NASH is a very similar condition to alcoholic liver disease.

In NASH, there is an accumulation of excess fat, inflammation, damage, and scarring, in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. NASH is often called silent liver disease, because it has almost no symptoms. The people who are affected by it often feel well, and are unaware that there’s even a problem. NASH is very serious and can lead to cirrhosis of the liver.

Let me explain how it happens.

Sugar is composed of glucose and fructose. Fructose and alcohol are both processed by the liver. If you think about it, alcohol is just sugar that’s been fermented. The liver uses fructose to create fat. Given enough fructose, fat begins to accumulate in the liver. A buildup of fat in the liver causes a condition known as called Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). 1 in 3 adults, and 1 in 10 children in America have NAFLD. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can become Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Astonishingly, you don’t have to be a drinker to develop cirrhosis of the liver, and Nash is now reported to be the most rapidly increasing indication for liver transplantation in young adults in the United States.

A recent study found that the number of liver transplants performed for NASH cirrhosis increased from 0.53% in 2002 to 4.46% in 2012.
As reported in an article in the August 25, 2016 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, cirrhosis is the 8th leading cause of death in the USA and the 13th leading cause of death globally, representing a 45.6% increase worldwide since 1990.
Due to the increasing prevalence of NAFLD, cirrhosis related to NASH is predicted to become the most common reason for orthotopic liver transplantation in the USA. Diagnosis often occurs after a liver enzyme test comes back a little elevated, but NAFLD can be present even with a normal liver blood test result. The best way to screen for NAFLD is with an ultrasound of the liver.
The Good news is since NAFLD is caused by a high sugar diet, it can easily be prevented, and in many cases be reversed by the implementation a healthy diet.

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