Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 9:24 AM
A new test could make diagnosing fatty liver disease as easy as blowing up a balloon.
Most kids are not fans of going to the doctor. Being poked and prodded is not a pleasant experience, but sometimes pain and discomfort are necessary in order to diagnose and treat some serious diseases. Among children, fatty liver disease is the most common liver disease and the number one cause of liver transplants. What kids have to go through to diagnose this problem is no picnic. But, a new test in development could make diagnosing fatty liver disease, and other obesity-related diseases, as easy as blowing up a balloon.
This list of screenings is free and include some or all of the following obesity-related tests: blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index and cholesterol.