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What are the symptoms of non-alcoholic related liver disease (NAFLD)?

Because there are a number of different progression stages, NAFLD can present a number of different symptoms.

What are the symptoms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?
Because there are a number of different progression stages, NAFLD can present a number of different symptoms. However, NAFLD doesn’t often present any symptoms until the liver is severely damaged. If early stage symptoms of liver disease do appear, they may include: 

  • Abdominal pains 
  • Weight loss 
  • Yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice)
  • Feeling sick

As the damage progresses, signs and symptoms can include the following: 

  • Vomiting blood or blood in the stool
  • Swelling of the abdomen, legs and ankles
  • Confusion and drowsiness
  • Enlarged blood vessels just beneath the skin's surface
  • Itchy skin

Fatty liver

Learn more about liver disease:
 

What is the liver?

What can go wrong with the liver?

What is alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD)?

What are the symptoms of alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD)?

How is alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD) diagnosed?

What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

Am I at risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

What are the symptoms of non-alcoholic related liver disease (NAFLD)?

How is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) diagnosed?