Your doctor has diagnosed you with a fatty liver. It’s a diagnosis many people don’t fully understand. While the condition may not be harmful in some individuals, in others it can lead to more severe forms of liver damage. It occurs when your body cannot properly process the excess calories you consume and the excess fat that is thereby generated, and fats inappropriately builds up in liver cells. A liver specialist at Gastrointestinal Specialists of Georgia will tell you how severe the condition is, based on test results, and will recommend appropriate treatment methods.