Fatty liver disease (including NAFLD and NASH) often has little or no symptoms, particularly when fatty liver disease is mild. However, mild fatty liver disease patients may feel tired, a lose of appetite, and abdomen pain or discomfort at the level of the liver- on the right side of the body just under the ribs. This discomfort is caused by a growing amount of fat inside the liver, making the fatty liver to expand. For many people these symptoms are often unnoticeable.
As fatty liver disease get worse and the liver becomes inflamed or scarred (NASH), an inflamed liver may cause more noticeable symptoms including:
- Weight loss
- Spider-like blood vessels
- Swollen abdomen
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
- Swelling of the legs
- Pool memory and mental confusion
If you are having these fatty liver symptoms, you should visit your doctor straight away.