Do You Have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in the United States and can progress to cirrhosis or End Stage Liver Disease.  Risk factors include being overweight or obese, having Type 2 Diabetes or pre-diabetes, abnormal cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and obstructive sleep apnea.  The good news is that this disorder is reversible. The Fatty Liver Clinic provides screening for NAFLD, workup for co-morbid conditions, and management through lifestyle interventions and therapies to reverse this disorder. 
If you have been diagnosed with fatty liver disease or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), or are concerned a patient may have this disorder, consider a referral to the Fatty Liver Clinic.

Treatment of NAFLD

Through a comprehensive workup, our providers can identify risk factors and other potentially contributing disorders to NAFLD, stage the severity of NAFLD and routinely monitor for progression of the disease. 
Lifestyle modifications are the foundation for management of NAFLD at any stage, which is promoted with help from nutritionists and weight loss experts.
In addition, the Fatty Liver Clinic can help manage contributing disorders such as:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • High Blood Pressure 
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Advanced Fibrosis/Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Complications of Cirrhosis

Why Choose our Fatty Liver Clinic?

Unlike others who typically rely on liver biopsy for diagnosing and staging of NAFLD, we stress the use of noninvasive techniques to screen and stratify patients.  Usually this requires simple blood tests and use of imaging, such as ultrasound and tissue elastography to detect the presence, severity, and progression of NAFLD.  Rarely do we recommend liver biopsy.

Our Providers

  

Thomas Jensen, MD
Diabetes and Endocrinology

Amanda Wieland, MD
Hepatology and Transplant

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call the UCHealth Diabetes and Endocrinology clinic at (720) 848.2650