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?
Treatment for this problem includes changing your lifestyle and diet completely. Detoxifying diets are given, smoking and drinking should be avoided and also exercising is very crucial. Alongside antibiotics are given to give your body a boost with laxatives to flush out these toxins correctly.
DID YOU KNOW?
If not treated, the problem would just tend to aggravate eventually leading to future brain function complications - and in rare cases coma and death too.