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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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, ...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...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 abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal...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 ...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 reasons are multifactorial.
Possible conditions include ...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 ulcer, ...read more »
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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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