Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease | Treatment

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How is NAFLD treated?

People who have NAFLD usually do not need treatment. The most important thing is to focus on what has caused your NAFLD. Losing weight gradually (1 to 2 pounds per week) may reduce the amount of fat in your liver. However, losing weight quickly may make NAFLD worse. Ask your doctor for advice on how to lose weight in a safe and healthy way. If your cholesterol and blood sugar levels are high, your doctor may give you medicine to lower them. If a medicine you take is causing your NAFLD, your doctor may consider switching you to a different medicine.

Source

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by M Bayard, J Holt, E Boroughs (American Family Physician June 01, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060601/1961.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 12/06

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