Thank you for allowing me into the forum. I have been told today that I have NAFLD and I am in shock and also concerned. I appreciate that it can be because I am a little overweight and I am working on losing this, and have been since January this year. I eat a predominantly healthy diet, don’t eat processed foods, fry food I don’t drink much alcohol at all etc so I am reeling a little with the diagnosis.
I have been getting pain in my right arm/shoulder/back and have a lot of fatigue and I was originally sent to the rheumatologist and checked for arthritis. I am concerned as this has been going on for almost 18 months now so I wonder what damage have I done whilst I wasn’t aware there was a problem with my liver.
I have read up on the condition but I’m unsure of how bad this is for me. Sorry if that sounds silly, but whilst some sites say it’s not serious and can be managed through diet and exercise etc (which is fab) others say it can cause heart problems etc and I have already had a TIA almost 3 yrs ago.
Any advice I can get I appreciate as I don’t see my GP until Tuesday for a definitive diagnosis. ( The HCA told me today when she was drawing bloods for a further LFT) which I know that she shouldn’t have, but I’m pleased in a way she did so I can start the process of trying to put things right with diet etc.
Thanks in advance.