Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is having excessive fat (in the form of triglycerides) accumulation not due to excessive alcohol consumption or other secondary causes.

It is considered as a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome.

Progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is variable.

Follow Up

  • Patient’s follow-up schedule may vary depending on local protocol, patient’s response and risk factors
  • After 6 months, evaluate weight loss, exercise, diet and lifestyle changes
  • Twice annually the following tests should be done:
    • Blood test with platelet count
    • Liver biochemical tests
    • Prothrombin time
  • Depending on risk factors present, do the following every 1-2 years:
    • Screen for cardiovascular risk
    • Liver biopsy
  • Imaging tests can only be done when indicated
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