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  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Elevated liver enzymes (as detected by blood tests)
  • Poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Jaundice (in rare cases)
  • Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen, in advanced cases)
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Possible Causes:

  • Alcohol consumption (alcoholic fatty liver)
  • Obesity or being overweight (nonalcoholic fatty liver)
  • Insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes
  • High intake of sugar and fructose
  • High intake of saturated and trans fats
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Certain medications (e.g. corticosteroids, tamoxifen)
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Autoimmune or inherited liver disease
  • Metabolic disorders (e.g. Wilson’s disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency)

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