Fatty liver disease is one of the most common chronic conditions affecting people globally. Fatty liver develops when an excess amount of fat builds up in the liver cells. However, it is normal to have a certain amount of fat, but the liver is termed as fatty liver if more than 5% of it is fat.
Excessive consumption of alcohol is one of the causes of fatty liver. On the other hand, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL) accounts for most common type of fatty liver disease in adults.
NAFL is curable in the initial stage of liver disease but if it goes undiagnosed and left untreated over time, NAFL may lead to more serious liver condition known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH.
Dietary modifications and lifestyle changes help in dealing with issues related to fatty liver. Read the infographic to know more.