Carolyn Anderson
Carolyn Anderson, ARNP

Carolyn Anderson, ARNP

Carolyn Anderson, ARNP
Specialty

Gastroenterology

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
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Medical School

Seattle Pacific University

Board Certifications

MSN-ANP, CGRN

Professional Associations:

American Gastroenterology Association

What you can do about nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a term used to describe the presence of fat accumulation in the liver. NAFLD affects approximately 20-30% of United States population, and is most commonly diagnosed between 40 – 50 years of age. Recent studies have shown an even distribution of NAFLD between men and women.
 
A healthy liver may contain some fat. However, NAFLD occurs when the liver has trouble breaking down fats, causing excess fat to build-up in the liver. Mild fat accumulation usually does not result in inflammation of the liver. More severe fat accumulation can cause inflammation, and potential progression to cirrhosis (scarring of liver tissue). People who drink too much alcohol can get a condition similar to NAFLD, but NAFLD happens in people who do not drink alcohol or only a little alcohol.
 
We still have much to learn about the specific cause of NAFLD, but it is often associated with:
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Offices

Gastroenterology - Ballard
Swedish Tallman Professional Clinic
5350 Tallman Ave., N.W., Suite 304
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-215-4250
Fax: 206-215-4252
Map & Directions
Gastroenterology - Seattle - First Hill
1221 Madison St.
Suite 1220
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-215-4250
Fax: 206-215-4252
Map & Directions

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