What may be the cause for hepatic encephalopathy in women?

Liver disease. Hepatic encephalopathy is always caused by severe liver malfunction. There are a large number of causes, including liver damage from viruses ( hepatitis) toxins, tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, alcohol abuse, and even autoimmune diseases. There are other less common causes of liver injury as well.

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Can Hepatic Encephalopathy cause someone to have spontaneous movements and be unresponsive?

Yes. Those movements may have been myoclonus. If their liver disease is treated successfully, they can have a good recovery. Hope that helps! Read more...

Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Sort of. Hepatic encephalopathy can be associated with a variety of neurological symptoms from confusion and delirium to coma. Since confused patients may not be attentive it may appear they have short term memory loss. Once treated the mental status problems are reversible. Read more...

My aunts been diagnosed with chronic liver disease, she's in hepatic encephalopathy, she's also having 4.6 creatinine, what could be the cause?

Too many. There are far too many possibilities to go into on a forum such as this. That would be an appropriate question for her treating physician. Read more...
Kidney injury. That cr level is elevated, meaning her kidney function is impaired. I assume she is in the hospital. Patients with liver disease can develop kidney injury from many causes including medications, poor dietary intake, and sometime advanced liver disease itself can lead to progressive kidney disease. She should be seen by a kidney specialist to determine what can be done for her kidneys. Good luck. Read more...

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. Read more...

What is hepatic encephalopathy?

Will worsen situatio. Hepatic encephalopathy is a serious symptom of liver failure and needs to be treated very seriously. Patients with this condition have a disturbance in their mental status which causes confusion, agitation, or severe depression. Continuing to consume alcohol or other liver-toxic substances will worsen the situation and ultimately lead to decompensated liver failure and death. Read more...
Altered mental statu. Disturbance of consciousness from confusion to coma as a result of liver failure usually due to high levels of serum ammonia. Read more...
Hepatic encephalopat. Hepatic encephalopathy is a condition of confusion or altered alertness due to inhibition of brain function. It is believed that this is related to insufficient metabolism of the liver and build up of chemicals that can be transmitted to the brain by the blood stream. In some cases, an elevated blood ammonia level correlates with this condition, but not always, and the role of ammonia is debated. Read more...

Has anyone survived hepatic encephalopathy?

Yes. The prognosis of hepatic encephalopathy really is dependent on how far advanced the liver disease is. If the liver function is still enough to be compatible with life, treatment of underlying infections, drugs to lower the ammonia level etc usually will improve the encephalopathy. Read more...
Sure ! The encephalopathy can be treated by the treatment of liver failure and depeding on the cause and the state of the disorder can be reversed. Read more...

What are the symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy?

Encephalopathy. Symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy may be mild at first then become severe. Mild symptoms may include mood changes, mild confusion, forgetfulness, and changes in sleep, while more severe symptoms may include agitation, disorientation or severe confusion, abnormal movements, sleepiness, and slurred speech. Patients may progress to coma and death in the most severe cases. Read more...

What is hepatic encephalopathy and how bad is it?

HEPATIC ENCEPHALPATH. Hepatic encephalopathy is another description of hepatic coma and it is very very serious condition and can be fatal.It is caused by liver failure due to chronic liver disease, commonest of that is alcoholic cirrhosis. Read more...
Liver -brain problem. Hepatic encephalopathy is a kind of delirium, or brain malfunction caused by liver disease. When the liver is not working toxins are produced or not adequately cleared by the liver. These toxins cause brain problems, ranging from lethargy and confusion, to coma, and even (if the liver failure is acute) brain swelling and death. The exact mechanism is not fully known. There is treatment though. Read more...
Altered mentation. Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a chronic condition leading to confusion when toxins build up in the body due to cirrhosis of the liver. Of these toxins, ammonia seems to play a major role. Usually having 2-3 bowel movements a day with help of medications (decreases ammonia) and can control symptoms of HE. See a liver doctor to discuss other causes resulting in HE. Read more...