What happens if you have hepatic encephalopathy and do not have transplant?

Depends. The symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy can be treated with medicine. Lactulose or rifaximen are commonly used. As liver failure progresses however the medical treatments are less effective and encephalopathy can lead to a hepatic coma. In the absence on liver transplant, advanced liver failure can unfortunately lead to death.
Depends. Hepatic encephalopathy can resolve with treatment, and since the liver has a large capacity to heal after damage, depending on how severely damaged the liver is, and what the cause of liver damage is, it is possible the underlying liver damage can be healed if the cause is treated early enough.

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What happens if you have hepatic encephalopathy and do not get a liver transplant?

Liver failure. Hepatic encephalopathy usually means that your liver is not functioning properly. This tends to be one of the later symptoms of liver failure. If left untreated, liver failure will ultimately cause death. Some patients are candidates for liver transplantation which can be very effective. Read more...
Progression. It usually signals advanced esld. In the absence of transplant, this is usually the forerunner of complications such as as cites, wasting, bleeding and even cancer of the liver, which usually lead to death. Read more...

Are there different levels of hepatic encephalopathy? Is the condition reversible if liver transplant is ruled out?

Yes. There are 5 stages of hepatic encephalopqthy. It is treatable even if transplant not an option. Ask the transplant hepatolgist (the liver doc) to help with this problem. Read more...
Yes. Encephalopathy is graded from 1 to 4. Reversible causes include infection, bleeding and meds. Encephalopathy related to liver failure requires medication, especially if transplant is not on option. Common treatments include lactulose and rifaximin. Read more...
Yes, can be. Encephalopathy has 4 stages, diagnosed clinically. There is one more non-clinical stage, which needs special testing. Encephalopathy can be reversible with transplantation. In some cases, it may take time. Rarely, encephlopathy can occur without liver diseses. In that situation, transplantation may not be always the option. Correcting the problem can reverse encephalopathy. 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...