What are the signs and symptoms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?
With NAFLD, you may not have any signs and symptoms or you may have any of the following: • Swelling in the upper right side of your abdomen. • Pain in the upper right side of your abdomen. • A feeling of being more tired than usual. • Extra fat around your waist. • Extra fat on your upper back. • Skin darkening on your underarm and other areas where your skin touches other skin. • Constipation (hard, dry stools that are difficult to pass or that you pass less often than usual). How is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease diagnosed? Your caregiver will ask you questions about your health and symptoms. He will ask you if you have ever had problems with your liver. He may ask how often you have drinks with alcohol. Your caregiver will feel your abdomen. He may weigh you and measure your body. Your caregiver may take your blood pressure. You also may have any of the following tests: • Blood and urine tests: Your caregiver will do blood tests to check how your liver is working. He also may me