What is hepatic encephalopathy (HE) ?
HE is a possible consequence of liver disease.
Liver disease happens to many people for lots of different reasons. In fact,
approximately 30 million people in the United States have some form of liver disease.
Some of the common types of liver disease and their causes include:
Hepatitis A, B, and C,
which are 3 different strains of the hepatitis virus that can damage the liver.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD),
which is caused by too much fat in the liver cells.
Alcohol-related liver disease,
which is the result of drinking too much alcohol.
All of these types of liver disease can damage and scar the liver.