Fatty liver (hepatic steatosis) is a condition in which a patient has excess fat tissue in his or her liver. The liver is involved in processing everything we eat or drink, and having extra fat in this essential organ affects our digestion and almost every other process in our body.
Causes of fatty liver include:
- Rapid weight loss
Fatty liver can be detected by a doctor in a routine physical exam. More than three million people are diagnosed with fatty liver in the United States every year, and while it cannot be cured, it can be treated and managed by the right care plan. If left untreated, fatty liver can lead to more serious liver issues.
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