WATCH: Dr. Ashwini Mehta says liver disease is prevalent, gives tips to prevent it

ETN: Dr. Ashwini Mehta explains fatty liver disease prevention

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Hepatologist Dr. Ashwini Mehta briefly discussed on East Texas Now the current fatty liver epidemic in Texas. Fatty liver is a silent disease with minimal symptoms that, if untreated, leads to liver cancer and cirrhosis, it has become the number one reason for liver transplant in Texas. Doctors are seeing the growing numbers of fatty liver in younger people and faster progression, especially in East Texas, Dr. Mehta says.

Dr. Mehta explains the important role your liver plays and helps shed light on fatty liver prevention, diagnosing, and treatment.

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