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SCRMC HealthBreak | Fibroscan

Posted on March 12, 2018

Mississippi has one of the highest incidences of fatty liver disease in the country. The main causes for which are obesity and alcohol consumption. Dr. Ezzell at South Central Gastroenterology says that fatty liver disease often offers no noticeable symptoms. That is why you should talk to your primary care provider about fatty liver disease and be screened if you drink alcohol or are overweight. The good news is that if you do need to be screened, South Central Regional Medical Center offers the first noninvasive screening technology, Fibroscan. It is very similar to an ultrasound, and is the simple, easy, painless way to check for fatty liver disease.
To learn more, call South Central Gastroenterology at (601) 649-2863 or visit