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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  • TopXBestList
    @topxbestlist tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-15 02:28:59 -0600
    Fatty liver and cirrhosis threaten 30% of you. https://topibestlist.com/ If you care this is where you can learn about NAFLD and NASH. https://www.fattyliverfoundation.org/?recruiter_id=2344
  • Alberdine Lobo
    commented 2019-03-05 03:47:12 -0700
    I stopped all HEPATITIS B medicines prescribed due to severe side effects, and decided to go on natural herbal approach. My neighbour introduced me to Best Health Herbal Centre and i immediately started on their HEPATITIS B herbal formula treatment. This herbal treatment has made a tremendous difference for me. My symptoms including pain in the abdomen, fatigue, loss of appetite, dark urine, all disappeared after six weeks treatment! For more information visit Their website w ww. besthealthherbalcentre. co m.
  • A Green
    commented 2019-02-07 13:13:06 -0700
    This man, Ted from Bangkok, a biochemist among other skills, is very knowledgeable. Here is one of his statements on a fatty liver on Earthclinic.com. (Scroll down, they are revamping their website.) http://ted.earthclinic.com/cures/liver-damage-treatment4.html
  • A Green
    commented 2019-02-07 12:30:35 -0700
    I buy the sunflower, not the soy, lecithin granules. I don’t used excess lecithin. For cardiovascular and vision problems, especially congestive heart problems, use taurine, as directed on the bottle. The powder is cheaper in the long run than the tablets or capsules.
  • Wayne Eskridge
    commented 2019-02-06 18:00:00 -0700
    Regarding lecithin, There are arguments both ways on it. Lecithin is a common part of plants. Much of the supplements available are made from soybeans so you do get it from a plant based diet. It is an emulsifier so it conceptually aids fat digestion but that also says to use it with meals. There are also some studies suggest that excess lecithin can be digested by bowel bacteria to form TMAO which is considered by many to be a cardiovascular problem. We are not doctors so we suggest discussing it with a qualified professional.
  • C San
    commented 2019-02-06 17:42:33 -0700 · Flag
    Thank you for the suggestion about lecithin granules. I will begin that regimen after I obtain same from store.
  • A Green
    commented 2019-02-06 16:30:24 -0700
    I’ve heard several times that taking 1 tablespoon of granules of lecithin, 3x day, will help with a fatty liver because it is a fat emulsifier. It will break up the fat from your meals and help to heal a fatty liver and diabetes. It’s better to use the granules rather than capsules.
  • Sbs Hunter
    commented 2019-01-28 01:32:20 -0700
    The liver has a great capacity to regenerate and diet and lifestyle changes can help tremendously. A diet that excludes sugar, and is low carb is very beneficial, with good fats. If the liver is in very advanced stages of cirrhosis a liver transplant may be needed.

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  • Susan West
    commented 2019-01-27 19:01:15 -0700
    Christopher Harris
    Sorry to hear you are going through this, hope the DVT is taken care of quickly. Unfortunately NAFLD/NASH often has no symptoms until it is in advanced stages, as this website provides information about. Even as a nurse I was very surprised about this. Drs. could do more screening for those who at risk, but it is not in their protocol at this time. It would be good to see a liver specialist (hepatologist), and an ultrasound, fibroscan, or liver biopsy would give you a better idea of what state your liver is in. The liver has a great capacity to regenerate and diet and lifestyle changes can help tremendously. A diet that excludes sugar, and is low carb is very beneficial, with good fats. If the liver is in very advanced stages of cirrhosis a liver transplant may be needed. I am not affiliated with this site, just someone who has been on a steep learning curve over the last few years.
  • Christopher Harris
    commented 2019-01-26 19:29:12 -0700
    Good evening,

    Yesterday I had a contrast CT of my heart and lungs, looking for a DVT blood clot that is in a very dangerous spot. When the Dr told me the CT results, she asked me if I drank alcohol, to which I replied no. In my 45 years, I can count the times I’ve drank on one hand and still have fingers left over. Anyhow, she said while they were looking for the blood clot with the contrast dye, the damaged area of my liver became visible, and given my elevated liver enzymes, she said it was very likely caused by a fatty liver. I am overweight, but this is the first I have ever heard of this. I have no idea how bad it is damaged, but when she told me about it, her upbeat, happy attitude changed to one of compassion. She told me to contact my PC first thing Monday morning.

    After lots of reading, today, I think I understand what this is, but I have no symptoms, pain, or anything. Heck, I never even know the thing is even there. I have no yellow spots, fingernails, or anything you would normally associate with liver problems.

    I am literally beside myself here. Will this keep progressing until I succumb to the effects, or is there a way to reverse it before it reaches a certain point? Is there a point of no return, or is this like a forest fire? One tiny spark and your goose is cooked??? How long can a person live once a fatty liver has started causing cirrhosis?

    Any input I can get would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you so much!

    Chris
  • Mac
    commented 2019-01-10 11:50:03 -0700
    I went for an Airforce Interview and that was what screened me out of getting that Job. Then, I look at myself without any hope again. I had another 3 test after the one at AIRFORCE hospital May 2017 making it 4 times, and it all came out positive. I had no feeling of any symptoms except the feeling of tiredness from waking up in the morning and sometimes the two tissues of my leg used to ache me. I contacted BEST HEALTH HERBAL CENTRE November last year and they gave me confident that it will be reversed completely in 6 weeks with the help of their Hepatitis B herbal remedy, which I accepted with faith. I purchased two bottle of Hepatitis B herbal remedy and i used as instructed for 6 weeks. To my greatest surprise the feeling of tiredness from waking up in the morning and the two tissues of my leg that used to ache me declined and Hepatitis B reversed completely, all in 6 weeks. The last test I had came out negative and Am ready to go back to Airforce interview soon.. for more information about BEST HEALTH HERBAL CENTRE visit their homepage: ww w .besthealthherbalcentre. c om .

    Thanks..
  • Mac
    commented 2019-01-10 11:50:01 -0700
    I went for an Airforce Interview and that was what screened me out of getting that Job. Then, I look at myself without any hope again. I had another 3 test after the one at AIRFORCE hospital May 2017 making it 4 times, and it all came out positive. I had no feeling of any symptoms except the feeling of tiredness from waking up in the morning and sometimes the two tissues of my leg used to ache me. I contacted BEST HEALTH HERBAL CENTRE November last year and they gave me confident that it will be reversed completely in 6 weeks with the help of their Hepatitis B herbal remedy, which I accepted with faith. I purchased two bottle of Hepatitis B herbal remedy and i used as instructed for 6 weeks. To my greatest surprise the feeling of tiredness from waking up in the morning and the two tissues of my leg that used to ache me declined and Hepatitis B reversed completely, all in 6 weeks. The last test I had came out negative and Am ready to go back to Airforce interview soon.. for more information about BEST HEALTH HERBAL CENTRE visit their homepage: ww w .besthealthherbalcentre. c om .

    Thanks..
  • 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 · Flag
    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
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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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