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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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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  • C San
    commented 2018-12-16 06:15:09 -0700
    I was just informed I have a fatty liver. News to me. I don’t do facebook or twitter, only EMail, so I don’t know where this is going. I don’t drink and for years I have avoided sugar, fatty/fried foods yet I am developing a nose like an alcoholic. I am scared.
  • Richard Ramos
    commented 2018-12-15 07:54:58 -0700
    I lost my liver at 35 years old because of fatty liver (never drank) got a second transplant in 2015. I’m 48 years old today. My father died at the age of 40 from undiagnosed fatty liver, my son was diagnosed at 8 years old, my oldest daughter was diagnosed at 24 my other two children are ok I had them both checked. It is a genetic condition at least for my family. My advice is check yourself and your children early not everyone gets a transplant not everyone dies from this desease, lifestyle changes are the key. I will pray for all that are sick with this desease. God bless you all.
  • himant davat
    @DavatHimant tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-29 05:55:06 -0600
  • Jacqueline Singleton
    commented 2018-05-19 13:47:40 -0600
    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
    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
    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
    “…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
    Oops Fatty liver not fart liver🤪
  • Susan West
    commented 2017-12-22 13:31:08 -0700
    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
  • Dawn Kirshen
    followed this page 2017-01-13 20:17:44 -0700
  • Wayne Eskridge posted about HOME on Wayne Eskridge's Facebook page 2016-10-11 19:22:45 -0600
    Our goal is to help patients with NAFLD or NASH both current and future
  • @LiverSaver tweeted this page. 2016-10-11 19:22:41 -0600
    Our goal is to help patients with NAFLD or NASH both current and future http://www.liverinfosource.com/?recruiter_id=2
  • Wayne Eskridge posted about HOME on Wayne Eskridge's Facebook page 2016-04-06 10:57:33 -0600
    Our Mission
  • @LiverSaver tweeted this page. 2016-04-06 10:57:28 -0600