Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH is liver inflammation caused by a buildup of fat in the liver. NASH is similar to the kind of liver disease that is caused by long-term alcohol abuse. However, NASH occurs in patients with no history of alcohol abuse. While the exact cause is unknown, experts believe that environmental and hereditary factors play a roll in explaining why some people with fatty liver develop NASH and some don’t. Also, people that are obese, have type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, or metabolic syndrome are at a higher risk for developing the disease. Some of the symptoms include fatique, unexplained weight loss, weakness, and stomach ache in the upper right part of your belly. However, it may take many years for NASH to become severe enough to cause symptoms.
Different types of NASH include NASH with bridging fibrosis, and NASH with compensated cirrhosis.
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