I do a lot of volunteer work with the American Liver Foundation. This frequently puts me in social settings at food & drink events where, upon hearing the name of the organization, I’m immediately confronted with the biggest stigma of Liver Disease. “Isn’t it a little odd to be talking about liver disease while holding a beer?”
I love these conversations, because the juxtaposition creates a teachable moment that is more likely than not to be remembered.
My response blows up their preconceptions. “Actually, there are over one-hundred types of liver disease that have nothing to do with alcohol. NASH is a serious progressive liver disease affecting over twenty million American’s alone”.Continue reading “The Stigma of Liver Disease”