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Questions you or your child could ask


  • What causes NAFLD?

  • What stage is my NAFLD at? Has my liver started to scar?

  • What will happen if my NAFLD gets worse? How will I know if it is getting worse?

  • Is there anything I can do to stop it getting worse?

  • What symptoms does NAFLD cause? What can I do to help ease them?

  • Does it run in families?

  • Are there other conditions linked to NAFLD?

About tests

  • What tests will I need?

  • What do they involve?

  • What risks are there?

  • Will the tests hurt?

  • How long will I need to wait for the results?

About your treatment

  • Are there any medicines that I can take?

  • Do I need to keep taking my medicines even when I feel well?

  • Are there any medicines that I can't take?

  • What are the risks and benefits of the treatment you have offered me?

  • Are there any clinical trials that I can take part in?

  • How often will I need to come for check-ups?

About sources of information and support

  • Can you give me some information to take away?

  • Can you put me in touch with services that will help me lose weight or exercise more?

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