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Hepatic Encephalopathy Treatment – Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

What is Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatic encephalopathy is a neurological (nervous system) illness caused by long, severe liver disease that is typically temporary. Toxins are difficult to remove from the bloodstream by a sick liver. Toxins build up throughout the body and migrate to the brain.

Toxicity impairs cognitive function and creates cognitive problems. Hepatic encephalopathy patients may appear confused or have difficulties understanding their thoughts. Toxins can be removed and the disease reversed with treatments. The illness may worsen and become less curable as liver illness develops.

Portosystemic encephalopathy is another name for hepatic encephalopathy. Chronic liver illness puts individuals at more risk for hepatic encephalopathy. Alcoholism, constipation, dehydration or electrolyte imbalance, digestive tract hemorrhage, infection, and kidney disease are all risk factors for this disease.

People with this disease can experience some symptoms like Anxiety or irritation, for example, Concentration problems, Changes in mood or personality, Sleep issues and decreased alertness.

Hepatic Encephalopathy Treatment - Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

Treatment of Hepatic Encephalopathy

Treatment is determined by your symptoms, general health, and the severity of the problem. It is critical to take hepatic encephalopathy drugs exactly as directed. It is possible to delay, and in some cases stop, the progression of the disease with medication. Your doctor may advise you to try one or both of these therapies.

  • To reduce the ammonia levels in the blood, a low-protein diet may be recommended, as well as medications that reduce the amount of ammonia produced by the digestive system.
  • Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat any underlying infection and may be recommended to reduce inflammation in the liver.
  • Avoid alcohol, which causes liver cell damage.
  • Sleeping pills and antidepressants are examples of drugs that impact the neurological system.
  • Eat a good diet, exercise regularly, and keep a healthy weight.
  • Take your liver disease drugs as directed.

Untreated hepatic encephalopathy can worsen and raise your risk of serious complications, so see your doctor as soon as possible.

Dr. Amit Agarwal
Director & Gastroenterologist Consultant
Agarwal Gastrocare Center Indore

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