Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India - Glossary

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Fibrosis: The growth of fibrous tissue.

Hepatitis C
: A form of hepatitis caused by the hepatitis C virus, which is transmitted through sexual contact or contact with infected blood or body fluids.

Obesity
: Overweight

Hypertension: Increase in blood pressure.

Fatigue: Feeling weak.

Headache: Pain or discomfort of the head, upper face, scalp, or neck region

MRI: A painless method using magnetic fields for taking pictures of internal organs.

CAT scan: Computerized axial tomography scan. An imaging technique that uses a computer to organize the information from multiple x-ray views and construct a cross-sectional image of areas inside the body. Also called CT scan.

Endoscopy: The use of a thin, lighted tube (called an endoscope) to examine the inside of the body.

Diabetes: A condition in which the body cannot properly store or use glucose (sugar), the body''s main source of energy.

Ultrasound: A diagnostic imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves and a computer to create images of blood vessels, tissues, and organs. Ultrasounds are used to view internal organs as they function, and to assess blood flow through various vessels.

Hyperlipidemia
: Excessive amount of fat in the blood.

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