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Fibroscan: Your Liver May Depend on It

Liver disease is often silent, progressively damaging your liver over many years without a person knowing. The fibroscan procedure changes that by bringing your liver health into the light in an easy, fast, and painless way. At Synergy Healthcare, a FREE fibroscan is a part of our Metabolic Health Initiative. Here’s why your liver may depend on it.

Why is Liver Disease “Silent?”

Liver diseases are some of the top causes of death in America. The liver is not only life-sustaining but also excellent at regenerating too! So, while most liver diseases damage the liver by chronic inflammation, as long as 25% of the liver remains healthy, the liver will continue working to heal the scarring and perform its life-sustaining functions. This is one of the many reasons most people don’t know they have liver disease because there are no alarming symptoms present until later stages.

The Liver Foundation States that: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver condition in the United States. It’s estimated that about 25 percent of adults in the U.S. have NAFLD. Of those with NAFLD, about 20 percent have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) (5% of adults in the U.S.). NASH is a more severe form of fatty liver disease where fat accumulation in the liver leads to chronic inflammation. Over time, NASH can progressively damage the liver and lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure.

Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Fibroscans Save Lives!

The fibroscan procedure uses ultrasound technology to determine the liver’s health and detect liver diseases. In the past, a biopsy was the gold standard. A sample of liver tissue is taken during a biopsy, which requires an incision, general anesthesia, and recovery time. The lab will evaluate the sample, so you also have to wait for that. The fibroscan procedure is painless, takes a few minutes, and has immediate results.

The metabolic health initiative provides free fibroscans to help with early detection of liver conditions.

If you’re at risk of liver disease or are concerned about your liver health, it’s time to take advantage of our Metabolic Health Initiative today. Our MHI aims to increase awareness of liver disease Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) caused by fat accumulation in the liver. The MHI seeks to promote liver health through diagnosis, education, and promotion of targeted treatments, including potential treatment through clinical trials. Our MHI offers the following services FREE to area participants:

  • Physician exam
  • Laboratory evaluation: Blood Count, Liver Blood Tests, Electrolytes, Blood Cholesterol Hemoglobin A1c
  • Liver Fibroscan: Liver Fibroscan assesses for the presence of liver fat as well as liver fibrosis that may cause cirrhosis and liver failure
  • Educational counseling and information material to reduce or reverse fatty liver disease
  • Referral to area internists and gastroenterologists for ongoing medical care

Start your healthier liver journey today! Call us at (941) 896-4948 or visit our website for more information.

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