What is Hepatic encephalopathy?

What is Hepatic Encephalopathy? Hepatic encephalopathy is a condition which affects the thinking and behavior of patients with liver disease. The changes may be minimal (slight changes in mood, sleep, behavior) which may not be apparent on routine evaluation, and require specialized testing. However, the more severe changes are more apparent, and include confusion, disorientation, CLICK TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE AND COMMENT…

Myths about diet in liver disease

Diet in liver disease Common Myth: Diet should be restricted and avoid non-vegetarian food in liver disease The restricted diet causes a delayed recovery. Even for a healthy individual, a prolonged zero-fat diet leads to delayed recovery. There is absolutely no taboo in eating non-vegetarian food too, provided it is cooked adequately and hygienically. Boiled CLICK TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE AND COMMENT…

I am suffering from cirrhosis of liver. When should I consider undergoing liver transplantation?

Recognition of cirrhosis per se does not imply a need for liver transplantation. Liver transplantation is the definitive management of cirrhosis once the medical therapy fails. The common indications for undergoing liver transplantation is development of end stage liver disease and its complications like infection of the ascitic fluid (spontaneous bacterial peritonitis), hepatic encephalopathy, kidney CLICK TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE AND COMMENT…