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What is hepatic encephalopathy (HE)?

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Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a disorder caused by a buildup of toxins in your brain that can happen with advanced liver disease. It affects a lot of things, like your behavior, mood, speech, sleep, or the way you move.

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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