What is NASH?
Fatty liver disease can become NASH and you may not know it. Here’s how it happens.
Fatty liver disease happens in stages. The first is fatty liver, where there’s a buildup of fat in the liver. Some people with fatty liver can develop a more severe form of the disease called NASH, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. This happens when the fat in your liver becomes toxic to you, killing liver cells and making the liver inflamed. NASH can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure, the need for a transplant, and even death. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for NASH and steps you can take to manage fatty liver disease.
Just like your skin, your liver can scar when injured. The only difference is you can’t see or feel the scarring in your liver.
See how NASH progresses
Click on the different stages below to learn about each one
The 1 in 4 rule
~1 in 4 people with fatty liver disease will develop NASH.
~1 in 4 people with NASH will develop cirrhosis (severe scarring).