Researchers report at the International Liver Congress™ 2013 that probiotics may soon become part of the treatment plan for managing hepatic encephalopathy, a neuropsychiatric abnormality associated with liver failure and characterized by intellectual impairment, personality changes, and reduced levels of consciousness. Hepatic encephalopathy is a complication of advanced liver disease that is often difficult to treat. It is caused by the accumulation of toxins in the blood that are not removed by the liver. Treatment usually involves the use of antibiotics or laxatives, which are used to prevent the production of toxic substances in the intestine. Gut bacteria produce ammonia, […]Continue reading Probiotics as Treatment for Hepatic Encephalopathy
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