I think my husband may have hepatic encephalopathy. What can they do?

Treat liver. Treatment involves treating the underlying liver disease, treat other problems that can make the problem worse such as infection, and medications to lower ammonia levels, ammonia being one the the toxins the damaged liver does not handle well.

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Is there anyway to get my husband who is deteriorating from cirrhosis & showing signs of hepatic encephalopathy to go the er, he refuses to go.

Call 911. You call 911. You tell the operator that your husband is deteriorating and going into a coma from cirrhosis. No argument. Let the mental health and ambulance and police get him to a safe place urgently. Read more...
911 will help you. Please call 911 if your husband is abusive, violent, confused, incoherent, hallucinating, etc. An ambulance will come, do an initial quick review and from your description, should transport him to the er for further assessment and triage. He may need admission to hospital -- possibly will need a medical-psychiatric unit that can handle both his encephalopathy and his other behavioral issues. Read more...

My husband had a liver transplant last year in Jan 2015 but it did not rid him of hepatic encephalopathy his is bad his memory is horrible?

May not be hepatic? There R many possible causes of bad memory. If your husband had hepatic encephalopathy, & now has a normal functioning liver, other causes of brain dysfunction have to be considered. In other words, if the new liver is functioning normally, it is unreasonable to assume that hepatic encephalopathy is causing the current memory problem. Dr. Mike. Read more...

Husband has high liver ammonia levels, they stay normal when hes on lactulose but he hasn't taken it for a while. Does he have hepatic encephalopathy?

Need more info. Hepatic encephalopathy is diagnosed only by mental status. If he is confused, disoriented, or abnormally sleepy, probably he has it. By themselves, ammonia or other lab tests can help confirm encephalopathy but they don't make the diagnosis. Sounds like you should check with his doctor soon. Good luck! Read more...