Encephalopathy is a term that describes brain disease, damage or malfunction. It can present varied symptoms that range from mild to severe. It is manifested by an altered mental state that is accompanied by physical manifestations.

What are the symptoms of Encephalopathy?

Confusion 1
Memory impairment
Memory loss
Decline in problem solving
Problem solving deficit
Disorganised or difficulty
Trouble thinking clearly
Difficulties with speaking
Speaking troubles
Muscle spasm
Muscle weakness or twitches
Blurred vision
Uncontrollable eye movements
Sleep disorders
Disabling seizures
  • Glycine Encephalopathy
  • Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Hypersensitive Encephalopathy
  • Hypoxic Encephalopathy
  • Lyme Encephalopathy
  • Static Encephalopathy
  • Toxic – metabolic Encephalopathy
  • Transmissible spongiform Encephalopathy
  • Uremic Encephalopathy
  • Wernicke Encephalopathy
  • Infectious bacteria, viruses, prions etc
  • Anoxic
  • Alcoholic
  • Hepatic
  • Uremic
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Brain tumors
  • Toxic chemicals
  • Poor nutrition
  • Pressure alterations in the brain
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Liver Conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Tendency to develop blood clots
  • Exposure to poisonous substances
  • Cancer
  • Excessive alcohol and harmful drug usage

The doctors will conduct an initial examination by questioning the patient on their medical history and symptoms. They may also perform a general medical exam to analyse mental and neurological symptoms.

The diagnostic tests that may be conducted

  • Spinal tap
  • Blood tests
  • MRI Scan
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Nutritional supplements