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Fatty Liver Disease (cont.)

Fatty Liver Symptoms

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For the majority of patients, NAFLD is a benign disease and is not associated with any symptoms. It is only when the liver manifests signs of inflammation, either NASH or alcoholic steatohepatitis, that the patient may experience symptoms. As with other types of hepatitis, the initial symptoms are non-specific and include malaise, fatigue, and upper abdominal fullness and discomfort.

If steatohepatitis progresses to cirrhosis, symptoms of liver failure may develop. Symptoms of liver failure include:

  • jaundice (because of the accumulation of bilirubin),
  • ascites and edema (swelling of the body) due of decreased protein production by the liver,
  • increased bruising, and
  • associated mental confusion.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2014
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