If the cause is alcohol consumption, weight gain,
cholesterol/triglyceride related...following the doctors
instructions can cause this problem to be reversed.
Medication from the doctor can be given to treat
any inflammation that may have developed.
The liver cells can heal. Up to this point...the answer
However, if the damage of the cells get to the point
where the liver cells start to die off...it is not
reversible. The reason is, that when the cells die,
scar tissue forms inside the liver that blocks the
flow of blood to any healthy cells left and they die
also (this includes the ones that try to regenerate).
That is Cirrhosis.
Simple fatty liver doesn't always cause a problem
in the liver. However, if damage occurs to the
cells (from the fat build up) that causes the immune system to respond to this and this causes inflammation in the liver..it is becoming quite serous then.
NASH is Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
Steato means fat, hepat means liver, itis means
You already know about Cirrhosis.
Hope this information is of some help to you
caregiver to a liver transplant patient