Dr. Nadage Gunn on Fatty Liver Disease
Hepatologist, Dr. Nadege Gunn with Pinnacle Clinical and special consultant to Austin Gastro , explains Fatty Liver Disease, which affects 30% or more Americans due to the rise in obesity in this country. Obesity leads to fat in the liver, the fat causes inflammation which causes scarring, which leads to cirrhosis of the liver. If the associated complications commonly found with fatty liver disease are addressed, such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes are reversed, sometimes the cirrhosis can be reversed as well. However, if left unaddressed, that scarring (or cirrhosis) can become irreversible and can lead to significant health problems such as liver failure, liver transplant, liver cancer, and death.