Mr Wim Pieters passed away in November 2020. His family considers the education about HE very important and have given their permission to distribute this video widely. We, therefore, dedicate the video to Mr Wim Pieters.

Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE): The liver has a great ability to regenerate and performs many important functions, such as defusing all kinds of toxins. In Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE), the liver is no longer able to remove toxins from the blood with the result that these toxins enter the brain. This is often caused by cirrhosis. Hepatic Encephalopathy is a serious complication of cirrhosis and clearly affects the quality of life. It causes trouble not only for the patient but also for the immediate environment.The disease can be long (chronic) or short (acute) and the symptoms can vary from limited to very severe. (More information about it ,in progress)

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