A Few Scary Facts

  • Statistically, if you have two friends, one of you has a fatty liver.
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the fastest growing disease condition in the United States.
  • By 2020, NAFLD will be the most common cause of liver transplants.
  • The incidence of NAFLD has increased 20 times in the last two decades.
  • Nationally, NAFLD will result in more than 5 million cases of liver cirrhosis in the next 20 years.
  • Fatty liver disease has no early symptoms and most patients are diagnosed when it is too late to avoid serious illness.

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  • Steve Walker
    commented 2017-05-29 14:29:14 -0600
    I don’t drink or smoke. I thought my health was good except for slightly overweight and diabetic. The VA kept me on Metformin and insulin more than 20 years. Blood tests and bloody urine showed that I had a kidney infection and kidney stone. A civilian hospital CTscan revealed NASH (cirrhosis and fatty liver) and kidney stone. Endoscopy revealed esophageal varices. The doctor banded the esophagus. A few weeks later, I had a near fatal episode of septic shock. I am researching what had happened to me and why the VA doctors did not help me. 27 years US Navy and Vietnam Veteran.
  • Dawn Kirshen
    commented 2017-04-07 11:37:24 -0600
    This is so true. I was never diagnosed with fatty liver. My blood tests were normal. And then they “accidentally” found esophageal varices. Cirrhosis.

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