Every year millions of people are told they have a form of liver disease called NASH. For many patients, the diagnosis comes as a surprise since NASH can develop with few to no serious symptoms. Patients are typically counseled to undergo lifestyle changes such as weight loss to slow disease progression. This is because prolonged liver inflammation can lead to even more serious disease, such as cirrhosis or cancer.
In the early stages of NASH, people will often not experience any symptoms. Most people feel normal and are not aware that they have the condition. However, after several years of damage to the liver, people may start to experience the following symptoms:
There are opportunities for people with NASH and healthy volunteers to contribute to NASH clinical research, and potentially change the future treatment of this life-limiting condition.
The resources below provide further information on NASH and advice on taking part in clinical research.