Fatty liver disease is killing us!

Recently, we talked about different disease of the hepatobiliary system, the cancer of liver and liver transplant with Dr Desmond Wai, Senior Consultant, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore. His clinical interests include transplant hepatology and gastroenterology. He had received numerous awards.

Liver disease can be inherited (genetic) or caused by a variety of factors that damage the liver, such as viruses and alcohol use. Obesity is also associated with liver damage.

Over time, damage to the liver results in scarring (cirrhosis), which can lead to liver failure, a life-threatening condition.

Dr Desmond informed that almost half of the population in Bangladesh are suffering from fatty liver. This disease is going to be the most common liver disease in coming years.

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