Cutting-Edge Information About Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

It is of no surprise that alcohol consumption builds up fat in the liver. However, fatty tissues can also build up inside the lever of people who drink negligible to none. Building up of fats in the liver not only damages the organ but can lead to serious complications. This and a range of liver conditions lie under the umbrella of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).

NAFLD is increasingly common in people of all age groups in every corner of the world.


Apparently, there are no obvious symptoms of NAFLD but, when signs are present — they mostly include:

  • Abdominal pain ( upper right side)
  • Liver gets enlarged
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen belly


The absolute causes of NAFLD are still blurred. Experts reveal that there is a connection between the resistance of insulin hormone & NAFLD. When our muscles & tissues require glucose to get the energy, insulin basically helps cells to absorb glucose from the blood. This hormone also helps lever to store excess glucose. When our body gets insulin resistance, our cells do not respond to the insulin hormone in the right way. Thus layers of fat make room in the liver which can lead to liver scarring. Remember, the more scarred your liver would be, the less proper would it be functioning.


To lessen the threat of NAFLD, you should consider adopting the following habits:

  • Increase your physical activity.
  • Get your liver checked by the doctor at least thrice a year.
  • Adopt a healthy diet & lifestyle and increase your plant-based food, especially whole grains & healthy fats.
  • Maintain a healthy weight especially if you are overweight or obese.

In an upcoming medical event in Abu Dhabi, UAE, organized by Focus Gulf to be held on 22nd of February 2019, experts will be discussing emerging challenges & cutting-edge solutions to this life-threatening issue. If you’re a medical practitioner, sign up & get a chance to collaborate with high-level field maven.

(Find the complete list of UAE medical conferences 2018–19 here)

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