Cirrhosis and Your Brain
Your liver plays a critical role in health, as it filters toxins from our body. For people who have cirrhosis, damage to the liver prevents it from working as it should. Conditions like hepatitis C, fatty liver disease, and drinking too much cause cirrhosis. When the liver isn’t functioning well, it causes hepatic encephalopathy. This condition results from the buildup of ammonia and other toxins in the body that the liver isn’t filtering out. For people with cirrhosis, talk to your doctor if brain fog worsens. It could be an indicator your liver is worse.