Ammonia and ammonium

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Avatar n tn If a 49 year old male had a normal stress echo two years ago and wants this year to have a heart PET scan (because of better accuracy),would you recomend a PET scan with heart rate inducing drugs(adenosine) or only rest part of the test with ammonia and FDG?5.Do ammonia and FDG causes arrhythmia,pac,pvc plus any other serious side effects?
Avatar n tn Question please, what makes urine have a ammonia type smell? thanks Earl =========================== Dear Earl Thanks for your question. The body gets rid of acid breakdown products in the form of ammonium (NH4). Proteins in our diet contribute significantly to this acid load. Urinary tract infections can cause malodorous urine including an ammonia like smell. More individualized care is available at the Henry Ford Hospital and its urban campuses by calling (1 800 653 6568).
Avatar m tn Irritated eyes, runny noses, coughing, throat clearing and tingling skin are all known symptoms when exposed to ammonium. Ammonium also creates brain fog, cause concentration problems and similar cognitive problems" "Ammonium and similar gases are created in the stomach when food is digested, especially under anaerobic conditions, and anaerobic conditions are common when there is an infection in the stomach and when there is a low oxygen count in the body e.g.
Avatar n tn This occurs when protein in the gut is absorbed into the bloodstream and converted into ammonia which, because of his impaired liver function, accumulates and results in impaired brain function. I'm sure they are limiting his protein intake and possibly administering drugs to help with this condition. The yellowish tint is jaundice which is the accumulation of bilirubin in the blood stream and can be the result of liver dysfunction or obstruction of his bile ducts.
Avatar f tn Like your grandma I landed up in the ER and incoherent from high ammonia levels but lactulose enabled me to think clearer. The root of the problem was the cirrhosis. For me, the cure was a liver transplant. I still have hep C but fortunately my liver has remained healthy. The guide line I used for lactulose consumption was enough to have 2-3 soft bowel movements daily. Besides using lactolose, she should stop eating red meat as it can increase the ammonia. Fish, chicken and beans are fine.
Avatar f tn However, with advanced liver disease, whether acute or chronic, the detoxification of ammonia and other toxins by the liver fails, and they accumulate in the blood and disturb brain function. Triggers that exacerbate underlying HE Infections Too much red meat Constipation Internal bleeding opiate pain medications and benzodiazepines What are the symptoms of HE? Patients suffering hepatic encephalopathy may come to the doctor with a spectrum of symptoms.
29837 tn?1414538248 Elevated ammonia levels in the setting of cirrhosis are the result of the reduced capacity of the liver to convert the ammonia produced by the intestinal bacteria from protein remnants in the food to urea, which is non toxic to our metabolism and can be excreted effciently in the kidneys.
1358341 tn?1282213443 Hello, my 19yo cat cured from CRF, but I'll have to continue treatment. And I don't know if after being cured, if she shall continue treatment or not, because usually cats don't get cured of CRF. She'll soon re-start her treatment: Renalzin + Probiavi probiotics, Renalzin made her Phosphorus get lower and the probiotics made her Urea get lower, and both made the Creatinine get back to normal levels:
1008841 tn?1293602560 I believe that the lactulose reduces the ammonia in your gut and brain and that's why it is important to take, if the ammonia gets too high it can cause you to have problems thinking, driving, cooking etc. I am not as good as explaining things as Hector so I have taken one of his explanations and am pasting it here. I also just read an explanation that the lactulose helps your body do the job the liver would do if it was working right. I hope this helps, I found it in the cirrhosis forum.
Avatar m tn DETOXIFYING AMMONIA Ammonia toxicityIn part 2 of AMMONIA TOXICITY we are going to find out what we can do to remove ammonia from our body, both by supporting the organs involved in processing and disposing of it, and by taking supplements with an affinity for removing ammonia. We have seen that there are 3 organ systems in the body that produce and/or deal with ammonia: the liver, the kidneys and the intestines.
Avatar f tn we have had monitor the ammonia level frequnty. between the hep dr and neuro dr Ishall prove them all wrong and go on strongly. Heck, even hopkins could not help me. Found that a good sense of humor works well with this disease. excuse all spelling errors, just part of the enceph.
Avatar n tn You may be given lactulose to prevent intestinal bacteria from creating ammonia and to remove blood from the intestines. You may also get neomycin to reduce ammonia production by intestinal bacteria. Rifaximin, a new antibiotic, is also effective in hepatic encephalopathy. You may need to avoid sedatives, tranquilizers, and any other medicines that are broken down by the liver. Medicines containing ammonium (including certain antacids) should also be avoided.
Avatar n tn Posted by another member: "Lactulose syrup is synthetic disaccharide and cannot be digested. It is 'eaten' by the bacteria in the bowel, causing acidification of the colonic contents. Creating an ionic exchange, drawing 'poisons' from the blood, and adding an ion preventing them from re entering the bloodstream. ie. ammonia is changed to ammonium.
Avatar m tn I am very careful .even tho most countries .even canada require heath workers and evn police and firemen to get vaccined for all duseases,there is a controversy over a few cases where people are refusing to get vaccinated.Its not mandatory in Canada for Joe Blow the shot,even the swine flu shot is optional.
Avatar m tn I have been having the same Problem 42 never smoked.i have had night sweats,cough,maliase.I have been to Pulmonologist also but still don have any answers either.
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Avatar n tn This may sound very unususal,and beleive me I wouldn't even mention it, if it hadn't become such an anomoly to me. For the past 3 months or so I have noticed that I have gnats flying around me at home. Just a couple,but they follow me from room to room, wherever I go. They also follow me to work,and I have them in my office too. Then when I go to another person's office, they follow me in there too. So essentially it's me they are after.
Avatar f tn - tried lotioning my legs after, and before after showering with both Aveeno and St. Ives Intensive Healing - tried using baby oil after, and before & after - tried using tea tree oil and various other organic itch-calming treatments None of these have worked Once the itch starts, there is very little that will end it.
472570 tn?1274689487 A couple months later I awoke in the middle of the night with a swarm I couldnt see on my scalp and all over. The itch was excrutiating and when I scratched my head they got under my fingernails. My fingers looked like sausages from all the bites and I took a look in the mirror and my eyes and lips were horribly swollen with red splotches on my face. I couldnt see any of these biters, even with that many. The itch lasts several minutes and the swelling was gone by morning when they departed.
Avatar n tn here i for the last 6 months i have had itchy eye doctor told me it was due to mild allergies and prescribed eye drops which didnt help in the least so i turned to over the counter allergy medicine which hasn't helped either (so i dont think it's allergies) and in the last 3 weeks not only are my eyelids itchy but when i wake up in the morning my upper eye lids are bright red and swelled up so bad that its embarassing!!!!