When a liver problem is suspected, FibroScan testing may be recommended to assess the level of fat and scarring (fibrosis) in the liver.
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) results from a buildup of fat in the liver, and can cause cirrhosis and serious organ damage without care.
Left untreated, a fatty liver can lead to cirrhosis, a concerning health problem that causes scarring in the liver and can impair its function.
Each year 62 million Americans are diagnosed with a digestive disorder. The incidence and prevalence of most digestive diseases increase with age. Other exceptions include hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic liver disease, which occur more commonly among young and middle-aged adults.
Colon cancer is a malignancy that begins in the colon or large intestine. The large intestine is a long tube-like organ near the end of the digestive system. After food passes through the stomach and small intestine, the colon is responsible for removing fluid and some nutrients from the food you eat. The colon then pushes the remaining solid waste into the rectum where it can be expelled from the body.