Extra mural lecture on NAFLD

Aligarh: Even as the high risk factors leading to the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are obesity, gastric bypass surgery, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes; the main causes for the disease are still unknown, said Prof Kauser Usman (Head, Department of Geriatric Medicine, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow).

He was delivering the online extra mural lecture on ‘Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)-In emerging spectrum of Diabetes’ organised by the Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Prof Usman pointed out that usually people suffering with NAFLD show no symptoms, however in some cases, people may experience fatigue, pain and weight loss.

Over time, inflammation and scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) can occur, he said.

“NAFLD is one of the most common liver disorders and is projected to be the most common cause of cirrhosis and liver transplant in the past decade,” emphasised Prof Usman.

He categorically pointed out that since NAFLD is emerging as a big health problem, diabetic people should always be assessed for NAFLD and vice versa.

Speaking on ‘Scope of Ilaj bit Tadbeer in neurological disorders’, the other guest speaker, Prof Abdul Nasir Ansari (Head, Department of Ilaj bit Tadbeer, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bengaluru) deliberated various aspects of neurological disorders, their clinical implications, investigation based diagnosis and the role of Ilaj bit Tadbeer in the cure.

In the concluding remarks, Prof Abdul Mannan, Dean Faculty of Unani Medicine said that the accelerating burden of the disease shows that even advancements in medical sciences have fallen short to find the proper prevention methods.

“It is high time to rethink the strategies and the line of treatment,” he added.

In the welcome address, Prof M Anwar (Convener of the lecture) informed that more than 250 participants registered to attend the lecture from various parts of India.

Dr Abdul Aziz Khan moderated the programme, while Dr Ammar Ibne Anwar extended the vote of thanks.

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