What is the difference between Fatty Liver and NASH. My doctor said in addition to HEP C I had a fatty liver and it could be genetic. Does it make a difference in treatment/prognosis for hep C. Both parents are type 2 diabetics. I have HEP C, geno 1, Stage 3, "teetering" on 4.When I start treatment in the next few weeks, I understand I may have a loss of appetite. Will that get rid of the fatty liver?
I think the main difference is that with NAFLD (fatty liver), there is no inflammation process causing progressing liver damage. There simply are fat cells in the liver tissue.
With stage 3 fibrosis and chronic hepc, I'm not sure what the differences are, or how to tell what is causing the fibrosis. Fatty liver may simply be caused by the stage3/4 fibrosis.
My doc says losing weight can help to reduce fatty liver, so if one is overweight, it would be a good idea to slim down, and loss of appetite is certainly a side effect of IFN/Riba treatment. It also will improve chances of success.
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