NASH syndrome: Introduction
NASH syndrome: A form of fatty liver where fat and fibrous tissue accumulate in the liver. Fatty liver is normally seen in alcoholic patients but in NASH syndrome, alcohol is not a factor. The condition may be generally asymptomatic or in some cases may lead to progressive scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver. The condition has a variable progression.
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causes, and treatments of NASH syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of NASH syndrome
- Asymptomatic in some cases
- Increased liver enzyme concentrations
- Live inflammation
- Progressive liver damage
- Tiredness - in more advanced cases
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Treatments for NASH syndrome
- Treatment involves managing obesity, high blood sugar, high blood lipids and excess iron levels if present. Alcohol should also be avoided
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NASH syndrome: Complications
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Causes of NASH syndrome
- May be associated with syndrome X. Insulin resistance is the main cause. Certain medications may also cause the condition e.g. tamoxifen, tetracycline, valproic acid, antiviral drugs, aspirin, corticosteroids and methotrexate
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NASH syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and NASH syndrome
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a variety of "good"...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of
celiac disease)....read more »
Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients
with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their primary physician.
The...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic...read more »
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NASH syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists
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NASH syndrome: Rare Types
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Definitions of NASH syndrome:
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list NASH syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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