Health At Every Size, or HAES, is a weight-neutral approach to health, independent of weight that can help you achieve health and well-being.
Obesity is a chronic disease in which someone has an excess of fat that negatively impacts their health. The calculation of body mass index (BMI) is typically used to measure if someone has obesity (overweight).
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) happens when your liver stores too much fat and it is not related to heavy alcohol use. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, is a more severe form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease that causes inflammation, called hepatitis, and liver cell damage.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or just acid reflux, is when stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus. Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD.
Cirrhosis is permanent damage to the liver by chronic diseases, such as viral hepatitis, NAFLD or long-term alcohol abuse.
Barrett’s esophagus is when the cells lining the esophagus — the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach — change into the cells lining the intestine. The test for Barrett’s is an endoscopy.