Posts Tagged ‘disease awareness’

MASLD and MASH: Unknown Risks of Obesity and Diabetes

July 23, 2024 — Liver disease is frighteningly common worldwide. Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease, or MASLD, is an umbrella term describing conditions related to a buildup of fat in the liver. Formerly known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, this condition affects 1 in 4 people worldwide. Among those with type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, obesity, or all three, […]

Is Awareness of Excess Weight a Problem?

July 20, 2019 — Are we all sufficiently aware of our weight? Many answers might come to mind for such a broad question. Health professionals offer honest accounts of patients with severe obesity and no idea that it might have an effect on their health. Patients tell of health professionals who suggest all their symptoms are due to obesity […]

NASH: The Invisible Complication of Untreated Obesity

November 28, 2017 — When most people think about obesity, the only complication they think of is type 2 diabetes. Quite a few people (but not a majority) think of heart disease. But few people think about liver disease. Unfortunately, Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) can be one of the most serious complications a person with obesity will face. NASH is […]