Doctors for Hepatic Encephalopathy in Sector-100, Gurgaon
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Hepatic Encephalopathy is a disorder in the functioning of the brain that occurs as a result of severe liver disease. As a result, the liver is unable to adequately break down toxins from the blood and this causes a buildup of toxins which can lead to brain damage. However, it is always recommended to visit a Gastroenterologist/General Physician and undergo a body check up if a person is undergoing symptoms such as difficulty in thinking, personality changes, poor concentration, forgetfulness, and breath odour.
HOW IS HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
Hepatic Encephalopathy can be caused by kidney problems, low oxygen levels, surgery/trauma, fatigue and dehydration, among others.
HOW IS HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY TREATED?
In case of Hepatic Encephalopathy, the doctor conducts a complete blood count to check the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Also, imaging tests such as CT scan and MRI are conducted to diagnose Hepatic Encephalopathy.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hepatic Encephalopathy can either be acute or chronic and in severe cases, a person may slip into coma.