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.
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:
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.
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