Liver Damage | 14 Signs & Symptoms of Liver Damage

6. Difficulty concentrating

We already described above the late-stage symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy, which include confusion and sometimes coma and death. It can be a very damaging problem with a high mortality rate if not treated promptly. However, the early stage of hepatic encephalopathy is not as severe, and some patients do not recognize it as such.

In an early stage, patients would experience difficulty concentrating, mood changes, and irritation. These symptoms are unspecific and not always easy to detect because they can be confused with other diseases, mental health conditions, or a bad habit of not paying attention. However, paying attention to the combination of mental health symptoms in a patient with liver problems is recommended.