Options For Diagnosing HE

As medical science progresses, we are living extended lives these days. Many people are aware of many ordinary conditions that kill including cancer, heart attacks, diabetes and strokes. But there are a lot of other diseases that many folks do not find out about until they contract them or are familiar with a person who has them.

When you or someone you love has received an HE diagnosis you may have more than a few concerns such as:

How can hepatic encephalopathy be treated?

Can HE be treated?
How did I get HE?
What are the symptoms of HE?

You may also not know that there are different levels of hepatic encephalopathy.

HE is a common condition in people with symptoms of reduced liver function including liver cirrhosis. In addition if you have symptoms of cirrhosis, you should have your physician check for HE. To find out more concerning cirrhosis of the liver view our site for facts on spotting signs of liver disease.

A widely used treatment option for HE is regular lactulose treatment which pulls fluid out of the body into the colon, softening stools and causing you to move your bowels more often. This helps reduce the toxin levels in your intestines by removing them quickly and putting less strain on liver function. The use of liquid lactulose for HE is a time-tested option but produces some secondary side effects. A potential side-effect of lactulose administration can include: diarrhea. You might also experience nausea, gas, abdominal pain and loss of water from your body.

It is vital to treat hepatic encephalopathy as soon as possible to avoid further problems or an increased risk for failure of the liver.

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