QUICK FACTS: NONALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS
Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) is usually a silent disease with few or no symptoms.
As NASH progresses and liver damage gets worse, you may start to have symptoms such as:
Although Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) has become more common, its underlying cause is still not clear. It’s most likely caused by a combination of your family history and things in your environment.
Risk factors are things that make a health problem more likely. Risk factors for NASH and liver damage include:
Medical history review and review of symptoms
Blood test panels
Imaging studies (abdominal ultrasound, CT scan, MRI scan)
There is currently no specific therapies for NASH. Recommendations may include:
Follow a balanced and healthy diet
Increase physical activity
Avoid unnecessary medications