic fatty liver disease. Fatty liver disease (FLD) is a condition where fat bunches up in the liver cells. This may cause liver inflammation, which might, in turn, evolve to scarring and irrecoverable damage. If the severity of the disease advances, or if it's left untreated, FLD can progress to hepatic cirrhosis and sooner or later, liver failure.

It is key to observe the signals your body is sending you and connect with a gastrointestinal physician at Arizona Digestive Health. Our skilled physicians proudly offer patient-focused treatment for fatty liver disease in Phoenix, AZ.

Hepatic steatosis could often display in the body with no symptoms. Some of the signs that could show up, however, can include:

  • Feeling bloated in the middle or upper right side of the abdomen
  • Red palms
  • Oversized blood vessels just under the skin’s surface
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Oversized liver
  • Abdominal swelling and puffiness in the legs
  • Enlarged breasts in males
  • Pain in the upper right abdomen
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss

There are some classifications of fatty liver disease (FLD) among Phoenix, AZ patients, with non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease) and alcoholic FLD being the central two. The causes of the non-alcoholic conditions are not known, but they are linked to obesity, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, and elevated levels of lipid in the blood. Alcoholic fatty liver disease is brought on by consuming an extreme amount of alcohol.

Treatments differ depending on the type of fatty liver disease and how damaged the liver is. Often, the liver isn't at a severe state and continues operating as normal. Though, if treatment is appropriate, your gastrointestinal physician at Arizona Digestive Health may advise the following:

  • Reducing weight
  • Liver transplant
  • Minimizing alcohol use (if AFLD is present)
  • Hepatitis A and B vaccinations
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Both non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic fatty liver (alcoholic steatohepatitis) may develop into cirrhosis and sometimes liver failure. The primary difference between the two is that NAFLD is mostly related to overweight people and individuals with diabetes. Alcoholic fatty liver disease is solely connected to large volumes of alcohol consumption.

For clients enduring hepatic steatosis in Phoenix, AZ, there is hope and treatment available. Our network of GI specialists aims to offer patient-centered therapy that sustains the highest clinical principles. If you think you may have or have been diagnosed with this life-threatening condition, request a consultation with our GI physicians and trust your care to Arizona Digestive Health.

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