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NASH syndrome

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, 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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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with NASH syndrome?

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, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, 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, more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be 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 more »

Chronic liver disease often undiagnosed: One study reported that 50% of patients with a chronic liver disease remain undiagnosed by their 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 more »

NASH syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: NASH syndrome

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NASH syndrome: Rare Types

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NASH syndrome: Animations

Statistics for NASH syndrome

NASH syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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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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