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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

NAFLD is the accumulation of fatty substances in the liver not caused by alcohol. Symptoms are often not visible but can include weakness fatigue, itchy skin, etc. Treatments can be medications and diet to manage the condition.

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body when it has to do with metabolism processes that take place in the body. Its role in the body is very vital as it aids in digestion, stores energy, and eliminating toxic waste from the body.  A healthy liver should no little or no fat.


Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease occurs when there are fatty substances that have assimilated in the liver but do not have an alcoholic cause. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can lead to hepatic steatosis when up to 10% of the liver's weight is fat.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is used to describe a range of conditions due to the build-up of fatty substances in the liver. Most obese or overweight people stands at risk of developing NAFLD. An estimate of 1 in every 3 persons has small amounts of fat in their liver and about 25% of the world population are affected.


There are several stages of NAFLD namely:

  • Simple Fatty Liver 

This occurs when there is fat in the liver but little or no inflammation or liver cell damage. It does not cover complications.

  • Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis 

Here, both fatty tissues and inflammation of liver cells occur and much damage is done to the liver. This inflammation can cause fibrosis or scarring in the liver which could lead to cancer of the liver.

  • Fibrosis

This occurs when continuous inflammation leads to scarring tissue around the liver and its blood supply.

  • Cirrhosis 

This is a very severe stage. Here, the liver cells shrink and start scarring creating permanent damage and lead to liver failure. It takes time for the liver to get to this level.

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Top Doctors For Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Treatment

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Dr. Vivek Raj Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 20 years | Hospital: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket
Dr. Kadry Barry Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 38 years | Hospital: Saudi German Hospital
Dr. B. S. Ramakrishna Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 25 years | Hospital: SIMS Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Shailesh Kumar Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 15 years | Hospital: Thumbay Hospital, Ajman
Dr. Yogesh Batra Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 29 years | Hospital: Apollo Indraprastha
Dr. Anand Dotihal Digestive – Gastro Enterology | Gender: Male | Experience: 10 years | Hospital: Manipal Hospitals, Bengaluru

Top Hospitals For Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Treatment

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Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC) Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC) is a quaternary care multi-specialty hospital. The medical Cen
Peerless Hospital, Kolkata 400 bed Multi-Specialty Peerless Hospital & B.K.Roy Research Centre is build around the core princip
KIMS Hospital KIMS Hospitals Ltd. is represented by 8 Multi Super Specialty hospitals with 3,800+ bed capacity, 90
Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Trivandrum KIMS HEALTHCARE GROUP is one of Asia’s leading multi-specialty hospital networks focussed on provi
Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai Gleneagles Global Health City, the sprawling 21-acre facility located in Perumbakkam, Chennai is the
Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru Fortis Hospital, was established in 1990 is a 150 bed tertiary care hospital in Bengaluru. It has 4