The Full form of AFLD is Alcoholic fatty liver disease (alcoholic steatohepatitis), or AFLD stands for Alcoholic fatty liver disease (alcoholic steatohepatitis), or the full name of given abbreviation is Alcoholic fatty liver disease (alcoholic steatohepatitis).
AFLD (Alcoholic fatty liver disease (alcoholic steatohepatitis))
Alcoholic fatty liver disease (alcoholic steatohepatitis) is known as AFLD, There are 3 types of liver disease related to alcohol consumption: fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, or cirrhosis.
The causes are alcoholism, obesity, diabetes and infections. Symptoms are weakness, weightloss and abdominal discomfort. Treatment includes attending the underlying cause.
Fatty liver could be symptomless for many years or decades. Notable symptoms include:
- Enlarged liver
- Pain in the area of liver
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Trouble concentrating and making decisions
- Dark coloured skin on the neck or under the arms
- In alcoholic liver disease, the symptoms worsen following a period of heavy drinking
There is no specific treatment for fatty liver. It is a reversible condition that can be managed by making some lifestyle modifications to treat the underlying cause. Medications to manage conditions such as increased blood sugar and cholesterol levels may be prescribed.
- If the cause is alcohol abuse, quit drinking.
- If the cause is a prolonged diet containing foods with a high proportion of calories coming from lipids, undergo a weight loss program.
Fatty liver occurs when the body creates excessive fat or cannot quickly metabolise fat. Common causes of fatty liver include:
- Gender: Women are more prone to fatty liver than men, because of difference in working of liver
- Family history
- Obesity and overweight
- High blood cholesterol levels
- Hepatitis C infection
- Increased amounts of iron in the body
- Certain medications such as aspirin, steroids, tetracycline
- Autoimmune disease
- Weight loss
AFLD all full forms
All the above full forms are related to AFLD. A little information is given about one of these full forms. If you are not satisfied with the information given about 'Alcoholic fatty liver disease (alcoholic steatohepatitis) (AFLD)', then comment. Or if you know more about 'Alcoholic fatty liver disease (alcoholic steatohepatitis) (AFLD)', then write.