Elevated liver enzymes

4. Fatty liver disease

A) Causes of fatty liver disease

Fatty liver disease is an increasingly common condition, often caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and poor dietary habits. It occurs when excess fat accumulates in the liver and can lead to severe complications if left untreated.

The two most common types of fatty liver disease are alcoholic fatty liver disease, caused by excessive alcohol consumption, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is caused by other factors such as obesity and diabetes.

As noted, fatty liver disease is sometimes considered under the spectrum of alcoholic liver disease, but that is not always the case. Sometimes dietary choices are the cause, and sometimes there is no traceable cause, probably due to genetic predisposition.