Hepatic encephalopathy is a condition associated with liver cirrhosis. It refers to an abnormal level of consciousness caused by liver failure when toxins start building up in the brain as the damaged liver is unable to remove them from the body. It happens due to the diversion of the portal blood into the systemic circulation and is experienced by patients who have advanced stage of liver dysfunction. It is also a result of the impact of neurotoxic substances, which take a seat into the body after cirrhosis or portal hypertension sets in.
Some of the signs and symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy include disturbed sleep pattern (awake during the night and sleepy during the day), edema of legs, jaundice, ascites, low appetite, fatigue, amnesia, disturbed mind, personality changes, lethargy, pain in the abdomen, loss of memory, coma, and seizure. Hepatic encephalopathy is diagnosed through CT scan, liver function tests, and liver biopsy. Since it is a complicated stage of liver failure, multiple and advanced tests are necessary to establish that it is indeed hepatic encephalopathy. Allopathic medicines, especially antibiotics, are prescribed to treat this condition but they are harsh on the body and also have side effects. On the other hand, Ayurvedic remedies are free from side effects and also bring lasting relief in this disorder.
So, here are some effective natural remedies to treat the condition.
Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious disease of the liver that can turn fatal if not diagnosed and treated on time. The above mentioned Ayurvedic remedies are known to be helpful in treating this condition but one must always take advice from an Ayurvedic practitioner before going for any of these remedies. Self-medication can be dangerous and proper diagnosis is a must."