Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is liver inflammation. It is caused by a buildup of fat in the liver. The fat buildup is not caused by drinking alcohol. Because of the inflammation, the liver does not work as well as it should.
NASH is part of a group of liver diseases called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. In these diseases, fat builds up in the liver and sometimes causes liver damage. This damage can get worse over time.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
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Current as of: August 9, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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