What are dietary recommendations for patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE)?

Updated: Apr 04, 2019
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The author recommends that patients consume well-cooked chicken and fish in addition to vegetable proteins. Malnourished patients are encouraged to add commercially available liquid nutritional supplements to their diet. Patients rarely require specialized treatment with oral or enteral supplements rich in branched-chain amino acids.


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