Skip to Main Content

Managing Fatty Liver Disease with Dr. Bilal Aslam

April 05, 2023 Posted in: Health & Wellness  1 minute read time

Video Transcript

Here in the United States, the obesity epidemic is causing a condition called fatty liver disease, which has become the most common cause of liver disease, even more common than alcohol use. Dr. Bilal Asalm explains.

Bilal Aslam, MD with CHI Saint Joseph Health – Gastroenterology

It kind of creates an inflammatory process in the liver that can progress and create fibrosis and eventually turn into cirrhosis. Fatty liver disease usually does not come with symptoms per se. Most times, it's found on evaluation during basic laboratory findings. 

If you have  some evidence of it or you know these things, and there's things that you can do to mitigate your risk going forward, a focus on lifestyle modifications. If you have other comorbidities, managing those, controlling your blood pressure and hypertension and diabetes, portion control, healthy eating, and just exercise.

For more information, go to CHISaintJosephHealth.org. I'm Adrianne Flores.

Recent Articles

Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Continues Support of MoCo Transit

MAY 02, 2024

Since 2019, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling has donated thousands of dollars to Gateway Community Action to help secure low-cost public transportation for Montgomery County residents.

Read More Additional information about Saint Joseph Mount Sterling Continues Support of MoCo Transit

Opioid Stewardship Program Sets Standard for Compassionate Care

MAR 13, 2024

CHI Saint Joseph Health is expanding the Opioid Stewardship Program, established at Saint Joseph Hospital in 2019, to the ministry.

Read More Additional information about Opioid Stewardship Program Sets Standard for Compassionate Care

Collaboration - a Saint Joseph Value and Key to Success

FEB 16, 2024

The Creating Safer Neighborhoods initiative partnered with 18 different organizations in the Lexington area to bring educational programs to vulnerable communities.

Read More Additional information about Collaboration - a Saint Joseph Value and Key to Success

Subscribe for Updates


Fill out the form below to receive monthly health news and information to your inbox.

View the Latest Print Edition


Spirit of Health magazine's print edition is distributed quarterly and focuses on topics related to our CHI Saint Joseph Health purpose and values.