As more fat builds up in the organ, resulting in scar tissue, other symptoms can appear, such as:
- Abdominal swelling (ascites)
- Enlarged blood vessels just beneath the skin’s surface
- Enlarged spleen
- Red palms
- Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice).
Having a high level of fat in the liver is associated with diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes, the NHS adds.
“If you’re diagnosed with the condition it’s a good idea to take steps to stop it getting any worse,” the health body says.
There is no specific medication people can take to manage non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.