Fatty Liver & Liver Cirrhosis Are At Epidemic Levels!

  • 100,000,000 Americans have a fatty liver.  Most don't know it.
  • 20,000,000 will develop liver fibrosis disease or NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) as a result.
  • 5,000,000 million will progress to liver cirrhosis or NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) and possibly end stage liver failure.  
  • Some will be lucky enough to be listed for a transplant, the only cure for late stage liver disease, but 30% of those listed will die waiting.  Death by liver failure is long and difficult.  
  • We want to help you avoid this kind of death by helping you understand how you may be killing yourself slowly.  And, what you can do about it.
  • If you are already ill, we will do our best to help you with that process.

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Our Mission

To improve the diagnosis, treatment & support of Americans with fatty liver, NAFLD or NASH through awareness, education, screening and patient advocacy.

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About NAFLD & NASH

> This short video, from John's Hopkins Medicine, gives a good overview of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.  Dr. Saleh Alqahtani, director of clinical liver research and assistant professor of medicine, answers questions about the causes, symptoms and treatments.


> In this video, brought to you by The NASH Education ProgramTMStephen A. Harrison, MD, Medical Director of Pinnacle Clinical Research, San Antonio, introduces us to NAFLD (Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease), and more specifically NASH (Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis). He explains the definition of the disease, as well as its characteristics & the risks induced by its progression. He also highlights how the disease is related to the double epidemic of obesity and diabetes.


We Advocate Early Screening

Typically, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are silent diseases.  They have no symptoms. Even if cirrhosis has developed, there are often no symptoms until the liver has become so damaged that the only option is a liver transplant.

There is currently a quick, easy and economical method to screen for fatty liver disease called a FibroScan.  Unfortunately, the current medical standards policy is not to screen for liver disease.  And, unless you are sick and have symptoms, insurance probably won't pay for the scan, even if you're lucky enough to have a testing system in your area.

The Fatty Liver Foundation is championing a nationwide program to provide liver screening services in cooperation with Liver Care Canada and Echosens, the manufacturer of Fibroscan, to make it possible for people who have a concern for their liver health to get an inexpensive scan.  Since insurance doesn't normally cover screening for people who aren't sick yet, it will be on a private pay basis.  However, as a nonprofit foundation, we believe we can deliver this service at an affordable price.

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  • Jacqueline Singleton
    commented 2018-05-19 13:47:40 -0600 · Flag
    14 months ago I received a liver transplant I had ESLD. My MELD was always in the 30’s the entire I wait listed.
    If you want a story from a survivor, let me know!
  • Dyan F
    commented 2018-01-25 19:12:15 -0700 · Flag
    Way to much detailed info for a normal person to understand. I’ve never drank, ever, nor never smoked ever, either, don’t drink anything but water. Severe asthma since birth. So why does my lab work show a fatty liver? I give up!
  • Wayne Eskridge
    commented 2018-01-18 08:13:16 -0700 · Flag
    Hi Sally, there are certainly genetic causes of liver disease but not many have been tied to fatty liver in a way that shows fat is destiny. It can be a factor for some but lifestyle is the biggest known driver.
  • Sally Wolf
    commented 2018-01-17 22:03:58 -0700 · Flag
    “…by helping you understand how you are killing yourself slowly…” That’s kinda rude, especially considering how commonly genetics are to blame for this condition
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  • Susan West
    commented 2017-12-22 13:32:13 -0700 · Flag
    Oops Fatty liver not fart liver🤪
  • Susan West
    commented 2017-12-22 13:31:08 -0700 · Flag
    I had a biopsy that showed stage 3 fibrosis from NASH. I’ve been doing Ketogenic diet and intermittent Fasting over past year. Fibroscan from last week showed stage 1 to maybe early stage 2 fibrosis, also now minimal fart liver, my enzyme levels are actually drastically decreased, now Alt-11, AST- 12, change in diet seems to be the “cure”, 35 lb weight loss
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    followed this page 2017-01-13 20:17:44 -0700
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    Our goal is to help patients with NAFLD or NASH both current and future
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    Our goal is to help patients with NAFLD or NASH both current and future http://www.liverinfosource.com/?recruiter_id=2
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    Our Mission
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