Cirrhosis is a degenerative liver disease resulting in scarring and liver failure. The most common symptoms of cirrhosis are fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, and jaundice.
A healthy liver removes toxins from the body. If the liver is not able to function well, toxic chemicals build up in the blood and affect the brain, causing hepatic encephalopathy.
Symptoms include musty or sweet breath odor, altered loss of consciousness, forgetfulness, and changes in mood, personality changes, confusion and more.
If you have been diagnosed with cirrhosis, you may qualify to participate in a clinical trial to prevent hepatic encephalopathy.