The numbers are startling: One hundred million Americans have a fatty liver. Twenty million will develop liver fibrosis disease as a result of it…And, approximately five million will progress to liver cirrhosis or Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), which can lead to end stage liver failure.
The shocking part: in spite of their deadly potential, the symptoms of fatty liver diseases are subtle and easily overlooked by doctors and patients.
In an effort to educate Americans about including fatty liver diseases in conversations with their healthcare providers, the non-profit Global Liver Institute is marking June 12 as International NASH Day.
In addition to coordinating worldwide educational events, Donna R. Cryer, JD, CEO of the Global Liver Institute, is taking to the airwaves to advocate for early detection and diagnosis of fatty liver diseases.
Cryer, a liver transplant patient herself, along with Wayne Eskridge, Founder and CEO of the Fatty Liver Foundation, discuss International NASH Day to educate people about liver health.
More information: www.globalliver.org