Posts Tagged ‘HE’

What Causes Hepatic Encephalopathy?

What Causes Hepatic Encephalopathy? Hepatic encephalopathy is a worsening of brain function that occurs when the liver is no longer able to remove toxic substances in the blood. Causes Hepatic encephalopathy is caused by disorders that affect the liver. These include disorders that reduce liver function (such as cirrhosis or hepatitis ) and conditions in…

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What is Hepatic Encephalopathy?

What is Hepatic Encephalopathy? Hepatic coma; Encephalopathy – hepatic Last reviewed: October 13, 2009. Hepatic encephalopathy is a worsening of brain function that occurs when the liver is no longer able to remove toxic substances in the blood. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Hepatic encephalopathy is caused by disorders that affect the liver. These include…

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What Are the Treatments for Portal Hypertension?

What Are the Treatments for Portal Hypertension? The portal vein carries blood from the gastrointestinal tract to the liver. If this vein becomes blocked by cirrhosis which is a scarring of the liver or by a blood clot the pressure inside the vein increases. This increase in pressure is called portal hypertension. When blood flow…

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