Fatty liver disease can occur in patients because:
alcohol consumption, certain kinds of medications taken
(like steriods), weight gain (obesity), fast weight loss,
malnourishment, diabetes, insulin resistance,
high cholesterol/triglyceride levels, and others.
Some women can develop it in the third trimester of
Not all people develop this. Even thin people have
been known to have it.
There is about 5% fat inside a healthy liver. If the
fat continues to build up there...it can damage the
liver cells and cause inflammation of the liver which
would lead to the liver enlarging in size. Most
of the time, it can be reversed if the cause
is found and stopped or treatment is given early on.
It is good for the doctor to check, during a normal
blood testing, to include the tests to check the liver.
This way it can be an early diagnosis.
caregiver to a liver transplant patient