A NASH diagnosis is characterized by NAFLD with steatosis (retaining excess fatty tissue), liver cell injury, liver cell death, and inflammation. Other symptoms include:
• Loss of appetite
• Swelling in the legs
• Slurred speech
• Abdominal discomfort
In most cases, NASH is the consequence of a diet high in fat and sugar, and a lack of physical activity. With lifestyle changes – like healthier eating and exercise – the liver can actually begin to repair itself. But if you’ve recently been diagnosed with NASH, it can be hard to know what steps to take.