NASH kNOWledge Launches Spanish-Language Website for Liver Patients

NASH kNOWledge, a non-profit corporation created to provide education and awareness about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), recently launched a Spanish-language website to address the need for about this silent “pandemic” in the United States.

The higadograso.org site was specifically designed for Hispanic/Latino communities who, due to the lack of resources aimed at this population, are at high risk of contracting both conditions.

Seeking to fill this gap, the new platform offers free downloadable videos and content that can be used by both healthcare professionals and their patients or caregivers.

“We believe our website is a first step in making much-needed information available to an at-risk and sub-priority population,” said Gina Madison, Executive Director of NASH kNOWledge.

Madison also noted:

NASH kNOWledge looks forward to working with others who share our goal of providing education and awareness to the Hispanic/Latino population about this silent epidemic.

According to data provided by NASH kNOWledge, nearly 100 million Americans, including a growing number of children, have NAFLD.

“Studies have shown that approximately half of Hispanics/Latinos are affected by NAFLD, with those of Mexican descent being most at risk,” he points out.

One of the biggest challenges with this physical condition is that the majority of those who suffer from it are unaware of it due to the lack of symptoms and little public awareness.

NASH kNOWledge is a 501 c3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

NASH knowledge logo. Image: Newswire.

The target audience for NASH kNOWledge is the general public and people newly diagnosed with NAFLD or NASH.

It accomplishes its mission through a variety of efforts, including the creation and distribution of brochures and other reference materials; produce and broadcast professional documentaries; organize events and participate in health fairs and local events; speaking before civic, business and community health organizations; and building partnerships with health care and other like-minded organizations.

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