Fatty Liver/Fibro Scans in Las Vegas, NV
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About Fatty Liver/Fibro Scans
With fatty liver disease (hepatic steatosis), fat builds up excessively in the liver cells, which causes liver inflammation and can lead to scarring and irrecoverable damage. There are two primary types of fatty liver disease: NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease) and alcoholic steatohepatitis (alcoholic fatty liver disease). The condition can intensify and develop into liver cirrhosis, medically known as hepatic cirrhosis, and eventually liver failure.
To understand the symptoms of fatty liver disease and monitor how your body copes with the condition, we offer the FibroScan®, which uses advanced technology to assess the state and function of your liver and provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan without invasively examining the liver. Our practice is one of the few facilities that feature the FibroScan in the Clark County area. Clinical Research of South Nevada offers treatment and patient-centered care. Schedule an appointment at our Las Vegas, NV office to learn more about treating this disease.
What Are the Causes of Fatty Liver Disease?
Fatty liver disease may present as non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease) or alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD). The causes of the non-alcoholic condition are often associated with obesity, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), and elevated lipid levels in the blood. AFLD is caused by consuming an extreme amount of alcohol.
Treatments vary, depending on the type of fatty liver disease and how damaged the liver is. Our physician, Dr. Roger Estevez, may suggest the following treatments:
- Weight loss
- Hepatitis A and B vaccinations
- Liver transplant
- Avoiding alcohol (if alcoholic fatty liver disease is present)
Generally, a liver biopsy, which involves an examination of a small portion of the liver, can help diagnose the disease, but a FibroScan test offers a noninvasive imaging technique for a broader examination of the whole liver. A sensor will be placed on your skin right above your liver. This special sensor emits sound waves through your liver to measure the rate at which sound travels through the organ. The FibroScan system then generates a series of results that your physician will utilize to evaluate the amount of stiffness (fibrosis) present within your liver. The procedure requires no sedation and is completed within 10 – 15 minutes.
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Clinical Research of South Nevada offers specialized care for patients who have fatty liver disease. Our physician uses FibroScan technology to monitor the disease and its effect on the liver. If you suspect you have or have been diagnosed with this deadly condition, connect with our office in Las Vegas, NV to promptly receive care.