Diet for hepatic encephalopathy with diabetes?

Difficult. Low protein, low simple carb is the simplest answer but you really need to get training from a specialized dietician.

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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. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: hepatic encephalopathy?

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...
Altered mental state. Encephalopathy is a generalized description of an altered mental state that is caused by a medical condition. This is seen as confusion, agitation, lethargy, and/or severe somnolence. It is commonly seen in patients with cirrhosis (hepatic encephalopathy) and in otherwise well controlled cirrhosis it is may be a sign of infection or gastrointestinal bleeding. Read more...

What does hepatic encephalopathy grade2 mean and what are the consequences?

Variable. Hepatic encephalopathy (he) grade 2 usually infers lethargy or apathy; minimal disorientation for time or place; subtle personality change; inappropriate behavior. However, many things can change that, making it worse or better. Medications, such as lactulose or rifaximin, are used to treat he, and dietary indiscretion as well as infection or worsening liver function will make he worse. Read more...

Can bloodletting help someone with hepatic encephalopathy?

No. (?) "Bloodletting" refers to the ancient and long-discredited practice of bleeding someone to remove "evil humors" (another long-outdated concept). "Therapeutic phlebotomy" is used to treat diseases that cause overproduction of red blood cells or their constituents eg hemochromatosis, polycythemia vera, porphyria cutanea tarda. It is NOT indicated for hepatic encephalopathy. . Read more...

Hospitalised with hepatic encephalopathy and now at home. Can we still take warafin?

See hepatologist. If you have hepatic encephalopathy, it would suggest that there is significant liver damage. Since the liver is the source of proteins that allow you to stop bleeding, and Coumadin (warfarin) is used to block the production of these proteins too, the combination is very risky to adjust. Make sure that someone with expertise in managing anticoagulation is aware of cirrhosis and monitors closely. Read more...

What is the pathophysiology of hepatic encephalopathy?

This manifestation . Of liver disease occurs when the detoxifying function of the liver is compromised usually by chronic liver disease of one sort or another. We measure ammonia levels in the blood as a marker for this dysfunction but other nitrogen containing substances are more responsible. Read more...
Toxins in bloodstrea. Bacteria in the colon release toxins as part of their normal digestion of nutrients. Typically a normal functioning liver can handle that. When someone has cirrhosis and the liver doesn't work normally those toxins can build up and get into the brain to cause the sleepiness/confusion of hepatic encephalopathy. That is why we use drugs like lactulose for diarrhea to clear the colon. Read more...