NASH is a silent disease with few or no symptoms.
More than 80 million Americans have NAFLD in some form.
NASH can cause ongoing liver damage. If left untreated, this liver damage can lead to: Advanced fibrosis or scarring, Cirrhosis of the liver, Liver cancer, Liver failure, Liver transplant
NASH is most often found in people between the ages of 40 and 60. However, NASH is becoming more common in kids. Part of the reason? Because childhood obesity has become more common. In one study of fatty liver disease in children, about 23 percent of those with too much fat in the liver had NASH.
NASH is more likely to occur in people who are: —Older (although children can also get it) —Diabetic (type 2 diabetes) —Hispanic or Asian —High blood pressure sufferers —Post-menopausal women —Obese with belly fat or a large waist size —Obstructive sleep apnea sufferers.
-Most people who have NASH are 40 to 60 years old.
-23% of those with too much fat in the liver had NASH. -Prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD by eating a healthy diet.