Join the Search for a Way to Treat NASH: Fatty Liver Could Be the Most Common Disease You’ve Never Heard Of

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A clinical study is exploring a treatment that may help people living with NASH

Join the search for a way to treat NASH: A clinical study is exploring a treatment that may help people living with NASH. Call 407-680-0534 or visit ClinCloudResearch.com.

Join the search for a way to treat NASH: A clinical study is exploring a treatment that may help people living with NASH. Call 407-680-0534 or visit ClinCloudResearch.com.

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) occurs when too much fat builds up in the liver and causes liver damage. It affects 2% to 5% of Americans.1NASH doesn’t have many symptoms, which makes it hard to diagnose.

A clinical study is exploring a treatment that may help people living with NASH.

The ENliven Study may be of interest to people with NASH or these risk factors:

■ Type 2 diabetes
■ Body mass index (BMI) over 30
■ High blood pressure
■ Heart disease
■ Obstructive sleep apnea
■ High cholesterol

Fatty liver could be the most common disease you’ve never heard of. At least 1 out of 4 people have it, which is more people than diabetes and arthritis combined. And lots of those who have it may not know they have it – or even what it is.

Most times, this liver disease is mild, but it can lead to more serious health problems. Yet you can often control or reverse fatty liver with smart changes to your lifestyle.

Join the search for a way to treat NASH: A clinical study is exploring a treatment that may help people living with NASH. Call 407-680-0534 or visit ClinCloudResearch.com.

What is fatty liver disease?

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Fatty liver disease is a condition in which fat builds up in your liver.

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in which you have inflammation and liver cell damage, as well as fat in your liver. Inflammation and liver cell damage can cause fibrosis, or scarring, of the liver. NASH may lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer.

What is alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Alcoholic fatty liver disease is due to heavy alcohol use. Your liver breaks down most of the alcohol you drink, so it can be removed from your body. But the process of breaking it down can generate harmful substances.

These substances can damage liver cells, promote inflammation, and weaken your body’s natural defenses. The more alcohol that you drink, the more you damage your liver. Alcoholic fatty liver disease is the earliest stage of alcohol-related liver disease. The next stages are alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis.

Who is at risk for fatty liver disease?

The cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is unknown. Researchers do know that it is more common in people who:

■ Have type 2 diabetes and prediabetes
■ Have obesity
■ Are middle-aged or older (although children can also get it)
■ Are Hispanic, followed by non-Hispanic whites. It is less common in African Americans.
■ Have high levels of fats in the blood, such as cholesterol and triglycerides
■ Have high blood pressure
■ Take certain drugs, such as corticosteroids and some cancer drugs
■ Have certain metabolic disorders, including metabolic syndrome
■ Have rapid weight loss
■ Have certain infections, such as hepatitis C
■ Have been exposed to some toxins

NAFLD affects about 25% of people in the world. As the rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol are rising in the United States, so is the rate of NAFLD. NAFLD is the most common chronic liver disorder in the United States.

Alcoholic fatty liver disease only happens in people who are heavy drinkers, especially those who have been drinking for a long period of time. The risk is higher for heavy drinkers who are women, have obesity, or have certain genetic mutations.
What are the symptoms of fatty liver disease?

Both NAFLD and alcoholic fatty liver disease are usually silent diseases with few or no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, you may feel tired or have discomfort in the upper right side of your abdomen.
How is fatty liver disease diagnosed?

Because there are often no symptoms, it is not easy to find fatty liver disease. Your doctor may suspect that you have it if you get abnormal results on liver tests that you had for other reasons.

Join the search for a way to treat NASH: A clinical study is exploring a treatment that may help people living with NASH. Call 407-680-0534 or visit ClinCloudResearch.com.

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