What is NASH?

What you don’t know…WILL kill you! This is the case with NASH. NASH, a liver disease can progress to cancer and eventually kill the patient if not addressed and treated correctly and with time. It is important that we all know what NASH is and what our options are when we encounter a case of NASH in our lives.

NASH is one of two types of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), liver damage not caused by alcohol. Fatty Liver disease is most times caused by heavy alcohol use however, NAFLD is unique in the fact that it does not have to do with any intake of Alcohol.  One type is Simple fatty Liver and the other is NASH. NASH is the type of NAFLD that can progress to cancer or cirrhosis of the liver. NASH causes cell damage and unlike Simple fatty Liver, it will cause death due to the progression of NASH in the liver. 

NASH is sometimes nicknamed “junk food disease”, or “soda disease”. This means that it has a lot to do with food and most of all sugar intake, according to the Fatty Liver Association of America. Mostly it is caused by obesity and those who have diabetes. In order to combat NASH one must take on a whole new diet and talk to a doctor about what is available to deal with some symptoms. 

At the moment there are no cures for NASH! There are no therapies that can cure this condition so it is important that we do what we can to move science forward. If you are interested in joining medical programs on NASH call 786-713-4733 for more information. Our team can help you understand more about NASH and help you join one of our programs if you qualify. Our team will monitor you and your condition in order to make sure you receive excellent medical care and have access to drugs that are not yet available to the public for your condition. The great news is that you have a better idea of what NASH is and you can look out for any issue in the future. We will always be here to help in case you have any questions or concerns. 

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