Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease
Dietetic Gut Clinic
Once you have been diagnosed with Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease, your GP or Gastroenterologist may advise you to see a Gastrointestinal Dietitian at the Dietetic Gut Clinic. Management of Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease is one of the services our team has been offering to patients in Perth since the launch of our Gut Clinic in Nedlands and Murdoch.
What is a Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease?
Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease (MAFLD) is a condition where excess fat builds up in the liver. Risk factors include being obese or overweight, having diabetes, having high blood cholesterol and triglyceride (a type of blood fat) levels.
In the past, fatty liver was called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, also known as NAFLD. Recently however, a decision was made between clinicians and patients to change the name to MAFLD to better describe the condition.
What are the effects of MAFLD?
MAFLD can: Increase your risk of diabetes, heart attack or stroke. Progress to more severe liver disease. The fat around the liver can cause inflammation of the liver. Ongoing inflammation may cause cirrhosis (irreversible scarring of the liver), which can lead to liver failure.
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What should you do if you have MAFLD?
Lifesyle fact play a key role in the course of this condition. Taking steps such as participating in regular exercise, avoid smoking and alcohol, following a NAFLD Diet or MAFLD Diet, have good blood sugar control (if you have diabetes), treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Diet modification plays a key role in the management of this conditions, with strong evidence on the Mediterranean diet.
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Why Dietetic Gut Clinic for Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease?
The Dietetic Gut Clinic is a Perth based private practice with special focus on diet and gastrointestinal health and disease.
We believe that Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease is best managed by gastrointestinal dietitian with an interest in that field.
At Dietetic Gut Clinic our mission is to empower and support our patients, to take charge of their digestive condition and health in order to optimise their quality of life.
We have clinics both north and south of the river which means that we are able to accommodate patients across the Perth metropolitan area, in addition to also providing Telehealth services.
Our specialised MAFLD Program, is a comprehensive personalised program, designed by our Gut Health Dietitian which includes specialised MAFLD content, meal plan and recipes designed to optimise the management of your condition.
You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for your dietary consultation. In order to receive a Medicare rebate, you must obtain a care plan from your GP. Medicare rebates can be processed in our office at the time of your consultation. Out of pocket expenses apply for dietitian consultations.