Reason behind fatty liver

Fatty liver disease can be caused by :

* Alcohol

* Obesity

* Starvation

* Diabetes mellitus

* corticosteroids

* Poisons (carbon tetrachloride and yellow phosphorus)

* Cushing’s syndrome

* Hyperlipidemia

* Pregnancy

In addition to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) which are considered primary fatty liver diseases, there are also secondary fatty liver diseases. These include alcohol liver disease or ALD, chronic viral hepatitis C (HCV), chronic viral hepatitis B (HBV), chronic autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), and Wilson’s disease.

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