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What are some questions for my doctor if I have hepatic encephalopathy (HE)?

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If your doctor diagnoses you with hepatic encephalopathy, some things to ask him are:

  • What stage of the brain disorder do I have?
  • What treatments do you recommend?
  • Will my symptoms get better or go away?
  • Will I have to change my diet?
  • Will I still be able to work, take care of myself, and drive?

From: Hepatic Encephalopathy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Living With Hepatic Encephalopathy."

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: "Hepatic Encephalopathy in Chronic Liver Disease: 2014 Practice Guideline."

Canadian Liver Foundation: "Hepatic Encephalopathy."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

American Liver Foundation: "Living With Hepatic Encephalopathy."

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases: "Hepatic Encephalopathy in Chronic Liver Disease: 2014 Practice Guideline."

Canadian Liver Foundation: "Hepatic Encephalopathy."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

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