HE: The Patient Perspective


The American Liver Foundation held the first of a four-part series of live webinars on hepatic encephalopathy (HE) designed for patients and caregivers on January 23, 2014.

It began with an introduction to the topic by nationally recognized hepatologist Dr. Fredric Gordon and featured two patient advocates who shared their experience of living with HE. All three panelists were available for a live question and answer session following each presentation.

HE is most often seen in people with chronic liver disease.  It is a major complication of cirrhosis – whether caused by viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, toxic exposure or long-term alcohol use.  These videos were featured during this webinar.