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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, irritable bowel syndrome, 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" 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 more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child 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) more »

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