How NASH can harm your health

NASH can impact more than your liver. It may be associated with other health problems.

NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) can scar your liver and lead to cirrhosis (severe scarring or fibrosis), liver cancer, the need for a liver transplant, and even death. NASH is associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.

NASH can directly increase your risk of:

Cirrhosis

1 in 4 people with NASH and scarring will develop cirrhosis (severe scarring) in as little as 2 years

Liver transplant

NASH is the leading cause of liver transplants in women, and the second leading cause in men

Liver cancer

As many as 1 in 4 people with NASH and cirrhosis get liver cancer, but liver cancer can also occur in people who have NASH without cirrhosis

Shortened life span

NASH can shorten life expectancy by as much as 6 years

Additionally, NASH is associated with:

Type 2 diabetes

Heart disease

LIVER FACT

NASH could soon become the #1 reason for liver transplants among men and women in the US,

beating out other forms of hepatitis and alcohol abuse. NASH is currently the #1 cause for liver transplant in women.

ATTENTION: Scarring in progress

Don’t wait to get tested if you think you may have NASH.

Having a doctor check for NASH is important because most people don’t have any symptoms in the early stages.

While NASH can have severe health consequences, the liver has amazing powers of recovery. There are steps you can take now to help slow or even reverse the disease. Get tips

While NASH can have severe health consequences, the liver has amazing powers of recovery. There are steps you can take now to help slow or even reverse the disease.
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